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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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • 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 serving (1 piece) equals 408 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.