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Sunday, October 21, 2012

mangia mondays 85: cream pies

howdy, ya'll!
welcome to
a blog hop i co-host with
lisa from shine your light!

this week i'm sharing
cream pies

pre-made pie shells
{or you can make your own like i did!
i can post the recipe for the most delicious,
easiest pie crust, if you'd like!}

for the basic vanilla filling:
{enough for 1, 9" pie}
1 pt. milk
2 oz. sugar
1.5 oz. egg yolks
2 oz. whole eggs
1.25 oz. cornstarch
2 oz. sugar
1 oz. butter
.25 oz vanilla extract

1. in a heavy saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the milk and bring just to a boil.

2. with a whisk, beat the egg yolks and whole eggs.

3. sift the starch and sugar into the eggs. beat with the whisk until perfectly smooth.

4. temper the egg mixture by slowly beating in the hot milk in a thin stream.

5. return the mixture to the heat and bring it to a boil, stirring constantly.

6. when the mixture comes to a boil and thicken, remove it from the heat.

7. stir in the butter and vanilla. mix until the butter is melted and completely blended in.

8. pour into baked, cooled pie shells. cool, then keep chilled. if desired, decorate chilled pies with whipped cream using a pastry bag.

mocha cream:
add .25 oz. coffee extract and 2 oz. melted chocolate when you add the butter.
top with shaved chocolate.

coconut cream:
add 2 oz. toasted, unsweetened coconut to the basic filling.
garnish with extra coconut.

banana cream:
add .5 oz. banana extract with the vanilla.
top with banana slices, then a layer of whipped cream.
garnish with vanilla wafers.

these pies are pretty simple to put together...
and REALLY delicious
{especially the mocha cream! :D}

you can also use this filling for eclairs!
yum, yum, yum!

how about charli's 4 month pictures?!
{can you believe she's 4 months already?
where has time gone?!}

she's trying so hard to sit up!
ah... such a big girl already!

annnnyway -
now it's your turn -
link up those recipes & food posts!

how mangia mondays work:
. add a link to your recipe or food post & visit some others who have linked up before you .
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until next time,
dowlings out!


  1. Oh those eyes and that smile - I love her!!!!!!!!
    And how good does that cream pie look? Yum. Yes I would love to hear about your homemade crust :)

  2. OMG Charlotte is EVERYTHING! She is absolutely gorgeous. Those eyes! Those cheeks! That smile! Love all of her little outfits and her headbands.

    I linked up my black bean salsa :)

  3. thanks for hosting! have a great week