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Easy Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
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Easy Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

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This is my own recipe for a pie that I make often. It's been a family-favorite dessert since the '40s, when I made several of these pies to serve a threshing crew of 21 men!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut, toasted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 389 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Stir in milk; cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; gradually stir about 1 cup of hot mixture into beaten eggs. Return all to saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until nearly boiling. Reduce heat; cook and stir about 2 minutes more (do not boil). Remove from the heat; stir in 1 cup coconut, butter and vanilla. Pour into pie shell; sprinkle with remaining coconut. Chill for several hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Coconut Cream Pie in Reminisce Extra October 1993, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 389 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS PIE.....I am a HUGH fan of that one spot that is no longer around BS....and I added whipped cream to the top of this and OH MY this is one GREAT COCONUT CREAM PIE!!! I did put this in a Keebler Shortbread pie shell and that was awesome but his pie was good no matter what! Quick and Great Pie what could be better!

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

Creamy and delicious. Loved it.

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

great retro pie I remember from my days on the farm. simple and wonderful!!!

When threshing there was always this pie with the others under a tree in the hot August shade for the crews.

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

After reading the previous reviews I realized that it would be very easy to reduce the recipe by a third. (I always sucked at math but I'm very good at re-sizing recipes - go figure!) A 2/3 filling recipe is perfect for a 9" pie. It tastes really good, too.

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

This was a great pie! Will definitely make again. Everyone loved it.

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