Here's what you'll need for a basic cream pie:
4 level Tbsp. flour
1/8 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
4 beaten egg yolks (save the whites for your meringue)
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 - 9 in. baked pie crust
In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together sugar, flour, and salt. Add just a little milk to the flour sugar mixture to make a thick paste. (I don't know why that step is here,but I go with it anyway. Maybe it's to make sure there are no lumps.)
See, easy as pie!
An added bonus to this basic recipe is that there are so many variations. I gave you the info for a coconut cream pie, but here are some others you're sure to like.
Chocolate Cream: Add 1 pkg. Nestle's Pre-Melted Chocolate (or 2 Tbsp. cocoa) to filling before cooking. Top with meringue. Brown 15 min. in 300 degree oven.
Pineapple Cream: After cooking, add one small can crushed pineapple, drained. Again. top with meringue.
Banana Cream: Slice 1 or 2 bananas into crust before pouring in the filling. Top with meringue.
This is at gratuitous photo of my grandson, Elijah. He's too young for pie, but he sure does make us smile.
Happy Tuesday, y'all.