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Basic Pudding/Pie Filling Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sallie Darling
Added: Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 cups milk
1 stick butter
2 eggs, seperated
1 tsp. vanilla



Meringue

2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Mix flour and sugar in top of double boiler. Add milk and cook over boiling water until it begins to thicken. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each. Cook to desired thickness. Remove from heat, add vanilla and butter. Stir until melted and well mixed. Use as desired. Double for 2 pies or large pudding. Meringue: Whip together until stiff peaks form. Top pudding or pie and brown in 400 oven.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a recipe from Sallie Darling. She says this is her first collected recipe, from her mother. There are many variations that could be used by adding the following.
Banana Pudding: Add sliced bananas in Compote with Vanilla wafers for a delicious dessert. Begin and end with the wafers. This is one of Jeff's favorites.
Chocolate Pudding: Add 4 tbsp. cocoa to flour and sugar mixture. Proceed with basic recipe.
Chocolate Pie: Follow directions for chocolate pudding. Pie filling will need to be cooked until thicker than pudding. Pour into baked pie crust and top with meringue.
Pineapple Pudding: Add 1 large can crushed pineapple.
Coconut Pie: Add 1 small can of Bakers coconut. Pour into pie crust. Top with meringue and sprinkle with a bit of coconut.
A NOTE ABOUT MERINGUE: When dad and I were first married I wanted to surprise him with a banana cream pie. I was so excited and we were having the Donselmann's for dinner. Well my pie turned into "soup" because I did not make sure that the meringue was extended out to the very edges of the pie crust. This is very important to remember. Take it from me you do not want this to happen to you. Family Lore.

 

 

 

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