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Vanilla Cream Pie with Variations




  1. Mix sugar, salt, cornstarch and flour in a saucepan.
  2. Stir the milk in gradually. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil for 1 minute.
  3. 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.
  4. Blend in butter and vanilla extract. Cool, stirring occasionally.
  5. Pour into cooled baked pie shell.
  6. 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.


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