Italian Cream Pie

Italian Cream Pie

SheKnows
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total: 2 hr
  • Serving: 12
Delicious and very rich... a wonderful holiday splurge. Serve small pieces to start.

Ingredients

  • For filling:
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 4 ounces flour (almost 1 cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 lemon rind
  • For crust:
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch baking powder

Directions

  1. In saucepan, beat eggs well; add flour, sugar and milk. Drop in lemon rind. Cook mixture over low-medium heat, stirring constantly.
  2. When thick, halve; add cocoa to 1/2 and vanilla and cinnamon to 1/2. Set aside. Remove and discard lemon rind.
  3. Sift flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Add egg yolks and cut in shortening and vanilla. Add milk if mixture seems too dry.
  4. Divide dough into 2 balls. Roll each on floured board.
  5. Put bottom crust in greased deep 10-inch pie pan.
  6. Pour in vanilla into cooled filling, then place mixture into crusted pie plate.
  7. Add chocolate filling on top, but do not mix.
  8. Apply top crust.
  9. Bake at 300F 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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