Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cream Pies (Chocolate, Banana, Butterscotch and Chocolate

A general recipe you can personalize to make Banana, Chocolate, Vanilla and Butterscotch Cream Pies.

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour or 3 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
3 slightly beaten egg yolks- save egg whites for merengue if desired
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla

1 baked pie shell

Combine sugar, flour/cornstarch and salt in a saucepan Cook on low heat till bubbly and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring constantly. Beat eggs in bowl and add a small amount of the cooked sauce into the eggs. Mix eggs and mixture together. Add butter and vanilla and stir to mix well. Pour into baked pie shell.

Pie Variations-

For vanilla cream pie do not add any additional ingredients
For chocolate cream pie increse sugar to 1 cup and add 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
For Banana Cream Pie add sliced bananas in bottom of pie crust and on top of filling
For Butterscotch Pie use brown sugar instead of the white sugar
For Coconut Cream Pie make as vanilla cream adding 1 cup of flaked coconut folded into pie filling.

You can top your pie with whip cream or you can use the leftover egg whites to make a merengue.

Beat 3 egg whites together, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 tsp cream of tartar till stiff peaks form.

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