Mema's Basic Pie Recipe
"Jerri Zachary"

3 egg yolks (save whites for meringue)
2-1/2 cups milk
3-1/2 Tbsp flour
pinch of salt
1 level cup sugar
1/2 stick of margarine (4 Tbsp)
1 tsp vanilla (or other flavoring)

Beat egg yolks well. In pan, combine all ingredients
except flavoring. Mix well. Cook over low heat and stir
constantly. Remove from heat when thickened. Cool
3 to 5 minutes. Add flavoring. Pour into cooked pie shell.

VARIATIONS:
Lemon Pie: Grate the rind of 1 whole lemon. Add to
mixture. Squeeze the juice of lemon also and add to
mixture. Cook as preceding. When cool, add 1 tsp
lemon flavoring.
Chocolate Pie: Mix 3 Tbsp cocoa with 1-1/2 cups sugar
Add to ingredients and cook the same.
Coconut Pie: Add 1 can coconut to mix when you add vanilla.



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