Monday January 23, 2012 is National Pie Day, what better way to celebrate than with a tasty piece of Coffee Cream Pie?! This concoction is sure to guilt you into pure pie bliss. A fresh brewed cup of coffee is obviously the perfect accompaniment to this dessert. The best part is, you don’t need to feel guilty about indulging because you're simply celebrating a national holiday.
In a medium saucepan, combine flour, salt, and sugar; add coffee and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir mixture into beaten egg yolks then return to the saucepan. Cook 2 minutes longer. Add butter; cool. Pour into pastry shell and top with meringue. Bake as directed for meringue (below).
Beat egg whites until frothy; gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla or other flavoring. Spoon onto pie, spreading to crust edge to seal filling in. Bake at 325° for 15 to 18 minutes, until nicely browned.
Recipe by Diana Rattray, About.com