Friday, January 5, 2007

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Sugar depressed? Down in the right-eating caloric dumps? Suffering from post-holidaysal dietary balance? Worry not! Today is Peanut Butter Pie Friday.

Peanut Butter Pie

Okay, so you get the picture. I cooked up a pair of delightfully peanut-buttery PB pies a few minutes ago, working from a recipe given to me by a co-worker in the gig I was working nine years ago. The conversation went approximately as follows: D: That PB pie is really good. Co-worker: Want the recipe? D: Okay, why not.

I have not had the peanut butter pie since. Not this peanut butter pie nor any other. Not one time.

However. When I went recipe-digging about ten days ago, I ran across the index card. It said this:

Peanut Butter Pie

1 c milk
1 c boiling water
2 1/2 tbsp corn starch
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c peanut butter
3/4 c sugar
3 egg yolks

Mix peanut butter and boiling water until smooth. Mix corn starch, sugar, salt, egg yolks with mix. Combine with peanut butter mixture and cook until thick.

The procedure for crust is on the back of the card, which is signed, surprisingly enough, L.L. Dec. 1997. For the crust it's a fairly straight-forward combination of flour, shortening, and water. As you can see in the photo, I lazied my way around the crust-making labors and grabbed some Keebler pre-mades from P&C. One graham cracker and one chocolate-graham, directly from the elves. And why make pies? We're visiting with friends tomorrow afternoon, and I was appointed to the desserts.

You needn't wait until next January to try the recipe. Heck, as far as I care, any Friday can be a P.B.P.F. Or every Friday. But most especially the Friday that's one day before EWM turns three. Whatever. You and your calories (which will take on a life all their own) can thank me later because, believe me, the joys of cooking a peanut butter pie are no ordinary joys of cooking.

Added: I doubled the measures to make the two pies shown above.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at January 5, 2007 9:55 PM to Gobstuff

This is one of the greatest posts ever. Still, I'm a little squicked out by the peanut butter/boiling water combo. It's just as well that I don't make any, really.

Posted by: Clancy at January 10, 2007 2:49 PM

It's a quick step, and without it, the pie'd be pretty much sugary peanut butter in a pie shell. Hmm. On second thought that'd probably be fine.

As for not making any, there are just two days until the next PBPF.

Posted by: Derek at January 10, 2007 3:49 PM

The LAST thing my stomach/lower back (spare tire!) needs is a PBP. Maybe I can scale down the recipe to fit into one of those little pie crusts -- remember those little B ama Pecan Pies?

Posted by: Clancy at January 15, 2007 1:07 PM