Although the peanut has a long history, having been found in Peruvian mummy tombs, peanut butter is a relatively young food.
In 1890, an enterprising physician, Dr. John Kellogg (of corn flakes fame), created peanut butter as a healthy protein substitute that was easy to digest for patients with no teeth. The manufacturing process was mechanized by George A. Bayle, Jr., and a patent for a peanut-butter machine was issued to Abrose W. Straub in 1903.
In 1904, peanut butter came into the limelight at the St. Louis Universal Exposition by concessionaire C. H. Sumner, where it was promoted as a health food.
1 1/2 cups pancake syrup or corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 tsp. sale
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pastry for one crust pie
Broken peanut butter cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out pastry to fit pie plate and trim as desired. In a bowl beat pancake syrup, peanut butter, sugar, salt until blended. Add eggs and vanilla. Pour into pie crust. Bake 60-70 minutes or until top is puffed and center is set. Cover with foil the last 30-40 minutes to prevent over browning.
Cool and top with desired toppings.