Chocolate, Lemon or Butterscotch Pie


¾ C sugar
4 Tbsp. cornstarch
¼ tsp. salt
1 square chocolate or 2 Tbsp. cocoa
2 egg yolks
2 C milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. butter

1 C sugar
6 Tbsp. cornstarch
¼ tsp. salt
1 ½ C water
3 egg yolk
juice of 1 lemon or 2 Tbsp. lemon juice Tbsp. butter

1 ½ c brown sugar
4 Tbsp. cornstarch
¼ tsp. salt
1 ½ C milk
2 egg yolks
4 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions for all pies

1. You need 1 baked pie crust for each pie.
2. Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. For chocolate, add square of chocolate, broken into small pieces or cocoa powder.
3. Add milk (or water if lemon) and cook in a double boiler for 15 minutes or over low heat stirring constantly.
4. Pour mixture over well beaten egg yolks and return to the pan. Cook 2 minutes, add butter, vanilla or lemon juice for lemon pie.
5. Cool and fill baked crust. If desired, cover with meringue made from egg whites and 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar for each egg white.
6. If using meringue, bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.

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