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Old-Fashioned Coconut Pie Recipe

Old-Fashioned Coconut Pie Recipe

My husband says it's not good cooking unless it's made from scratch. This is an old-fashioned way of making coconut pie from scratch. —Barbara Smith, Franklin, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 pie shell (9 inches), baked
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Combine egg yolks and milk; stir into dry ingredients until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and 1 cup coconut. Pour hot filling into pie shell.
  • 2. For meringue, beat egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar until mixture forms stiff glossy peaks and sugar is dissolved. Spread meringue over hot filling. Sprinkle with remaining coconut.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 408 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Old-Fashioned Coconut Pie

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Michelletim User ID: 8888893 250127
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016 Edited Jul. 6, 2016

"I tried this pie tonight for my husband and a elder friend of his they both loved it I give it 5 stars it was great and I will most definitely be making it again thank you so much"

bethanypond User ID: 6191154 14091
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"I made two of these for Thanksgiving and both of them were gone by the end of the night! Everyone loved them!! I would definetly make them again."

likemama User ID: 3279318 10417
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2009

"This is a great recipe. Taste just like my grandma use to make. Simple and easy. Recipe was very easy and was delicious."

Kinswoman User ID: 1093514 10416
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2009

"I agree with your husband I'm spoiled on scratch homemade foods. The taste was great. The meringue turned out good. I did cut down some of the sugar. My family doesn't like some things to sweet. I find some receipes has to much sugar added. But to each their own on their sweet tooth. It was easy to make.   


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