Coconut Cream Angel Pie Recipe
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Coconut Cream Angel Pie Recipe

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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
Featured In: Top 10 Coconut Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Coconut Cream Angel Pie in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p65

Sweet White Wine

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

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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."

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