Cream Pies

Victoria Tyrrel

By
@Nadelle

This has been my grandma's signature recipe. Back in the 40s she would make three of these every day for her family. A little over dedication but the recipe is definitely tried and true.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

PIE FILLING

2 c
milk
1/4 c
flour
1 c
sugar
1/4 c
butter, cold
1 Tbsp
vanilla
1 dash(es)
salt
1/2 c
100% fruit juice of choice (unless doing a chocolate pie)

FOR CHOCOLATE PIE

1/4 c
cocoa powder
1/2 c
sugar

MERINGUE (OPTIONAL)

4
egg whites
1 pinch
cream of tartar
2 Tbsp
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine the flour, sugar and salt together in a saucepan. If doing a chocolate pie also add extra sugar and cocoa powder.
2
Pour in milk one cup at a time. Make sure you mix this up very well or it will be lumpy. Adding the milk slow helps with this. When smooth, add juice if not doing a chocolate pie.
3
Cook on medium high heat stirring constantly until the pudding is thick enough to leave peaks.
4
Take off heat and add vanilla and butter. Stir till blended.
5
For Meringue (Optional)
6
Place egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
7
Gradually add sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form, approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
8
Pour pudding into prepared pie crust of your choice, adding the meringue if you choose, and bake for 10 minutes at 350. Serve warm or cold.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Puddings, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom