Miranda Lambert obviously knows that the way to a man’s heart is straight through his belly! In this months edition of Good Housekeeping, Miranda shares her recipe for hubby Blake Shelton‘s favorite, Peanut Butter Pie!  Miranda also tells the magazine that she is following her Mama’s best advice, which is “Don’t change who you are for anybody!”  So even though she could easily afford to to wear the finest and most expensive designer duds, she still prefers to shop for her clothes at Target & Forever 21, just like us ‘regular country girls!’  And we all know that country girls are known for their cooking too, so big thanks to Miranda for sharing her Peanut Butter Pie recipe that she says keeps Blake coming back for more….

Just in time for the holidays, or to ‘seal the deal’ for the man in your life….here’s Miranda’s recipe!

Peanut Butter Pie

Active time 35 minutes –  Total time 40 minutes plus chilling

Makes 10 servings

1 9-in. refrigerated ready-to-use piecrust

¾ c. sugar

⅓ c. cornstarch

1 tsp. salt

4 c. whole milk

4 lg. egg yolks, lightly beaten

¾ c. peanut butter (preferably crunchy)

3 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

Freshly whipped sweetened heavy cream, for serving

Chopped peanuts, for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place pie crust in 9-in. pie plate; bake as label directs for one-crust pie shell.

2. In 4-quart saucepan, stir together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. In large bowl, whisk milk and egg yolks until blended; gradually whisk into sugar mixture. Heat on medium 6 to 7 minutes or until mixture thickens and boils, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter, butter, and vanilla until well blended.

3. Immediately pour peanut butter mixture into baked pie shell; press plastic wrap onto surface of filling. Refrigerate pie at least 4 hours or until well chilled and set.

4. To serve, top with whipped cream and garnish with chopped peanuts.


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