Custards, Creams & Chess Pies

Custards, Creams & Chess Pies

 

Coconut Cream Pie
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes plus cooling
  • Baking Time: 20 minutes for pie shell

Coconut Cream Pie

For those of us who like coconut, this is a winner!  In fact, a variation of this -- a meringue version rather than cream-topped -- won "Best of Show" at the NM State Fair Pie Contest.  It's an extravagent dessert, one that makes people happy.  (Doesn't all pie make people happy?)

Winter Wonderland Pie as Tarts, by Beth D.
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes plus chilling (2 hours)
  • Baking Time: Just for the pie shell

White Wonderland Pie

A New Year's favorite or for any time you are ready to celebrate something that looks like snow and tastes like heaven!  

Coconut Cream Pie
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes plus pie shell
  • Baking Time: 2-15 minutes for meringue

Coconut Cream Pie

Rich and elegant, it is perfect for company...or just because you're in the mood!

Buttermilk Pie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus crust
  • Baking Time: 45 minutes

Buttermilk Pie

It screams for berries!  It's the perfct palate -- delicate, with a hint of lemon -- for fresh berries, whether raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries or some other favorite.  Made with ingredients on hand, you can bring home the berries, put the pie together, and enjoy it within a couple of hours.  It doesn't even have to cool completely, like most pies.  It's easy, breezy and delicious. 

Banana Cream Pie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus chilling & crust
  • Baking Time: 15 minutes for crust

Banana Cream Pie

Who doesn't have ripe bananas around every now and then?  This is a perfect way to use them:  nestled in a crisp crust and crowned with an elegant (but easy!) vanilla pudding.  Oh, my gosh!  So good

Eggnog Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 1/4 hours plus time for chilling between steps & before serving
  • Baking Time: 12-15 minutes for crust

Friendly Eggnog Pie

Creamy decadence.  Really, what else do you need to know?  Oh, the crust is a perfect complement to the filling, being the tiniest bit nutty.  Real rum makes it a special occasion treat.

Maple Cream Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour plus chilling
  • Baking Time: 10-12 minutes for crust

Maple Cream Pie

It's the perfect pie for the Fall season:  a sense of warmth from pure maple syrup and the comfort of cream.  Consider it for an afternoon get-together with hot coffee.

Chocolate Chess Pie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Baking Time: 50 minutes

Chocolate Chess Pie

It's easy and it's chocolate!  Made with ingredients at hand, you can have pie for dessert any time.  See 'Baker's Notes' below for a gluten-free version.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Baking Time: 45 min plus 3 hrs chilling time

Key Lime Pie

It is just so delicious!

  • Prep Time: 2 hours plus 3 hours chill time
  • Baking Time: 12-16 minutes for crust

Mocha Latte Pie

What's not to love about coffee, chocolate and cream?  Add a rich pastry and, well, it's enough to make even a barista's mouth water.  And the judges liked it, too.  It took a blue ribbon!"

St. Patrick's Day Pie (a.k.a. Grasshopper Pie)
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus 2 hours freezing
  • Baking Time: none

St. Patrick's Day Pie (a.k.a. Grasshopper Pie)

This is like those chocolate minty cookies sold by neighborhood girls in the Spring...only more creamy and "adult." A decadent indulgence. (I challenge you to find one ingredient in here with any redeeming nutritional value. But what the heck.)

Sugar-Free Banana Cream Pie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus chilling
  • Baking Time: Crust: 15 minutes

Sugar-Free Banana Cream Pie

It's really good!  The chocolate adds a touch of elegance and flavor.  

“High as Heaven” Coconut Cream Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours plus pastry
  • Baking Time: 5-12 minutes for meringue

“High as Heaven” Coconut Cream Pie

A generous filling topping with an even more generous meringue make this an extravagant pie. It’s great for those show-stopper occasions…and for anyone who just loves coconut! Best of Show winner in 2009.

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