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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

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  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.