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Downhome Peanut Butter Pie

By Bob on July 8, 2013 1:22 AM

When I was in college, my good friend Jim Burks and I used to travel the 18 miles to Glen Rose, Texas to enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth smoked brisket at Hammond's Barbecue. Hammond's in those days was more than the best BBQ in North Central Texas. Liz Hammond, the matriarch of that smoky dynasty, made the best pies on the planet.


More often than not, she'd greet us at the door with, "I've got two slices of peanut butter pie left. I'll save 'em for you!". As any good southern boy will tell you, there's only one reply to that comment: "Thankya Ma'am!" 


This peanut butter pie is super easy to make and super delicious to eat!

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Jim and I were lucky that Liz Hammond took a liking to us (Jim really, but I was always happy to draft on his influence with great pie makers). But we were DOUBLE lucky in the peanut butter pie dept. In our own little town of Granbury, Texas, we had ANOTHER great place that made terrific pies: Rankin's Restaurant. When we weren't Jonesing for BBQ, Jim and I would hit Rankin's for open-faced roast beef sandwiches, burgers and its legendary peanut butter pie. 


Rankin's peanut butter pie was smooth, creamy and surprisingly light with a rich peanut taste that always left you wanting more. Through the miracle of Facebook, I've reconnected with some Granbury friends who unearthed the recipe to this delicious dish, which is unbelievably easy to make.


4 Ingredients Is All It Takes to Make This Delicious Peanut Butter Pie 



4 ingredients is all it takes to make this super easy and delicious peanut butter pie


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Rankin's Restaurant Peanut Butter Pie

Serves 6 or more


Courtesy of Muriel Jensen


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Gently unroll pie crust. Place crust in ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Press crust firmly against side and bottom. Trim crust along pie plate edge.


Place in 375-degree oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until it's completely done.


Remove baked pie crust from oven and let cool. 

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Prepare the Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding & Pie Filling as instructed on the box.


Add 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) to the Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding & Pie Filing. Stir the prepared pie filling and peanut butter until they're completely mixed together.


Pour into baked pie crust and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. 


Enjoy this tasty Southern treat!


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