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cream pie - mimi's

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Diane Atherton

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.

(2 ratings)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cream pie - mimi's

  • 1/2 c
    sugar (may use 2/3 cup for sweeter pie)
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 c
  • 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)
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make cream pie - mimi's

  • 1
    In 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.
  • 2
    Remove from heat, add; butter and vanilla.
  • 3
    Pour pie filling into baked pie shell. Top with meringue and bake at 350 degrees just until merignue is browned.
  • 4
    MERINGUE TOPPING: Beat egg whites until stiff, sweeten with sugar and add vanilla. Refrigerate pie.
  • 5
    Filling 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.