Rheadawn was gracious enough to share her recipe with me, and I have enjoyed making it through the years. Not as good as hers, but acceptable nonetheless. It is one of the three things I know how to make. Cooking is not my strength, you know.
Rheadawn says real butter is the key. Melt one stick over medium heat.
And 1/4 cup cornstarch.
Stir, stir, stir, until smooooth.
Add 2 1/2 cups half and half. I actually use 2 cups half and half and top it off with 1/2 cup milk. That way, I can make 2 pies from a 1 quart carton of half and half.
Add 1 teaspoon of good Haitian vanilla and a pinch of salt.