Vanilla Cream Pie/Chocolate/Coconut/Banana Cream Pudding

Total Time
28mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

This recipe came from a Betty Crocker Cookbook, 1972. I have since lost that book, however, I have always made my pudding, pies including the best banana pudding you will ever taste! I have altered the recipe to cook in the microwave, and have included stove top directions also. Every time I take this to a potluck, I have to give out recipes--so I thought I would just refer them here! I use this crust Pie Crust - Blue Ribbon Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cooking on stovetop.
  2. Bake pie shell. Stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Blend milk and egg yolks; gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; blend in butter and vanilla. Immediately pour into baked pie shell; press plastic wrap onto filling. Chill pie thoroughly, at least 2 hours. If desired, serve pie with sweetened whipped cream.
  3. Microwave.
  4. Bake pie shell. Stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt in microwave glass mixing bowl. Blend milk and egg yolks; Whip with whisk well. Cook on high for 2 minutes at a time, take out and use wire whip to blend well and return to microwave for 2 more minutes. Continue this until mixture is of pudding consistency. Blend in butter and vanilla. Immediately pour into baked pie shell; press plastic wrap onto filling. Chill pie thoroughly, at least 2 hours. If desired, serve pie with sweetened whipped cream.
  5. Variations:.
  6. Chocolate Cream Pie:.
  7. Follow recipe for 9-inch pie except-increase sugar to 1 1/2 cups and cornstarch to 1/3 cup. Omit butter and stir in 2 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate with the vanilla.
  8. Coconut Cream Pie:.
  9. Decrease Vanilla to 2 teaspoons and stir in 1°C flaked coconut. Sprinkle flaked coconut over whipped cream on pie.
  10. Banana Pudding:.
  11. Make Vanilla Cream. Cool for 15-20 minutes. While cooling, line bottom of pan with vanilla wafers and top with sliced bananas.
  12. Cover with cooled pudding. Top with heavy cream (for every 8 oz of heavy cream add 4 t of sugar -- whip cream until stiff. Crush a few wafers and sprinkle on top.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great recipeThe slices stayed firm and didn't fall down. Used some bananas on top for decoration and sprayed the bananas with pam to keep them from turning black (air descolration). I love being able to use the same batch to make 3 or more kinds of pies. I add melted semisweet chocolate chips in additon to the baking chocolate. Chocolate chip cream pie would be anther spin off of the basic recipe. I always let the mixture cool before putting it in shell so it doesn't shrink from sides of pie shell. Great recipe.

5 5

I have made the Coconut Cream version several times now and it has always turned out delicious. I top it with meringue and like the tall pretty pie it makes. Thanks for sharing!

5 5

My mom's Betty Crocker Cookbook is the book I started out using when I was first learning to cook. This pie is something we have made numerous times (usually banana) and it always turns out great. We topped it with a meringue and it was great as well. This pie went quickly at Easter dinner today. Will make this one forever! Thank you!