To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
October 4, 2016
PEANUT BUTTER CREAM PIE
If you walk into any lunch cafe in the south,
even the upscale cafe's on Magnolia Street in Fort Worth,
you are going to enjoy a fabulous Peanut Butter Pie.
Some people make them extra sweet with cream cheese
and a graham cracker crust,
but our favorite is a old-fashioned cream pie
with a pastry crust topped with meringue!
This is Estelle's version of Peanut Butter Cream Pie
and I will say,
it is one of my most requested family favorites!
Peanut Butter Cream Pie
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 t. salt
2 cups milk
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
2 T. butter
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 9-inch baked pie shell
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt.
Gradually stir in milk and cook over medium heat
until thickened and bubbly.
Cook for 2 minutes stirring often.
Remove from heat.
Stir a small amount of hot mixture
into beaten egg yolks.
Add peanut butter.
Pour egg yolks directly into hot mixture
and cook for two minutes.
Add butter and vanilla.
Estelle's Sweet Tip~
I add 1/4 cup of these
Peanut Butter/ Milk Chocolate Chips
to the hot cream mixture
to enhance the flavor!
Stir until melted and mixture is smooth.