I love pie of any kind, so naturally I make one often. I've had a few questions about how to make a meringue pie in the past, so I thought I would give you a little "how to" that is super easy and will turn out perfect every single time you make one.
I am making a coconut/banana since that is one of my hubby's favorites, however you can vary this recipe to make any flavor cream pie you want.
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.
Hint- if you put the flour and sugar in first and then wisk the two together, when you add the milk and eggs you won't have any dry clumps of flour floating on top. You mixture will be smooth and creamy.
You want to cook and stir until you see big bubbles from a full boil. The mixture should be thick.
Since I am making a coconut/banana pie, add 1/2 cup coconut now and mix well.
Slice two bananas and line the bottom of your pie crust.
Ta-Da. You have a gorgeous pie and one that will taste wonderful too. Let cool slightly and then place in fridge to chill thoroughly.
For chocolate add 3 tsp cocoa to the dry 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.
For Coconut, make as above, just omit the bananas.
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.
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