Easy Coconut Cream Pie
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
I have made this many times now. It is so good! I followed the advice in the comments and used 2 T. of flour and 1 T. of cornstarch instead of 3 T. of flour. It works fine. You do have to be patient with cooking it. Wait until it is thickened. I always add an extra cup or so of coconut, because 1 1/2 cups doesn't seem like enough.
It never did get thick ended up pour it out!!!
I’ve been making Coconut Cream pies for 50 yrs. This year I had forgot the copy of my go to recipe, I’ve used the past few yrs (we travel each Thanksgiving) so I chose this one after searching the internet. Cannot believe the negative reviews. The pie went together seamlessly
Made recipe as written but it would not thicken up with the 3 Tablespoons flour . Had to add 3 tablespoons cornstarch in 2 tablespoons cream to recipe to get it to thicken. Recipe is good. Used Splenda granular instead of sugar. Will use cornstarch next time in place of flour as suggested by another person.
Followed recipe to a "T" and after having it for dessert I woefully remembered I had an excellent recipe from decades ago and I wish I had used it. This recipe is too sweet (reduce sugar to 2/3 cup), I love coconut but this has WAY too much (reduce to 3/4 cup), omit flour and substitute 1/4 cup cornstarch instead for velvety creaminess and will actually set up and hold it's shape on a plate/no need to use a spoon), increase vanilla to 1 1/2 Tbsp. Do this and you'll get an great pie!! Imho, this was not a tested recipe - it went in the trash this morning and I remade this afternoon using my old standby Coconut Cream Pie recipe - use the changes I've mentioned.
Can you use almond milk instead of whole milk. We are lactose intolerant.
Awesome recipe! Then again I love coconut! Thanks for sharing!
We enjoyed this pie. I prepared it as written except for substituting 1 Tablespoon cornstarch for 1 Tablespoon of the flour as suggested by chefkatkat in her review. I'd intended to top the pie with freshly whipped cream but found it didn't need any. I served it with a few fresh strawberries to add a bit of color.
Recipe did not work. Custard did not set in the refrigerator. Not sure what I did wrong. Any ideas about how I might fix it?
This pie was delicious. i made it as given except substituted heavy whipping cream for the milk. (Took much less time to thicken using the heavy whipping cream) it stands on its own--you don't need to top with any meringue or whip cream