Cream Pie Filling

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Blue_Milkshake

This recipe is from my Aunt Edna's co-worker. Her co-worker told my aunt that her mother used to make it.

Top Review by GzNKz4evr

I was looking for a recipe that used egg yolks I had discraded in a previous meal. An extremely tasty recipe. My only complaint is that the filling did not set up well. I tried the coconut version first and will be trying the other versions as well, but am looking to thicken the filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and salt; gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return this to the hot mixture and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla; cool to room temperature.
  3. Pour into baked pastry shell.
  4. (To prevent a crust from forming on top, put plastic wrap or wax paper directly on top, touching the surface of the pudding.).
  5. For Chocolate Cream: Increase sugar to 1 cup. Chop 3 one ounce squares of baking chocolate; add with the milk.
  6. For Coconut Cream: Add 1 cup coconut to the Vanilla Cream Pie Filling. Top pie filling with Cool Whip. Sprinkle 1/3 cup toasted coconut over the Cool Whip.
  7. For Butterscotch: Substitute brown sugar for the granulated sugar in recipe for Vanilla Cream. Increase butter to 4 tablespoons.

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