Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I love this recipe because you have all different cream pie recipes in one and it's delicious! Add a cup of milk and you have pudding!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and salt; gradually stir in milk.
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat till mixture boils and thickens.
  3. Cook 2 minutes longer.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir small amount hot mixture into yolks.
  6. Return to hot mixture; cook 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Add butter and vanilla; cool to room temperature.
  9. Pour into baked pie shell----> Meringue: Beat 3 egg whites with cream of tartar and vanilla.
  10. Gradually add 6 Tbsp sugar till soft peaks form, spread atop pie.
  11. Bake in moderate oven 350°F 12 to 15 minutes.
  12. Variations of Vanilla Cream Pie-------------.
  13. Banana or Coconut or Butterscotch or Chocolate or Pineapple.
  14. Follow directions for vanilla cream pie substituting the following: for butterscotch pie substitute 1 cup brown sugar and use 3 Tbsp butter.
  15. For chocolate increase sugar to 1 cup and use approximately 4 tbsp cocoa.
  16. For banana layer three sliced bananas on crust and pour pie filling over.
  17. For pineapple, drain 1 8 oz can of crushed pineapple and stir into cream filling.
  18. You may also make this into a pudding by using 3 cups of milk instead of 2.
Most Helpful

I tried the banana version of this pie minus the meringue. It is very good and easy to make as well.

Sharlene~W April 12, 2002

This recipe is as good as Nancy says it is! I decreased the amount of sugar to 2/3 cup and added 1 cup of coconut for a delicious coconut cream pie. It was not difficult at all to prepare, and it passed the "Male Taste Test" with flying colors! I am anxious to make all the varieties of cream pies with this recipe. Thanks, Nancy! June Jackson

June Holliday April 29, 2002

We wound up with pudding in a pie shell for Thanksgiving. The taste of the mixture was GREAT, the meringue beat up nicely, popped it in the oven, like it says to, and voila: liquid. Also -- the picture is showing a graham cracker pie crust, yet the recipe calls for pastry crust. Very disappointed. But if I ever just want yummy pudding this is what I'll make.

Karen J. November 30, 2015

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