Cream Pie - Mimi's

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

This easy cream pie could be eaten as a pudding, but then again who wants to give up the crust.

This a pie my former mother in law made many many times over the years. It's definitely one of my favorites.

This basic recipe can be changed up to make a varity of pies; Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Pie, Coconut Pie, Pineapple Pie, Butterscotch.. etc.

Check out my Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie (in photo) using this cream pie filling recipe.
Black Bottom Choco-Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie


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Rating:
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Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 c
sugar (may use 2/3 cup for sweeter pie)
1/3 c
all purpose flour
pinch of salt
2 c
milk
3
egg yolks, reserve whites for meringue topping
1/3 c
butter or margarine
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1
baked pie shell, (homemade pie shell makes this pie)

MERINGUE TOPPING

3
egg whites
1/3 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

Step-By-Step

1In a double boiler, over low heat combine; sugar, flour, and salt; add milk. Whisk and cook until mixture begins to thicken, add egg yolks and continue to whisk and cook until mixture reaches a thick consistency.

2Remove from heat, add; butter and vanilla.

3Pour pie filling into baked pie shell. Top with meringue and bake at 350 degrees just until merignue is browned.

4MERINGUE TOPPING: Beat egg whites until stiff, sweeten with sugar and add vanilla.

Refrigerate pie.

5Filling Variations:

For chocolate pie; add 2 heaping tablespoons cocoa at the beginning with the sugar and flour mixture.

For Coconut; add 1 cup or more grated coconut to cooked filling.

For Pineapple pie; add a small can of crushed pineapple (drained) to cooked filling. NOTE: for more pineapple flavor, you can add some of the pineapple juice in place of some milk.

For Butterscotch pie; use 1 cup of brown sugar in place of white sugar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #butter, #eggs, #sugar, #milk