Basic Cream Pie

In honor of Pi (3/14) day I thought I would post my favorite pie recipe. This recipe was given to me by one of my most favorite people, Jillea. I love this recipe and make it quite often (Ok, maybe too often).

Basic Cream Pie
2 C. milk

1/2 cube margarine (I use regular butter)

 2 eggs

 1/2 tsp. vanilla

3/4 C. sugar

4 well-rounded tbsp. cornstarch


Put milk in a double boiler, add margarine and bring to just about boiling. Beat eggs, vanilla, sugar and cornstarch in a seperate bowl. Then stir into the hot mixture and stir till thickened(I turn off the heat to do this.) Pour into a pre-baked pie crust or a graham cracker crust and put in refrigerator.


Coconut pie– fold in 1 to 1 1/2 C. coconut and put toasted coconut on top

Chocolate pie – fold in approx. 3/4 C. chocolate chips to hot pudding

Banana pie – fold in chunks of banana





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