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Coconut Pie Recipe
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Coconut Pie Recipe

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Watching my mother cook from scratch, I hardly knew that anything was available "pre-made" until I'd left home. One of Mom's best desserts is her creamy old-fashioned coconut pie. A rich slice is true comfort food. —Mary McGuire, Graham, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 331 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the milk, sugar, coconut, eggs, flour, butter and vanilla. Pour into pie shell.
  2. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Coconut Pie in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p35

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"Made it!!! Love it!!! Used heavy cream instead of milk, and made a shortbread pie crust ..... My guests were totally blown away!!! Bless you Mary McGuire!!! It's amazing how something so easy to make can be sooo delicious!!! Have many requests to make it often ..... THANKS !!!"

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

"This is not like a pudding coconut pie with meringue. It's a lot more dense but absolutely delicious. Bet you can't eat just one slice! Very easy to whip up at the last minute but make sure to use a deep dish crust or a 10" pie pan. This makes a lot. Thank you Mary for sharing your recipe & making me a hero after dinner last night!!"

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"Better than my mothers recipe. That says a lot, because hers is delicious."

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"I used coconut milk and toasted the coconut and I also did exactly what reviewer delowenstein did. The results were fantastic!! I will definitely make this again. We loved it."

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Reviewed May. 16, 2015

"this recipe is super easy and very good. I used a "pat in the pan" crust (originally called Mazola pie crust) and it worked fine, although a traditional crust would have been better in my opinion. This is a "custard" type pie and a nice change from the pudding type coconut pie recipes."

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