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Basic Cream Pie

Submitted by: dreamingofpoultry on November 17, 2011
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Basic Cream Pie

Making a GOOD cream pie can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to begin. We have all had cream pies made from Jell-O pudding, and if we haven’t eaten a REAL cream pie lately, we may not fully understand that what we are experiencing is a gigantic fraud.

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Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings: 1 deep dish pie

Cook Time: 5-10 min  


5 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 Cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1/4 Cup Half & Half
3 Egg Yolks*
2 Tbsp Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
9” Pie Crust, baked
Whipping Cream

*Two whole eggs may be used but pie will not be as smooth.


Mix cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a 3-quart saucepan. Add milk and half and half; cook over medium heat until smooth and thick, stirring constantly.

Pour a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; blend thoroughly, then pour back into saucepan. Cook another 2 or 3 minutes.

Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla. If you are making coconut, chocolate, or German chocolate pie, add the additional ingredients NOW.

Pour into crust and chill, top with whipped cream.

Coconut Cream: Add ½ cup coconut to pie filling. Spread with whipped cream then top with another ½ cup coconut.

Banana Cream: Line crust with thinly sliced bananas before adding cooked pudding.

Chocolate Cream: Add 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips to filling while filling is still very hot.

German Chocolate: Add 1/2 cup coconut, 1/4 cup finely chopped Pecans or walnuts, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips to filling while filling is still very hot.

Categories: Desserts, Fillings, Holiday, Pies, Puddings & Custards, Special Occasions

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