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Velvet-Smooth Cream Pies Recipe

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp milk
  • 2 eggs, or 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 9-inch pastry shell, baked and cooled


Instructions:

1. In a saucepan mix sugar, flour and salt.
2. Add milk and eggs.
3. Beat with a whisk until smooth.
4. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
5. Continue cooking and stirring until smooth and thickened.
6. Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla.
7. Cool for 5 minutes.
8. Pour into pastry shell.
9. Chill until set.

Banana Cream Pie:
1. Make a base filling; cool.
2. Slice 2 or 3 large bananas in bottom of baked pie shell; add cooled filling and chill.
3. Serve with Whipped Cream Topping.

Butterscotch Cream Pie:
1. Use 3/4 cup firmly packed C and H Golden or Darn Brown Sugar instead of granulated sugar in basic filling recipe; increase butter to 3 tablespoons.
2. Top with meringue or chill and serve with Whipped Cream Topping.

Coconut Cream Pie:
1. Stir 1 cup flaked coconut into basic filling before pouring into baked pie shell.
2. Top with meringue or chill and serve with Whipped Cream Topping.
3. Garnish with toasted coconut, if desired.

Chocolate Cream Pie:
1. Make basic filling; add 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces to hot, cooked filling in saucepan.
2. Stir until completely melted.
3. Pour into baked shell; chill.
4. Spread with Whipped Cream Topping; garnish with shaved chocolate.

Microwave Directions:
1. Combine sugar, flour and salt in deep 2 quart glass mixing bowl.
2. Add eggs and milk.
3. Beat with whisk until smooth.
4. Microwave at full power 8 minutes, stirring 3 times.
5. Proceed {sic} as recipe directs.



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Course:Dessert
Cuisine:American
Preparation Method:Baking
Dish:Pie
Difficulty:Easy

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