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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Grandma's Cream Pie

This is my grandma's recipe and the only one I ever remember my mother making.  A very easy and simple cream pie.  You can vary the flavor with just a few changes.  It makes one 9" deep dish pie or two regular pies.

I decided to make a coconut pie since it is one of my DH's favorite.

Mix 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
3 egg yolks and
3 cups milk in a sauce pan
Cook on med. high heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a full boil and is thick.

 Save the 3 egg white in a bowl for meringue.

 When the cream mixture is done, add 1 tsp. vanilla and stir in thoroughly.  At this point I added 2/3 cup coconut and stirred that in well.  Pour into baked piecrust shell.

 Whip the egg whites until soft peaks, then add 1/3 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks and glossy.  Spread over the pie filling and swirl in peaks.  Sprinkle a little coconut on top.  Bake in 350 oven until golden brown.

 Set on counter to cool some, then I like to place it in the fridge so it is really cold and yummy.

Since this is a basic cream filling recipe, you can make the following adjustment:

For chocolate add 3 tsp cocoa to the mix before cooking
For dark chocolate add 2 melted chocolate cooking squares
For Banana, line baked shell with sliced bananas, add a few to the top of the filling and either add the meringue, or serve it plain with whipped cream.
All kinds of berries can be added also.  Just use what you have and enjoy.

If you need a basic pudding recipe, this one is fabulous.  I am sure you will love it and so easy to make.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

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  1. Did someone say PIE and coconut cream pie at that!! Oh Marty it is almost too pretty to eat!! Yum, Kathysue

  2. It's beautiful! I'm not a coconut person but every other one you mentioned sounds heavenly! Thanks for the recipe!


  3. Good thing my husband can't see this or he'd been headed to your house Marty. That is one beautiful pie.

  4. I LOVE coconut cream pie. Yours looks perfect!

  5. Thanks for the great recipe, you make one beautiful pie!

  6. This is my absolute favorite pie!

  7. Gorgeous pie and perfect for my coconut loving son's birthday Saturday.

  8. OMG, this looks SOOO YUMMY!!! I'm adding to my list of MUST BAKES with your name on it!
    Big Hugs,

  9. Your husband and my husband would get along well, I think. Coconut cream pie is one of my hubby's very favorites! I have to admit that I love it, too, but then I love just about any kind of pie. Yours looks delicious!

  10. Marty I agree with Kathysue it does look to pretty to eat! But it would be a shame to let something so yummy go to waste! Have a great weekend, Martina

  11. Looks wonderful. Makes me want to go bake something...almost! :)

    But it is too hot here to be doing any baking. (any excuse will do.)

    Have a great evening. ...Marsha

  12. yum...wait a minute...I'm on my way over!!!

  13. Oh Marty this looks so good...I'm terrible at pies. I just love them but I can't make them worth a darn!

  14. I've never seen such a mouth watering pie in my life! Cheryl

  15. Looks so good! Wish I had a slice right now.
    Enjoy your evening.

  16. Marty, this looks delicious. My husband loves cream pies too, so I'll be making your recipe. Thank you. ~ Sarah

  17. Yum! This looks delicious! I think my mother made pies by a recipe like this. She made banana, coconut, chocolate, etc. for my dad's restaurant! All were wonderful and sold like crazy!

    I have a Father's Day recipe on my blog you might like.


  18. omg!!! that looks so die for yummy. I would love a piece please!
    thanks for sharing the recipes!

  19. Oooh, Marty! One of my all time favorites! Your photos are just beautiful and making my mouth water...even at 10:30 at night! :)

  20. A great looking pie!!!! Coconut cream is one of my favorites!

  21. Marty,
    Looks delicious...I'd definitely go off of Weight Watchers for a few minutes to try this! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  22. OMG Marty,
    I know I just gained 5lbs. looking at that fabulous pie!
    Hope to see you in about a month!

  23. Yumm! I love coconut, my hubby, not so much. I just might make this just for me...or split the receipe and make two smaller pies, one for me and one for him. This is such a versatile recipe. Thanks Marty! Yours looks beautiful.

  24. Marty,
    Save me a piece, I'll be right over in my dreams!

  25. My favorite pie...and that one looks so good

  26. There is nothing like "from scratch" pudding for pie fillings. The coconut looks so good, my mouth is watering. One of my hubbies favorite too. Thanks for sharing. I only wish I could get my meringue to look that good.

  27. Coconut cream pie is one of my all time favorites. Yours looks delicious. If I weren't so stinking lazy, I would whip up one myself.

  28. Your pie is beautiful Marty, and it does sound nice and easy! Thanks for sharing-enjoy:@)

  29. This pie is almost too pretty to eat! I like that the basic recipe can be so easily changed!

  30. Your pie looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe.

  31. Holy Cow Marty this looks so good...


  32. My favorite. My Mother made it from scratch with out any thing written down. I look back now and wish I had made the time to have her help me write things down. I did get her chicken and noodles. Things like 3 eggs, and 3 egg shells full of cream or milk. Thanks for sharing, it looks beautiful. I only wish I could have a piece. Richard at My Old Historic House

  33. I just copied this to make over the weekend for Father's Day and my birthday. I have a homemade pie shell saved in the freezer. I think I'll make my pie chocolate.

  34. Thank-you for posting this! I'm going to make it for my husband for father's day! Looks so good!