Southern Peanut Pie
Roasted peanuts take the place of pecans in this delicious variation on classic pecan pie.
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)
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- 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.
- Bake pie for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife carefully inserted in the center of pie comes out clean.
- 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.