Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie ~ Before Cool Whip and instant pudding, this was how a cream pie was made... If you leave out the bananas, you have vanilla cream pie. If you add 1 cup shredded coconut to milk as it's being heated, you have coconut cream pie.
Classic Strawberry Cream Pie 1 9-inch pie crust (I use the 'Foolproof Pie Dough' from Cooks' Illustrated) 1 recipe cream filling (below) 3 cups fresh strawberries ½ cup water ¼ cup sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch Pre-bake pie crust using pie weights or dried beans. Let cool. Fill with chilled Cream Filling. Quarter two and a half cups of