Tasty Tuesday: Coconut Cream Pie

Last Wednesday, I decided I was in the mood for coconut pie. I noticed a recipe in one of Mom’s Taste of Home magazines and decided to take to the challenge and make my own. (My recipe is slightly modified). It was quite good – even though I’m not a fan of meringue. Give me some Cool Whip any day. 🙂 Mom, Bo, and I managed to polish off over half a pie as our afternoon snack that day.

***For those of you who are local — I loved the coconut pie and chocolate pie that they use to make at Skipper’s Galley. If you have either of those recipes, please share!!***

Bo had never had coconut before and even though he liked it – he did have a few red blotches after eating. Luckily, they went away fairly quickly and there didn’t seem to be any long-term consequences.

Coconut Cream Pie
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (I prefer coconut extract)
1 pie crust, baked

Meringue:
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp vanilla
6 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup flaked coconut

In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add milk, stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low and cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat Stir a small amount of the hot filling into the egg yolks, then return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut and vanilla. Pour into prepared shell.

In a small bowl, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, and vanilla on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Sprinkle with coconut.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on on a wire rack and then refrigerate.

13 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday: Coconut Cream Pie

  1. I'm not a fan of coconut, but just reading this post makes me hungry for pie! And Bo's eyelashes look about 8 miles long. What a cutie.

  2. Will have to try. My Gram used to make THE best coconut cream pie, never got recipe from her (shes gone) maybe this will be it! Thansk for sharing. ICLW

  3. I might be right and I might be wrong, but I think the Skippers pies are all frozen. I will look into my recipe book from there and see if I can find anything good.

  4. Mmmm. Coconut Cream Pie. One of my favorites as well. And I agree – cool whip instead of meringue is best.

    Best wishes for a safe and smooth transition.

    ICLW

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