Vanilla Cream Pie

11
Angela Gray

By
@angiemath

I love Vanilla, now don't get me wrong, I crave chocolate like everyone else, but vanilla holds a special place in my heart. Vanilla is available in so many different types and they all have their own subtle flavor differences. Isn't it time you rediscovered an old favorite !

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
5 Min

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 3
    egg yolks, beaten
  • 3 c
    milk
  • 1.5 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1.5 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    9 inch baked pie shell
  • 3/4 c
    whipping cream
  • 1/3 c
    sifted confectioners' sugar

How to Make Vanilla Cream Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. In a heavy sauce pan combine sugar, cornstarch and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip together egg yolks and milk , stir into sugar mixture.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring CONSTANTLY, until mixture thickens and boils.
  4. Boil 1 minute, keep stirring . *Careful not to scorch the bottom of pan
  5. Remove from heat and pour mixture through a fine sieve. Then stir in butter and vanilla.
  6. Pour into a pastry shell and cover filling with saran wrap. *** Make sure wrap touches filling so a "skin" doesn't form. ***
  7. Allow to cool 30 min. on a cooling rack and then refrigerate until filling is firm.

    **Tip** I just remove one of my oven racks and elevate it on top of a couple coffee mugs of the same size. Makes a good cooling rack. ***
  8. Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.
  9. Spread whipped cream over pie. Or fill a piping bag with whipped cream, use a star tip to decorate. Make it your own, you can even use a ziplock with the tip cut off ! Refrigerate and serve with berries, chocolate shavings, or grated citrus . Enjoy

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About Vanilla Cream Pie

Course/Dish: Pies Puddings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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