Thursday, April 08, 2010

Peanut Butter Pie

A lovely surprise came to my house yesterday - a box of vintage cookbooks! Ernestine, a reader, sent them to me, and this is a treasure trove indeed - cookbooks and little dessert molds. Thank you, Ernestine! What fun!

I pulled out this one first, as it is hilarious. It is from the Mammoth Cave Wax Museum, though I think it was sold elsewhere, too. It is the second printing, 1969. While it does have some crazy recipes - coon, fried pigs' tail, etc. it has some real gems too.

Peanut Butter Pie
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
Unbaked pie shell

Blend filling ingredients.  Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 inutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake 30 - 35 minutes longer.  Filling should appear slightly less set in center than around edge.

I read Three Girls and Their Brother by Rebeck this week which was suggested at PLA as an adult book teens may enjoy. It was good, about what happens in a family when some members become famous.


Barbara said...

With a cup of corn syrup and a cup of sugar, that pie has to be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!! My kind of pie!!

ernestine said...

glad they finally made it there...looks like they'll have a lovely home