Hi and thanks for the replies - they are VERY much appreciated!
However, I am not really looking for a "stabilized" whipped cream - I am looking for a whipped cream similar to the one that is used on Baker's Square/Perkin's pies.
I found this - does this make any sense?
Perkin’s-like whipped cream topping
½ cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2.5 tbsp. flour
½ cup milk
½ tsp. vanilla
½ cup butter (1 stick)
½ cup granulated sugar
Topping Preparation Instructions:
In your stand mixer whisk whipping cream, ¼ cup sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla until stiff peaks form. You can use this to top the pie, or you can continue on to make a heavier duty frosting that is similar to the Baker’s Square/Perkin’s pie topping.
In a small saucepan whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens to a cupcake batter consistency. This happens quicker than you think, so don’t let it burn! Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Stir in vanilla.
While mixture is cooling cream butter and sugar until fluffy then add COOLED milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat until it resembles whipped cream. Add whipped cream to this mixture and beat to combine until fluffy. If the mixture curdles take about ¼ of the mixture and warm it in the microwave, then slowly stream it back into the mixture while beating on high until it comes back together.
Using a pastry bag and 1M tip decorate the pie to your liking.