My Granny's Pie Recipes
2/3 c sugar
4 tbs cornstarch
pinch of salt
Separate 3 eggs, add yolks.
2 cups whole milk
Pour milk until it looks like pancake batter (make sure egg yolks beaten really good!) Add rest of milk.
Microwave 4 minutes on HIGH.
Whisk it really good.
Microwave another 3 minutes (should boil at that point)
Whisk it again.
Microwave another 30 seconds-1minute.
Take it out of microwave and add 1/2 stick butter and a generous tsp of vanilla extract. Let butter melt. Mix it up again.
Creme Brulee: Put in individual cups, add sugar to top and put under broiler.
Chocolate Cream Pie: Add a generous cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Coconut Cream Pie: Add a cup of shredded coconut.
Banana Cream: Add 1 tbs of cornstarch. In pie crust, layer filling and sliced bananas.
USE THOSE EGG WHITES:
No fail Meringue
1 tbs corn starch
1/2 c water
Bring to a boil and boil 1 minutes (will thicken and get clear)
Beat egg whites until foamy, add hot mixture, start beating again until you get stiff peaks.
350° until lightly browns (15 minutes)
PIE CRUST (keep ingredients as cold as possible--even flour)
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 c solid shortening (crisco)
Put in stand mixer with flat beater to 2.
1/2 cup ice water
Drizzle ice water in slowly. When it comes together immediately stop.
Dump onto board and cut into 2 disks and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
Roll out. Start in center and roll back and forth.
Let it fall into the pie pan Let it hang over the sides about an inch. Fold the overhang up under. Push your thumb in and then pinch---just ask me to show you. :)
Prick it with a fork all around. Freeze. Go straight from freezer to oven.
Bake at 400°