Vanilla Cream Pie with Variations

Vanilla Cream Pie with Variations

2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon flour
3 cup milk
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Mix sugar, salt, cornstarch and flour in a saucepan. Stir in gradually the milk. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Stir a little of the mixture into egg yolks. Blend into hot mixture in saucepan. Boil 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Blend in butter and vanilla extract. Cool, stirring occasionally. Pour into cooled baked pie shell. Chill for 2 hours.

Coconut Pie
Use Vanilla Cream Pie recipe except fold in 3/4 cup moist, shredded coconut just before pouring into pie shell.

Chocolate Pie
Use Vanilla Cream Pie recipe except use 1 1/2 cups sugar and add 3 ounces or 3 squares chocolate which have been melted over hot water.

Banana Cream Pie
Use Vanilla Cream Pie recipe. Slice 3 large bananas and place in bottom of pie shell before adding cream pie mixture.