¾ cup sugar
1/3 cup flour (or 3 tbsp cornstarch)
¼ tsp salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 baked pie shell

In saucepan combine sugar, flour or cornstarch & salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook & stir over medium heat until it boils. Boil 2 min. Remove from heat. Stir a little hot filling into yolks, and then add back to hot mixture. Cook 2 more minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butter & vanilla. Pour into cooled pie shell. Top with meringue (or omit meringue & top with whipped cream when cool).