Pick your poison: Banana Cream, Coconut Cream, Almond Cream, Chocolate Cream, Butterscotch Cream, or Vanilla Cream Pie. And so I did; Vanilla Cream Pie.
This pie is so simple, yet so rich and creamy. It has a hint of old-fashioned to it – which I like. Nothing fancy or extravagant, just pure deliciousness.
This recipe comes from Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook. I increased the vanilla extract in the recipe by 1/2 teaspoon.
You will need one 9” prepared pie crust. I used a recipe for my pie crust out of the same cookbook.
Vanilla Cream Pie (Original Recipe)
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 c. milk
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix in a large saucepan; sugar, salt, cornstarch, and flour. Gradually stir in milk. Heat mixture over moderate heat (stirring constantly) until it thickens and boils. Boil 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Slowly stir half the mixture into the beaten eggs. Then blend the hot egg mixture back into the saucepan. Return to heat and bring to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla. Pour into prepared pie crust. Chill for two hours before serving. Top with whipped cream, toasted nuts or coconut, or fresh fruit.
I topped my pie with homemade vanilla-cinnamon whipped cream – yum!
I want to thank Mike and Molly again for the bottle of their homemade vanilla that I won in their give-away last winter. It is awesome and ranks right up there with the more expensive brands that I often purchase. Thanks guys!
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Congrats on having a featured recipe from last week’s Weekend Potluck. This looks fabulous. I have never made a Vanilla Cream Pie before, but will be soon! Thanks for a great recipe! Have a terrific weekend.
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Great recipe and an amazing blog! Your photography is stunning 🙂 So glad I stumbled across your blog. I also followed you Twitter & Pinterest so I don’t miss out on any of your great recipes and ideas.
beautiful vanilla pie! perfect for an afternoon treat
My all time favorite pie in the whole wide world is banana cream pie. In Tucson Arizona there was this awesome restaurant I adored, and they made homemade OH MY WORD banana cream pie:-) Your vanilla cream pie looks creamy dreamy delicious! Hugs, Terra
So simple yet so satisfying. I think creme pies are perfect for hot summer days. Thank you for sharing it with me!
Beautiful picture Eileen! My husband would love this pie. Who am I kidding, I would love it also.
That looks like food for the soul…. beautiful photographs x
Oh YUMMM! I would love this…and love all the options too. So glad you linked up at Weekend Potluck. Please come back soon.
Whata great and easy pie to make, and adaptable for flavors. Gorgeous oics and bouquet. Yes summer good but sick pet right now so a little on edge. How wbaout you?
that bottle of vanilla is just so pretty! great pictures and excellent recipe! 🙂
Beautiful photos! What is the brand of the vanilla? Love the bottle. I will be making this homey pie for sure. Thanks!
Thank you Lisa. The vanilla is homemade. Blogging friends of mine made it and hosted a give-away. I was lucky enough to have won. The link to their blog is at the bottom of my post. Go check it out. The vanilla is delicious!
What a GORGEOUS pie! Thanks for linking up to Weekend Potluck!
~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons
Thanks for letting me link up! I was just strolling around your blog – nice!
Superb still life food photpgraphy!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga
Thank you so much!