"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

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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