Mema's Basic Pie Recipe
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
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.
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
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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