Thursday, November 15, 2012

Grandma Sexton's Peanut Butter Pie

Less than a week until Thanksgiving. Oh, I know, you're not even thinking about oven roasted turkey, homemade dinner rolls and grandma's dressing. Y'all are elbows deep in NaNo writing, or you should be. By my calculations you should be over the half-way mark. Me, not so much. I'm still sitting under 8k. Is there hope for me? I don't know, we'll see.

Anyway, this is my all time favorite Thanksgiving dessert. It's been handed down through several generations.  Grandma Sexton was born Pearl Sabre Kelly in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, November 1890. I don't know where she got the recipe from, but it is the absolute best pie (if you like peanut butter) ever made, but I LOVE peanut butter. I'm addicted to peanut butter.


1 cup light corn syrup (Karo)

1 cup sugar

3 eggs (Mom recently discovered medium eggs work best)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (Gluten free)

1/3 cup peanut butter (make sure it's not contaminated)

1 9" pie shell (I've used Gluten Free Pantry, but I think I'll try something else this year. Also, Mom makes me an individual pie in a small custard dish without the crust, so I'm sure you can make this crustless.)

Combine all ingredients. Pour into pie shell. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 10 minutes. While leaving the pie in the oven, reduce the temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes more.

If you make it, let me know what you and your family thought of it. 

Blessings and happy NaNoing,



  1. I'll have to try this for Thanksgiving. My step-dad loves peanut butter...

  2. I think he'll appreciate it. It's very good, and peanut buttery. ;)

  3. So you have to eat gluten free also-- my husband has to deal with that. What crust did you mean -- Gluten Free Pantry? This sounds yummy.

  4. Gluten Free Pantry is a brand at one of our stores. They have all sorts of baking mixes. I just found a recipe for Chex crust in exchange for graham cracker crusts. I'm definitely going to try that with cherry cheesecake.

  5. You'll have to post that so I can send it to my gluten-free friend, Kim...