3/4 c sugar
1/3 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 c milk
2 slightly beaten eggs
2 tbls butter
1 tsp vanilla
combine flour, sugar, and salt in saucepan.
gradually stir in milk with a whisk.
cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly. cook and stir for 2 min.
remove from heat. temper the eggs. (stir small amount of hot mixture into beaten eggs).
add eggs into hot mixture, cook 2 minutes longer.
remove from heat, add butter and vanilla.
cool slightly then pour into baked cool pie shell. to cool pudding, lay saran wrap on surface and refrigerate.
to make chocolate pie: add 3 tbls of cocoa and 1/4 c sugar to dry ingredients in saucepan.
to make banana cream pie: slice 3 bananas into pie shell, pour pudding over.
to make coconut cream pie: add 1 c coconut flakes to warm pudding