Cream Pie Recipe, variations of coconut, banana cream, or chocolate pie recipes

Why don't more people make cream pie? It would be a shame to let this chocolate pie recipe (coconut cream or banana) disappear. I'm all for keeping delicious desserts alive and well. Here is Mom's recipe for a basic pie and see variations below for coconut, banana cream, and chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of flour OR 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. margarine
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 9 inch baked pastry shell

and this Pie Meringue Recipe

Instructions:

For filling, in a medium saucepan combine sugar, flour or cornstarch, and salt; gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

Remove from heat. Separate egg yolk from whites-set aside for meringue. Beat egg yolk slightly. Gradually stir 1 cup of the hot mixture into yolks. Return egg mixture to saucepan; bring to a gentle boil.

Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in margarine and vanilla. Pour hot filling into baked pastry shell. Spread meringue over hot filling; seal to edge to prevent shrinkage.

Bake in a 350 oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool, cover and refrigerate.

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe variation: Prepare cream pie as shown, except stir in 1 cup flaked coconut along with the vanilla. Sprinkle 1/3 cup flaked coconut over meringue and bake.

Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe variation: Prepare cream pie as shown, except increase sugar to 1 1/4 cups. Chop 3 squares (3 oz) of unsweetened chocolate; add to filling along with milk. Continue as directed.

Banana Cream Pie Recipe variation: Prepare cream pie as shown, except slice 3 bananas into bottom of baked pastry shell. Pour the filling over bananas. Continue as directed.



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