For the crust: Combine the rice cereal, peanut butter and corn syrup in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix together on medium-low speed until the mixture is uniform and comes together into a ball. Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish and pat into the bottom and up the sides to form an even crust. Set aside.
For the pudding: Bring the half-and-half and vanilla to a simmer over low heat. Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium bowl (the mixture will be pretty dry). While whisking constantly, slowly pour or ladle the hot half-and-half into the egg mixture. Return the mixture to the saucepan, increase the heat to medium and cook, whisking, until the mixture thickens, the whisk leaves distinct trails and the mixture just starts to simmer at the edges of the pan, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain into a clean bowl. Stir in the butter.
Pour the pudding into the prepared crust and smooth the top. Dot the top with spoonfuls of the strawberry jam and swirl through with the tip of a toothpick. Arrange the raspberries with their points facing upward around the edge of the pie where the pudding meets the crust. Refrigerate to set for at least 1 hour or overnight. Garnish with the mint if using.
This recipe was made with processed (not natural) peanut butter.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.
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