I have some really big deep dish pie plates, and I love to use them for all my pies. I cheat a little when I am in a hurry and use a ready made pie crust that you just unroll into the pie pan and bake. For a cream pie you need to prick the bottom and sides of the crust and then bake at 375 until golden brown.
Start with 1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of flour
3 egg yolks ( save the whites for your meringue)
Put the egg whites that you saved in the mixer and start beating on high.
Super easy and such a great crowd pleaser.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
3 eggs (separated) yolks for the filling and the whites for the meringue
3 cups milk
Combine all and cook over medium heat until thick and a full boil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp butter flavoring (optional)
mix in cooked filling
Place the 3 egg white in a clean mixing bowl and beat on high until soft peaks, then add 1/3 cup sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks. Spread over pie filling making sure to spread to the edge of the crust so the meringue doesn't pull away as it is baked. Bake at 375 until nice and brown.
Add 3 tblsp. of cocoa for chocolate pie(add to the dry ingredients before cooking)
Add 1/2 cup shredded coconut for coconut pie (add after the filling is cooked)
Fill bottom of crust with 2 sliced bananas for a banana pie
This is also wonderful to just use as a pudding. Such a great basic recipe that you can make your own with all kinds of fruits and flavors. How about using it as a basic vanilla pudding and filling parfait glasses with various fruits and pudding, or maybe layer a bowl with bananas, vanilla wafers and pudding for a great Banana Pudding dish. Just use your imagination, you will find tons of ways to use this great recipe.
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