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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Combine the flour, sugar and salt together in a saucepan. If doing a chocolate pie also add extra sugar and cocoa powder.
2Pour 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.
3Cook on medium high heat stirring constantly until the pudding is thick enough to leave peaks.
4Take off heat and add vanilla and butter. Stir till blended.
5For Meringue (Optional)
6Place 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.
7Gradually add sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form, approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
8Pour 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