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Cream Pie

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Servings: 1
Categories: Desserts / Pies & Pastries

1/2  c  Sugar.
6  tb  All-purpose flour.
1/4  ts  Salt.
2 1/2  c  Milk.
3    Egg yolks.
1  tb  Butter or margarine.
1  t  Vanilla.
9    -inch baked pastry shell.

Mix sugar,flour and salt in a heavy saucepan.Add milk and cook over medium heat,stirring constantly,until thickened.Lower heat cover and cook 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Beat egg yolks until foamy.Slowly add small amount of milk mixture to yolks.Add to pan and cook ,stirring constantly,over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.Cool and pour into baked pie shell. MERINGUE: 1.1/8 teaspoon salt. 2.1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. 3.3 egg whites. 4.1/2 cup sugar. Combine salt,cream of tartar and egg whites inbowl.Attach bowl and whip.Gradually turn to speed 8 and whipuntil soft peaks form,about 1 minute.Reduce to speed 4 andgradually add sugar;whip until stiff peaks form,about 1 minute. Lightly pile meringue on pie and spread to edges.Bake at 325^F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. YIELD:One 9-inch pie. VARIATIONS: Chocolate Cream Pie:Add 2 squares {2 oz.} melted,unsweetened chocolate to filling along with butter and vanilla.Proceed as directed above. Banana Cream Pie:Slice 2 or 3 ripe bananas into pie shell before pouring into pie shell.Proceed as directed above. Coconut Cream Pie:Add 1/2 cup flaked coconut to filling before pouring into shell.Before baking,sprinkle1/4 cup flaked coconut on meringue.Proceed as directed above.

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