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Fancy Almond Cream Pie

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Fancy Almond Cream Pie

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  • Makes: 6 to 8 servings
  • Chill 4 hrs to 6 hrs

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped blanched almonds, toasted, if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 9 - inch baked pastry shell
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Toasted slivered almonds

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, thoroughly stir together the 3/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  2. Gradually stir about 1 cup hot mixture into egg yolks. Return egg mixture to saucepan; bring to a gentle boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes more Remove from heat. Stir in butter, chopped almonds, and extract. Pour into pastry shell; cover surface with clear plastic wrap. Chill 4 to 6 hours.
  3. In a chilled bowl, whip cream with the 1/4 cup sugar till soft peaks form. Spoon or pipe onto pie. Garnish with maraschino cherries or toasted slivered almonds. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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