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Cream Pie Recipe

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Added: Sunday, October 12, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 prepared pie shell
2/3 c. sugar
3 1/2 T. cornstarch or 5 T. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. milk
3 eggs separated

Directions:
Directions:
Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in top of double boiler; stir in milk. Cook over boiling water until thickened, stirring constantly. Cover and cook 15 min. longer. Stir a little of the hot mix into beaten egg yolks; add to hot mix in boiler and cook over hot water for 2 min., stirring constantly. Cool and add vanilla. Pour into baked shell, cover with meringue if desired and brown in 325 oven for 15 min. or serve with whipped cream.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Coconut Cream Pie: Stir 1/2 c. shredded coconut into cream filling before pouring into pie shell. Cover with meringue and sprinkle with coconut before browning.

Chocolate Cream Pie: Grate or cut up 3 squares unsweetened chocolate; add to sugar and milk mix before cooking. Cover with meringue and brown or serve with whipped cream.

 

 

 

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