Friday, December 4, 2009

Cream Pies

Does anybody need to make a pie for a christmas party?
I do!
This is what I am going to be making.
Cream Pies
2 cups milk
2 egg yolks
6 tbsp. flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
**and whatever filling you are going to use with the pie**
I like to make a banana and a coconut.
This will make enough for 1 pie.
If you want to make 2 pies, then you will want to double it.
Don't mean to state the obvious, but, well, you know.

In a large saucepan, combine the flour and sugar and salt.

Add the milk, a little at a time...
what you are going for is a paste.

Once you have a paste, and the milk and flour/sugar is all combined, add the egg yolks.

Mix those together, then add the rest of the milk, a little bit at a time.
It will be runny, but you can tell it is thick...if that makes any sense.
It probably doesn't, but just stay with me!
NOW, you are going to turn on the heat.
Start cooking on medium-high heat, stirring until it comes to a boil.
Once it is boiling, you will want to continue stirring until it is thick.

When it is to the consistency you like,
add the vanilla and stir until combined.
It was about 3-5 minutes of boiling time to get it to this.
If you have doubled the recipe, you will want to start with the banana filling.
I like to slice the bananas and layer them on the bottom of the pie crust.

Pour the cream over the bananas, just until they are about 1/2 inch from the top of the crust.

Add another layer of bananas on top of the cream, and push those into the pie.

Smooth the cream filling and there you have it!

Ready to go in the fridge until serving!

Now for the coconut.
You want to just add enough coconut until it is where you like it.
Probably just enough to have coconut in every bite, but not so you are
taking bites of coconut and no cream.
It also is going to depend on how much cream filling you have left over.

We probably added between 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup coconut.
Pour the cream into the pie crust, leaving about 1/2 inch of the top of the crust.
Refridgerate both of these pies before serving.
You want to serve them cold!

Of course, you need to top the with whipped cream!
I would take the extra step and make the whipped cream from scratch.
Don't want to top these HOME MADE PIES with cool whip,
not that there's anything wrong with cool whip,
but really, you went to all of this trouble!

I don't know what it is with family members wanting to be in the pictures..
but here's a shot of my Dad!
He's a great guy and has given me tons of tips with my blog,
so....Thanks Dad!


  1. AND...very photogenic! I love your dad! :) Let me guess, he got to eat the pie after the photo shoot? :)

  2. Thanks a bunch! My mother always makes pies from scratch like this...although I haven't been able to master it. I always love step by step directions and with pictures - Yeah! Thanks and keep them comming! You are awesome!

  3. OH how I love a versitle recipe! My husband LOVES banana cream pie but I haven't had a good recipe, THANKS!
    P.S. Love the high chair, I have the same one in my post this week :)

  4. Give your Dad some pie..for heaven's sake! Poor guy! :)

  5. Did your Dad shrink? He looks very hungry and pensive.


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