Does anybody need to make a pie for a christmas party?
This is what I am going to be making.
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.
what you are going for is a paste.
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.
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.
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,