Vanilla, Chocolate, Coconut, Banana Cream Pie
It’s handy to have a basic cream pie recipe available. From it you can make vanilla, chocolate, coconut, banana cream pie, and more
2/3 cup sugar
4 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoons salt
2 cups milk
4 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoon butter
1 baked nine-inch pie shell
1 cup whipped cream for topping
sugar for whipped cream (3 tablespoons or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract for whipped cream
- Place the dry ingredients in a saucepan. 2. Wisk the egg yolks with the
milk. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients in the saucepan, stirring
after each addition. 3. Heat over low heat, stirring regularly, until the
mixture is thick and just begins to bubble. 4. Add the butter and vanilla
and stir. 5. Let the mixture cool for fifteen minutes and then remove the
filling to the baked pie shell. Chill for several hours.
Banana Cream Pie
Cover the bottom of the pie shell with sliced ripe bananas. Pour the cream
filling over the bananas.
Chocolate Cream Pie
Add one cup semi-sweet chocolate chips to the mixture when you begin to heat the filling.
Double-Decker Cherry Cream
Spread a can of cherry pie filling over the vanilla cream filling after the
pie has cooled.
Coconut Cream Pie
If you have coconut flavor, substitute the coconut for vanilla in the base
Toast one cup of sweetened, flaked coconut. Mix one half cup into the
filling just before adding the filling to the pie shell. Sprinkle the other
one half cup over the whipped cream topping.