We have been fortunate to have great neighbors. When the girls were young, we spent so many hours outside getting to know our neighbors. I hate that life has gotten busier, the girls are older and we never see our neighbors. I miss my great Texas neighbors - from Dallas and Houston. They were like family!
Some of my Omaha neighbors have also moved away. I have referred to Pat or "Miss Pat" on occasion. Another great cook in my life was a next door neighbor here in Omaha - Missy. I know I have shared recipes from Missy before. Missy is a busy mom with a husband and 4 children. They have since moved back to Indiana. Missy was one of those neighbors that you felt you could sneak in her kitchen when they weren't home and borrow and egg when you needed one. We got along beautifully and both had a passion for great food!
Missy made this pie weekly I think. She knew the recipe by heart and it was her standard quick dessert. I remember my Jenna thinking it was the best when Missy brought over a warm Amish Cream Pie. You will love it!
Thank you Missy for sharing this recipe - I know you still make it often. We miss all of you - Hugs to your family!
Amish Cream Pie
1 baked pie shell, cooled
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
2 cups half and half
1 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
Cook sugar, corn starch and half and half on medium-medium high heat, stirring constantly, until thickened (about 10 minutes). After nice and thick, remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Stir til butter is melted. Pour into cooled pie crust and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.