Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
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Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

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I start by preparing dessert first because it needs to chill. This recipe is a favorite since it takes only a few minutes to prepare. It's simple, yet it's so good.—Jerraine Barlow, Colorado City, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 graham cracker crusts (9 inches each)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 247 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, whisk the milk, extract and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese. Stir in pudding and mix well. Fold in 1/2 cup coconut and whipped topping. Spoon into the crusts. Toast remaining coconut; sprinkle over pies. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2 pies (6-8 servings each).
Originally published as Coconut Cream Pie in Quick Cooking March/April 2002, p21

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"This pie is amazing! It's so easy too. I will make this again & again!"

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"This was the best Coconut Cream Pie that I ever tasted. I was skeptical at first because it did not have a meringue, but it did not need it. I used half-n-half instead of milk, my own crust & coconut cream pudding. Awesome!"

Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"After 28 years, my husband said I had finally made the best coconut pie with this recipe. I did change the pudding to coconut pudding and use only one pie shell for this."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"This recipe is so yummy. My husband says he could eat it every day and he does not like coconut as much as I do. I made these pies for a birthday party and they were a big hit."

Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"I love this recipe. I am going to make it again soon. I use regular pie crust though.

It was such a hit when I made for some friends last week!"

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