We went to Smithfield to Tricia and Bentley's house for Thanksgiving this year. She made a vanilla and banana cream pie. They were fabulous! They make a good pudding too if you don't have a pie shell. Mmm. I want some now.
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbs. flour
2 cups milk
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla (I use much more)
1/8 tsp. salt
2 bananas or 1 cup coconut or whatever you want to add
1 pre-baked pie shell or graham cracker crust
Combine sugar, flour and salt in a pan. Stir in milk, bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Put egg yolks in a small bowl and mix well with a fork. Add some of the hot sugar/milk mixture into the eggs, then mix the eggs into the hot sugar/milk mixture in the pan. Stir well. Stir in the butter and vanilla. Pour into a pie shell or add bananas or coconut and pour into pie shell. Chill.