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Coconut Pie

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: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge.
  • In a large bowl, combine milk, sugar, coconut, eggs, flour, butter and vanilla. Pour into crust.
  • Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Editor's Note
Dough for single-crust pie: Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 382 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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