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Southern Peanut Pie

No recipe image available.Roasted peanuts take the place of pecans in this delicious variation on classic pecan pie.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust*
3 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups finely chopped roasted peanuts
Vanilla ice cream as accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until foamy. Add the sugar, syrup, butter and vanilla; continue to beat until thoroughly blended. Stir in peanuts. Pour mixture into unbaked pastry shell.
  3. Bake pie for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife carefully inserted in the center of pie comes out clean.
  4. Serve warm or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.