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Old-Fashioned Coconut Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1 pie shell (9 inches), baked
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 large 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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