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Chocolate or Vanilla Cream Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Brian Renfrow
Added: Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Pastry for a Single-crust pie.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour or 1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk
4 egg yolks
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Prepare pastry; it into a 9 inch pie plate. Flute edges and prick pastry. bake in 450 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

In a saucepan combine the sugar, the flour or cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Beat yolks slightly. Stir in 1 cup of the hot mixture. Return mixture to pan; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Stir in butter and the 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour hot mixture into cooled pastry.

To make meringue, beat egg whites with the 1 teaspoons vanilla and the cream of tartar til soft peaks form. Gradually ad the 1/2 cup sugar, beating to stiff peaks. Spread over hot filling; seal to edges. Bake in 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Cool; refrigerate.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Prepare Vanilla Cream Pie as directed above except increase sugar to 1-1/4 cups. Chop 3 squares (3 ounces) unsweetened chocolate; add to filling along with milk

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 +
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is one of my favorite desserts. Very good!

 

 

 

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