One of my favorite finds is a one-piece silicone and metal pie weight - made by Chicago Metallic. This is one of those things that I thought I had invented myself - it is so wonderful! Every pie crust that I have used this with has turned out PERFECTLY! So much easier than using tinfoil and pie weights or dry beans! It has been a game-changer in terms of making single layer pie crusts for me!
Homemade vanilla pastry cream tastes so much better than any vanilla pudding mix - the WORLD of difference, and well worth your time and effort!
I use this same filling recipe for other yummy things as well, and if I turn around for too long, I find that it tends to disappear from my bowl when I'm not looking!
The hardest part about making this delicious pie is waiting for it to chill for four hours before we can eat it...but the flavors just meld so perfectly - patience, patience!
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