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    Cream Pie (Chocolate, Coconut, and Banana Variations)

    Cream Pie (Chocolate, Coconut, and Banana Variations). Photo by * Pamela *

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    Swan Valley Tammi's Note:

    Hands down, the BEST cream pie recipe I've ever tasted! It was passed down from my mom, who got it from a neighbour while living briefly in Los Angeles way back in 1969. The chocolate variation has been the universal birthday 'cake' in my family for almost as long as I can remember. I've adapted it to be more microwave friendly and even less time-consuming than the original. (Cooking time is cooling time) In case you don't have a microwave or just want to try this on the stovetop, see my cousin CrystalB's Ultimate Chocolate Cream Pie for the method.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a microwavable bowl, mix sugar, flour, and salt.
    2. 2
      In a separate bowl, whisk milk and eggs or egg whites. Add to dry ingredients.
    3. 3
      Microwave for two minutes and stir.
    4. 4
      Return to microwave for one minute intervals, stirring in between, until custard starts to cook. (3 or 4 more minutes. I generally quit cooking after a 1-inch ring of cooked custard forms around the edge of the bowl.).
    5. 5
      Remove from microwave and add margarine and vanilla.
    6. 6
      Cool slightly and pour into pie crust. Cover with wax paper and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
    7. 7
      *Chocolate Cream Pie: Add 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips with margarine and vanilla and mix until chips are completely melted. Pour into crust.
    8. 8
      *Banana Cream Pie: Slice 2 or 3 bananas into bottom of pie crust before pouring pie filling over top.
    9. 9
      *Coconut Cream Pie: Add 1/2 cup coconut with margarine and vanilla and pour into pie crust.
    10. 10
      Serve with whipping cream and garnishes of your choice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 25, 2010

      55

      Made this last night for dessert and it was not only easy but tasted great. I made the chocolate, I used 1/2 c. of milk chocolate chips and 1/4 c. semi-sweet. Paired with homemade whipped cream flavored with almond. Wonderful! Thanks for posting!

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    • on December 11, 2008

      55

      Wow, absolutely fabulous and so easy I feel like I'm cheating. What a great way to get my family to eat bananas and milk. This is a keeper and one I rely on many times a year. Thanks!

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    • on November 29, 2008

      55

      I made the chocolate and the banana cream and they were both awesome! They went over real well for the holiday!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cream Pie (Chocolate, Coconut, and Banana Variations)

    Serving Size: 1 (124 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 368.4
     
    Calories from Fat 148
    40%
    Total Fat 16.4 g
    25%
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    26%
    Cholesterol 73.3 mg
    24%
    Sodium 338.8 mg
    14%
    Total Carbohydrate 47.9 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    5%
    Sugars 25.1 g
    100%
    Protein 7.3 g
    14%

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