Microwave Coconut or Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 pie shell, baked and cooled (9 inch)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
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  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut OR 1-2 sliced bananas
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions

Place milk in a 4 cup glass measure. Heat in microwave on medium high for 5-6 minutes or until scalded. Mix together sugar, cornstarch, and salt in 2 qt. casserole. Stir hot milk slowly into mixture. Stir about 3/4 cup of hot mixture into egg yolks, stirring constantly. Return egg mixture to 2 qt. casserole ( or 8 cup glass measure). Cook in microwave oven on medium high for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Stir with wire whisk often during cooking. Add coconut (or bananas), butter and vanilla. Stir until butter is melted. Pour filling into pie shell. Chill several hours. Top with whipped cream or prepare meringue and brown in oven.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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