*A 2008 Celebrate Organic Holiday Recipe Contest Winner!*
Submitted by Lenore Gulyas, Boulder, CO
Says Lenore, "My daughter and I were making some Meringue cookies for some friends and my recipe calls for 6 egg whites. I did not want to throw the 6 egg yolks away so I decided to make some pudding. When I went to the refrigerator to get the milk I saw the egg nog and decided to use it instead of the milk, and use it for an egg nog cream pie with whipped cream on top. The recipe I have for pudding calls for only 2 egg yolks, but I decided to use all 6 yolks, since I was using egg nog. I thought it would make a very rich pudding. We shared it with some neighbors and it was a great hit. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. I told them unfortunately they would have to wait until I entered the contest."
Place the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a 3 quart heavy sauce pan and whisk together. Whisk egg yolks with 1/4 cup egg nog in a small bowl. Then add the egg nog mixture to the dry ingredients in the sauce pan and whisk together. Add 1 3/4 cups of egg nog to the sauce pan and whisk well. Cook on medium high heat until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and add vanilla and remaining 1 cup egg nog; whisk well. Pour into the graham cracker pie shell. Refrigerate. Then make the whipped cream and place on top of the pie when chilled. Enjoy!
Submitted by Lenore Gulyas for Celebrate Organic Recipe Contest 2008