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Coconut Cream Angel Pie Recipe

Coconut Cream Angel Pie Recipe

Mom whipped up this wonderful pie on impulse, using an ancient whisk and an old skillet. I am still amazed that it turned out perfect every time. —Ginny Werkmeister, Tilden, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut


  • 1. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add milk; stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer.
  • 2. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in the coconut, butter and vanilla. Pour into prepared shell.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Sprinkle with coconut.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 342 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Coconut Cream Angel Pie

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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 252164
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2016

"I cannot say enough about this pie! It was so easy and delicious. I made it exactly as written, with the exception of adding a half teaspoon of coconut extract in addition to the vanilla in the custard. I'm usually a little bit scared of custards as I seem to struggle with tempering the eggs and end up with lumps, but this time it was silky smooth. It set up perfectly, despite the fact I barely gave it the recommended chilling time. I will make this again and again..... especially since my usually not-so-fond-of-pie husband declared it a great success!"

sallisuey User ID: 8865932 248499
Reviewed May. 22, 2016

"we loved the pie... but we done abit of change - we used cool whip (tub) and t turned out - yum!!!"

Dantaber User ID: 8819012 246126
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"This sounded like a good receipe. I tried it. Turned out horrible, did not gel.., went by receipt exactly , was a mess & embarrassment. Won't use again. Do not recommend."

mjh1944 User ID: 8087698 224904
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"Very good and easy."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 224267
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"This pie was delicious. My only problem was that my meringue weeped (got wet between the custard and meringue. Humidity was likely the culprit."

crittert User ID: 7377485 150160
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2014

"Excellent pie

Added 1 cup of coconut
Will double meringue next time"

BoundsL User ID: 5815557 66182
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"Both my husband and I love Coconut Cream Pie. This is a very good recipe and we absolutely loved it. I made it twice in one week! I will be making this recipe over and over again. Definitely a keeper!!!"

kirbijo User ID: 3667086 134397
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"My dad's favorite pie is coconut. I have never made a meringue pie before but I tried this for his birthday this year. He said it was probably the best one he has ever had!!! Needless to say it didn't last long and I will be making it a lot in the future!"

hassall User ID: 4339582 76720
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"I have made this twice already in the last week. Delicious !!! Everybody loved it!"

redmonc1 User ID: 3906907 66181
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"I have tried many times to make this type of cream pie, and always it was runny. Not this time. The pie turned out perfect. Thank you so much for sharing."

TJKCW User ID: 7187579 75739
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE COCOANUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

jcvinnie User ID: 2066134 150159
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"Really good coconut pie with less sugar than most. However, I added more coconut to the filling."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4293985 156028
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"I don't like it too sweet so I used Splenda for Baking and whipped cream instead of the meringue. Best coconut pie i ever ate."

lindako User ID: 6622179 75734
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"This recipe is like one my family has used for over 40 years. The only difference is the amount of sugar used. The filling is also great for banana cream pie, just omit the coconut and coconut flavoring."

lana416 User ID: 3261451 84481
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"This is my husband's favorite pie so I decided to try this recipe for Father's Day. It is so good and very attractive. Next time when I make this pie I will not add the coconut on top until it has baked for about 10 - 15 minutes. The coconut turned dark brown in my oven when put on top at the beginning of the baking time. I too added extra coconut, coconut extract with the vanilla extract. Will definitely make again and again."

hurmur333 User ID: 6513515 136698
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"best I have ever made, thank you for this wonderful easy recipe! We will make again...."

williegg User ID: 4625279 105099
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"This is the recipes I have used since I started to cook. The only thing different

is I add some of the meringue to filling so it not so heavy"

britsmom User ID: 6646755 68170
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"very good recipe. for you people that said it didn't say boiling,well it did state bubbly,kind of the same thing."

mtappendorf User ID: 1371659 134396
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012


ljwalk User ID: 6429339 61617
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"The recipe said nothing about "boiling" the meringue - don't know where that idea came from. It was delicious and I will be using this recipe often. We love coconut!!"

lmmRobey User ID: 1410644 105098
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"not sure what kathy was talking about boiling the meringue.........never saw that part... the rest was excellent!!"

KathyMcDonald User ID: 4774763 75733
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Pie was delicious, however, I would make a different merringue as this one was tasteless. I had never made a merringue by boiling it before and prefer the "traditional" one."

junejmg User ID: 6049176 151971
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"We love,love,love this pie!We love coconut so we had to try this pie.Its a keeper!!"

mrichards1993 User ID: 5891468 151968
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"Very good and easy to make. I did make a slight change. Instead of using 1.5 tsp of vanilla extract in the filling I used .75 tsp of vanilla extract and .75 tsp of coconut extract. I will definitely make this again."

royella User ID: 2874866 155758
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"Excellent pie olddutch what you are talking about has nothing to do with making the pie. The person who submitted the recipe said that was what her mom used years ago to make this pie."

Hondag!rl03 User ID: 5949044 159978
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"First time ive ever made coconut cream pie...thanks to the inlaws who LOVE that kind of pie. they said it was the best they've ever had! will continue to use this recipe to impress my them..and for myself as well! i never was a coconut fan until this! so simple yet very tasty!"

Angelique177 User ID: 5111761 150154
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"My family loved this pie. I added some coconut extract to the custard and used a no-roll pie crust recipe (you mix and press into pie pan). From top to bottom is was delicious!"

mollycansing User ID: 5729541 159977
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010


amysue75 User ID: 4330600 68169
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"LOVED it except I used graham cracker crust...Just my preference.. Awesome easy recipe.."

Bleugerman User ID: 4133955 61615
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"This is a very good recipe. I will definitely be making it again. I don't know what recipe olddutch was reading but there is nothing in here about a skillet. And if you cut the pieces bigger than you will get less than 8 servings. That is not hard to figure out.

The only thing I would do is add a little more coconut."

mxsandrax08 User ID: 5354784 75731
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"Awesome recipe, it was gone before it even cooled"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 155756
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"Coconut cream angel pie is so simple to make and tastes so good, my family and I make it any time we have all the ingredients. It's a keeper and definitely going in my recipe box."

5stew357 User ID: 4696974 159976
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

"Family was happy with this and it is a keeper and easy to make. I made the filling in the mirco wave and very quick and easy."

mlblake User ID: 4362429 76718
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"made this for Easter and it was a big hit! next time I'll use just a bit more coconut. very good though!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.