This all purpose recipe can be used to make pudding, pies, or dips. For a crust, either use a conventional crust or try crushing shortbread and pushing into the bottom of a pie pan to make your own delicious crust.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 cups milk (if you have an aversion to cows milk try the Goats Milk from Sweet Pea Cheese)
- 5 egg yolks, slightly beaten
- 3 tbsp butter, softened
- 2 tbsp Orange Vanilla Sugar
Cooking on stove top:
Stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Blend milk and egg yolks; gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; blend in butter and Orange Vanilla Sugar.
Stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt in microwave glass mixing bowl. Blend milk and egg yolks; whip with whisk well. Cook on high for 2 minutes at a time, take out and use wire whip to blend well and return to microwave for 2 more minutes. Continue this until mixture is of pudding consistency. Blend in butter and Orange Vanilla Sugar.
If you are making a pie with this pudding, Immediately pour into a pre baked pie shell; press plastic wrap onto filling. Chill pie thoroughly, at least 2 hours. If desired, serve pie with sweetened whipped cream.