One Step Boston Cream Pie

One Step Boston Cream Pie

A Recipe from Bake-Off Cook Book 100 winning recipes from Bake-Off 23 (1972)

About the Recipe

Okay – this pie – this is not a one step pie. The name of the dish is a lie. You’ve been warned.

It is however a Boston Cream Pie that bakes all at the same time with the cream already inside, which is nice. And not only that, it’s a really really good pie.

Ignore my glaze (I’ve never been good at glaze…), as I substituted honey for the corn syrup. While the flavor was spot on, it does nothing for the chemical reaction necessary to stop crystals from forming to see that beautiful smooth glaze that you see in the cookbook. That said, if you don’t have corn syrup lying around, from a flavor perspective the honey substitute was just fine.

For more recipes in the Pillsbury Challenge, click here!

About the book

It’s the debut of Poppin Fresh! That creepy, yet oddly comforting talking blob of dough that we know and love today as the primary marketing tool for Pillsbury products has finally come to be!

Let us all raise our triangles in celebration as we poke him in the belly – HOO HOO!

With this transition, we also see the forward in the book moving now to “The Pillsbury Kitchens.”

The Recipe!


5 eggs
1/8 t baking powder (in egg whites)
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups flour
1/8 t baking powder (in batter)
1 t vanilla

18 oz. can (2 cups) vanilla pudding**

1 t unsweetened cocoa
1 T cooking oil
1 T corn syrup
1 T plus 1 t water
1 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 325*F Grease and flour 9-10-inch deep dish pie pan or 9-inch round cake pan.

Separate 2 eggs; beat egg whites until frothy. Add 1/8 t baking powder; beat until peaks form. Set aside.

In large bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add 2 egg yolks and 3 eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Blend in flour, 1/8 t baking powder and vanilla. Mix 1 minute.

Fold 2 cups prepared batter into beaten whites. Pour remaining batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly to form a small rim. Spoon pudding over batter. (Pudding should not touch edges.) Spoon egg white batter around edge and gently spread over pudding.

Bake 20 minutes; reduce temperature to 300* and bake 40-50 minutes or until top is evenly browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes.

In small saucepan, heat cocoa, oil, syrup and water, stirring until smooth. Add powdered sugar; mix well. Spread over pie. Cool 2 hours before serving.

**If desired, cook 1 package (4 serving size) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix as directed on package; cool and use as pudding.

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