This recipe was made famous by the TV show Man v. Food on The Travel Channel. This delicious pie is served up at Yoder’s Amish Restaurant in Sarasota, Fla. Dad and my friend Manny say this is the best pie they’ve ever eaten. I don’t disagree!
- 1 c. cold whole milk
- ½ c. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 egg yolks
- 3 c. heavy cream
- 3 T. butter
- 2/3 c. sugar
- Mix cornstarch, salt, 1 cup milk, eggs yolks and vanilla with a wire whisk until smooth. Set mixture aside.
- Heat 3 cups heavy cream, butter and sugar till scalding, stirring constantly. Add cornstarch mixture to hot cream while stirring with a whisk. Cook till thickened (about two to four minutes). Remove from heat before boiling. Chill.
Mix 1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with half a cup of peanut butter (recipe calls for crunchy; I use creamy) with a mixer until small crumbs form. (Add more powdered sugar if you’re not getting crumbs.)
Place 1/3 of the crumbs into the cooled pie shell. Spoon chilled pudding on top of crumbs. Place 1/3 crumbs on top of pudding. Top pudding with two cups of freshly beaten whipped cream. Garnish with remaining crumbs.
Serves 6 to 12.
It’s my opinion that this pie tastes best when it’s been refrigerated for a day and the ingredients have ‘settled,’ but if you dig right after making the pie, you won’t be disappointed. Just be sure to try another piece the next day!
Like this pie? You’ll love my chocolate version!