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A wonderful pie you can top with meringue or whipped cream.
Make and share this Classic Vanilla Cream Pie recipe from Food.com.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, if using meringue.
- In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar and flour.
- Stir in half and half and egg yolks.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, until mixture comes to a boil.
- Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
- Pour egg mixture into prepared pie crust.
- If making meringue, spread meringue over hot filling, sealing to edge of pie crust.
- Bake for 23 minutes.
- Cool completely on a wire rack and store in refrigerator.
- If covering the pie with homemade whipped cream, spread whipped cream over hot filling, sealing to edge of pie crust.