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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! —Vera Moffitt, Oskaloosa, Kansas
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 Apr. 15, 2015

"I liked it but like to make the creamier filling."

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"This recipe looks beautiful in the picture!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"You can make this pie filling in the microwave in 7 minutes! Very same results!"

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"This is a very good pie, and keeps well, however it is a very old recipe that

I have used for years as far back as the 70s......"

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"It is a great pie, which the poster has been making since the 40's. Maybe the cookbooks came after, because of HER recipe!"

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