Photo by Micah Goulart

One silent moment
Flash of gold, almost darkness
Gone forever more

Another St. Valentine's Day recipe, this time from the Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook. I thought the Farm Journal was no more, but you can find it online here. These books I use are mostly YEARS old!

Vanilla Cream Pie

1 Baked 8" pie shell
1/2 cup sugar
3 tblsp. flour
1 tblsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup milk
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 tblsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

  • Combine sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt in top of double boiler. Mis with wooden spoon. Blend in milk gradually, then add egg yolks. Add butter.
  • Place over rapidly boiling water so pan is touching water. Cook until thick and smooth, about 7 minutes, stirring constantly, Scrape down sides of pan frequently.
  • Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Stir until smooth and blended, scraping sides of pan well. Pour hot filling into pie shell.
  • Note: Quantities may be doubled and filling cooked for 2 (8") pies at the same time.


AnastasiaC said…
Yum! that recipe sounds delicious...a beautiful Twilight image...

Im loving all your ATCS...they are such fun to make!
Susie said…
Beautiful photo! Love the captioning as well.
That cream pie sounds quite similar to my recipe for banana cream (which is quite old) A yummy dessert!
Teri C said…
Gorgeous photo and the perfect haiku to go with it. Just lovely.
Kentucky Gal said…
that picture is just beautiful!!
I've never had this pie...sounds Nummy!
PEA said…
I often think it's the older recipes that are the best...I know that I tend to turn to my old cookbooks more often than my new ones:-) This recipe certainly does sound delish!! Hugs xox
Su Bee said…
Mmmmm-- I just might have to make this tonight! Thank you!
Gail said…
mmmm and yum about sums it up, this looks like one I would like to try. Beautiful photo.
Susie Q said…
Just a beautiful photo and words.
Ooh. That recipe sounds so for my book! Thank you!
Stay well...have a good week now.
zUzU said…
=^..^= gorgeous picture!

And no fair with the receipes! Every time I visit I get hungry! ::SMILE:: (love vanilla custard!)
This place is dangeous.

Glad to have found you to visit!

=^..^= love, zU
Sue said…
Love the pic. Thanks for sharing the recipes. I'm not much of a cook, but some of these I'd like to try sometime :)
Naturegirl said…
Beautiful image!
Add some coconut to your recipe and wholla it's ~coconut cream pie!~Put some spray ~real whip cream~ on top and ~toasted the raves!!! nothing like home made pie. hugs
AnnieElf said…
And then to return and visit us again with another flash of gold. HOPE.
paris parfait said…
Lovely haiku and matching photograph.
hundred and one said…
I shall be trying out this receipe for sure!
Wonderful photo and I'll need to try the recipe....
Terry said…
Dear Sioux...This is such a beautiful picture, the kind that you can just stare at for a long time and be almost a part of the picture.

I have not been around too often becasue of the weather. I have had to put a lot of extra hours in away from home.

This weekend I was completely snowed in and the weather was so bad that Betty could not get into work..I stayed 29 hours!

I am working on my next posting...I want to put Turtle into it as well as a few other Blogger kitties!!

Well I best be moving on. I want to read your postings that I haven't had the chance to....Love Terry
Remiman said…
Twilight like life is gone in the blink of an eye.
Well put in your haiku.

Vanilla creme pie? Hmmm, I could eat some. ;-0
Mikim said…
Beautiful haiku and image. Vanilla cream pie sounds yummy.
Michelle said…
the vanilla cream pie sounds great!
Alix said…
What a gorgeous photograph! And the perfect illustration for the haiku.

You have some amazing recipes. I'm guessing you're a fantastic cook!

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