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Friday Night Recipe Dump: No Crust Coconut Custard Pie
5 years ago
4 eggs, well beaten 1/4 c. melted butter, cooled 1/2 c. self rising flour 2 c. milk 1 3/4 c. sugar 1 (7 oz.) can angel flake coconut
Mix eggs, milk and butter together. Add dry ingredients and coconut and mix well. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch pans. DO NOT USE FOIL. Bake about 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown. Makes own crust. Yields two 9 inch pies.
Note:   This is an easy recipe and renders a beautiful pie.    Use whipping cream for the topping.   I have a stainless steel bowl that I place in the freezer along with the two beaters from my hand held mixer.    When they are icy cold I pour the whipping cream into the bowl and it whips up in no time like butter.
Chocolate Crust Banana Cream Pie
5 years ago
2 c. chocolate wafer crumbs 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 2 tbsp. melted butter
2/3 c. granulated sugar 2 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 3 c. milk, boiling 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten 2 tbsp. butter 2 tsp. vanilla 3 ripe bananas, sliced
1/2 c. whipping cream 1 tbsp. powdered sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1. For crust, combine crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Press into a 9-inch pie plateto evenly coat bottom and sides of pan. Chill at least 10 minutes.

2. In saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt. Whisk in the boiling milk until mixture is smooth.

3. Place over medium heat. Stir with a whisk as mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute.

4. Remove from heat. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into the egg yolks until blended, then turn yolk mixture into the remainder of the milk mixture. Stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Whisk in butter and vanilla. Cool.

5. Arrange sliced bananas in pie shell. Pour cooled mixture over bananas. Chill at least 2 hours.

6. For topping, whip cream. Blend in sugar and vanilla. Spread mixture over pie.


TIPS: To prevent a skin forming on the vanilla filling as it cools, be sure to cover it.

This post was modified from its original form on 08 Dec, 3:26
5 years ago

Absolutely yummy sounding and so easy.  These are on the top of my list for this coming week.  Can't wait.  

Chocolate Cherry Cream Pie

Prepare one large box of cooked (not instant) chocolate pudding and I prefer to use Jello brand.  Cover the pudding and chill it in the refrigerator.

While it is chilling, prepare chocolate crumb crust and I use the same recipe as Diane has above (great minds right, LOL).

As they are finishing their chill time, I prepare the whipped topping and again, follow Diane's directions as they are very good.  Chilling the stainless bowl and beaters is the real trick, too as the whipping cream beats up so nice that way.

Once this is done, take the crust and pudding from the refrigerator and open a can of prepared cherry pie filling.  First spoon the cherry pie filling into the crust and spread evenly over the botton of the crust.  Then spoon and spread the chocolate pudding over this.  Once this is done, top the pie with the whipping cream, spreading it evenly over the top.  For a little decoration, you can shave a little chocolate over the top and then place the pie in the refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

 This is for the chocolate cherry enthusiasts out there.  

5 years ago

Thanks for enhancing this recipe, Linda.   Not being a sweet "eater" believe it or not....I tend to like pies when I am in the mood.  


I'm in the mood to make a fruit cake....a much lighter version than the one my mom use to make.    I remember years ago when she would buy all the ingredients for her fruit cakes and it would take her three days to make them.   She would give a fruit cake to her closest family members who raved about them every year.


I am missing my mother, Linda.   It has been nearly three months since she died.   I still think about reaching for the phone and calling her.   Perhaps this is why I have fruit cake on my mind and the urge to bake her honor....carry on the tradition.  

5 years ago

Diane, I have a Russian Fruit Cake recipe that does not use the citron, but rather candied cherries, candied pineapple, raisins, dates, currents and applesauce and it is moist and out of this world good.  Will try to find it and post it.  I do like fruit cake and for all those that cringe, just send me yours.  LOL

Now, as to Mom; Diane, I hear you and it is going to not ever really go away as you know from losing your Dad.  I think Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two days that are the hardest for me as Mom always made them so special.  One speical memory, other than she was a great cook and loved to decorate is that she loved to wrap the presents and I don't mean wrap, I mean WRAP.  Everything was perfect, patterns matched, seams matched, the smallest amount of tape but it stayed wrapped.  She made an artform of wrapping gifts and tried all different kinds of ribbons and bows, too.  She would make sure there was a new Christmas ornament on one of each person's gifts, too.  She saved all year to buy all the prettiest and new Hallmark papers and they were so pretty that no one wanted to unwrap their gifts.  I remember my ex mother-in-law carefully slipping a fingernail under the tape so that it didn't tear the paper and then when she carefully unwrapped her gifts from Mom she carefully folded the paper to take home, cherishing it more than the gift it seemed.  

So yes, I am with you, but it is not as fresh a loss for me now but it is still real.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers Diane and I am so glad you will be with at least one of your children during Christmas time.  

5 years ago

Diane, you MUST quit this.  Here I am on my pre Christmas diet - AGAIN!  This sounds so yummy and is hubby's favorite pie.  Guess I will surprise him and actually cook!  LOL


Christmas traditions are such a wonderful way to remember those that are with us no longer.  My mom was just like a child at Christmas.  Loved all the shopping, wrapping and decorating.  And she made a beautiful angel for the top of the tree.  I am now the proud owner of that angel.  It graces the top of my tree each year.  It's like having her here.  I can just feel her warmth each year.  And, each year, I do cry when I think of her.  And, I know she is smiling down with tears in her eyes also.


My dad always made his special egg nog for Christmas.  It was hot and creamy.  I guess you would call it "Tom And Jerry".  So much better than the bottled nog of today.  And, he always added his Jim Beam Bourbon -- talk about your tummy saying "HOWDY".


No, thank God these memories will never go away. 

5 years ago

Oh Carol, Mince pies; that is a childhood memory and Mom always had to make one for Dad and I.  I think we might have a topic for another thread, Diane.  You should start one regarding our favorite Holiday memories; what made Christmas special and what made New Year's special; when trees go up and down, etc.   And I agree, Tarra Jane, Thank God these memories never go away and Thank God we never forget our loved ones.  They are too vital a part of our lives.  

5 years ago

Girls, you have a way of stimulating me ....  LOL!!

5 years ago

So, does that mean you will start a thread about the holidays and get some fun going?  I think that we all could use some positive thoughts.  Some ideas are the most memorable present you received from your parents (Santa) as a child, family traditions, favorite cookies and smells and what did your family prepare, traditionally, for Christmas and New Year's meals.  When did you open presents.  Did you have Christmas stockings?  Favorite Christmas carols.  When did you put up the tree.  Real or fake tree?  Outdoor decorations and lights?  There are so many things we could share and so much fun doing this.  So, game to give it a shot, Diane?

5 years ago

You gals have awakened memories within me. My Dad's favorite thing at Christmas was Peanut Brittle. I would make him a big sack full and he would have it all gone in a couple of days. Since his birthday was 31st of Dec., I would make him another big batch. How he enjoyed it! I miss not doing this for him but more than that, I miss him not being here for the Holidays. I'm always saddened this time of year and this Christmas will be no exception. We will be alone once again but will be thankful that we have another year together since my husband's diagnosis of cancer last Christmas. This last year has really taken a toll on him and his health as become progressively worse but we try to make the most of every day that we have.

Diane and Linda, I plan on trying out your recipes...sounds so good. I took a nasty fall last night and I'm having trouble getting around so I won't be in the kitchen for a few days. I'm beginning to wonder if we should call in Home Health Care for the both of 

Please keep the recipes and memories coming gals....I enjoy these threads.

5 years ago

BlingBling, you just stired more memories.  How about the tins of hard candies; the raspberries with a little raspberry filling were my favorite; Mom liked the butterscotch, Colleen liked the peppermint, Dale liked the orange ones and Gene just liked them all.  Dad always had to go and buy his big tin of them and when he was ready, he would share.  

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