Recipe for Cream Puff Pie


    Cream Puff Pie

    1/2 cup water
    1/4 cup butter
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    2 eggs

    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    2 cup milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 cups whipping cream, divided
    Chocolate sauce and/or fresh strawberries/raspberries

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

    Crust: In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until smooth ball forms. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Continue stirring vigorously until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Spread in the bottom and halfway up the sides of a well greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake 35 to 45 minutes. Cool completely.

    Filling: Combine sugar, flour and salt in the top of a double boiler. Stir in eggs and milk until smooth. Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Cool.

    Fold in 1 cup whipped cream. Pour into crust. Top with remaining whipped cream. Chill for 2 hours.

    Garnish with chocolate sauce and/or raspberries.

    Makes 6 to 8 servings.