In a double boiler heat 4 cups milk.
Combine sugar, salt, cornstarch and egg yolks. Add a little milk to sugar mixture and stir. Add to heated milk and cook until thickened. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Remove from heat and pour into a baked pie shell.
To flavor pie: Coconut Cream: Add coconut to taste Peanut Butter: Add 1/4 cup peanut butter Chocolate: Add 1-ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped or melted Banana Cream: Add 2 sliced bananas
Recipe courtesy of Karen Poppe, Wall Drug, South Dakota