Christmas Recipes

Vanilla Cream Pie


3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. plus 2 tsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
3 egg yolks, beaten
3 c. milk
1 1/2 Tbs. butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 baked 9" pie crust
3/4 c. whipping cream
1/3 c sifted powdered sugar


Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy saucepan; stir well. Combine egg yolks and milk; gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Immediately pour into pie crust. Cover filling with wax paper. Let cool 30 minutes, then chill until firm. Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Spread whipped cream over filling. Chill.

Coconut Cream Pie:
Add 1/2 c. flaked coconut with vanilla. Sprinkle 1/4 c. toasted coconut over whipped cream.

Butterscotch Cream Pie:
Substitute 3/4 c. dark brown sugar for 3/4 c. sugar; reduce vanilla to 3/4 tsp. and add 3/4 tsp. butter flavoring.

Makes 6-8 Servings

Added On: 2006-06-08
Submitted By: Anonymous
Filed under the following categories:
¬ Pie ¬ Coconut ¬ Dessert

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