Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Custard Pie

I know last Tuesday was Pi Day (and I posted a recipe then, too), but we had more than one pie. Instead of keeping this pie recipe until next year, I decided to follow up pie with more pie. :)

Because, really, is there such a thing as too much pie?

Okay, there probably is. But still, two great pie recipes in a month ain't a bad thing!


  • 4 eggs, 1 separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups cream/2% or whole milk
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 1 9-inch deep dish pie crust
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Beat 1 egg white with a fork. Brush the inside of the pie crust.
  3. Whisk 3 eggs, 1 yolk, sugar, salt, vanilla, milk and food coloring together.
  4. Pour the custard into the prepared pie crust and sprinkle the top with nutmeg.
  5. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool the pie on a rack.
  7. Chill for at least a few hours (overnight is preferable) in a refrigerator.
  8. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Strawberry Pie

Happy Pi Day!


  • 1 package vanilla flavored Jell-O pudding
  • 1 (3 oz.) package strawberry flavored Jell-O gelatin
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared whipped topping
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • Pie crust, prepared
  • Extra whipped topping and strawberries (for decoration)
  1. Combine pudding mix, gelatin, water and lemon juice in a saucepan. 
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. 
  3. Pour into a bowl and chill until thickened. 
  4. Fold in whipped topping, blending well. 
  5. Stir in strawberries. 
  6. Pour into pie shell and chill until set. 
  7. Garnish with additional whipped topping and strawberries.
  8. Enjoy!