Sunday, January 10, 2016

Chocolate Cream Pie

I'm going to visit my sister soon.  She has wanted to try chocolate pie, so I tested my recipe to make sure it was something to share.  We'll make it together when I get there.  More fun in the kitchen with someone to share with.


1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch (or flour)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 cups milk or half and half
3 eggs
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 baked 9-inch crust
1 carton Cool Whip

Prepare a home made or store bought 9 inch pie shell.

In a medium sized saucepan stir together dry ingredients.  In a bowl blend the eggs with the milk or half and half.  Add wet ingredients to dry and blend well.  Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil.  Boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat.  Add butter and vanilla.  Pour into a baked pie shell.  Let cool.  Top with Cool Whip or meringue.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Lemon Pie

I've been so lucky this year to receive lemons from several friends. The tree is from my sister's yard. This year has been an abundant year for lemons it seems. So, when life gives you lemons........make lemon pie! I've never been a fan of meringue so I top my cream pies with Cool Whip.


Prepare and bake a home made or store bought crust.  Set aside.

3 egg yolks
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter

In a 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch.  In a small bowl beat egg yolks until fluffy. Add to dry mixture.  Stir in water. Stir in lemon juice.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.  Boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter.  Stir until smooth.  Pour into prepared crust.  Chill several hours.  Top with meringue or Cool Whip.