Coconut Cream Pie


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  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Scald milk in heavy saucepan. Mix together dry ingredients. Add to milk, stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes. Beat eggs yolks. Add half of hot mixture. Stir and return to remaining mixture in pan. Leave on heat about 1 minutes; remove. Add butter, coconut and vanilla. Mix and pour into baked pie shell.

Cover with meringue made with egg whites and 4 Tbsp. sugar. Brown in oven.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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April 9, 2010


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 can flaked coconut (3oz.)
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  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie shell
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar


In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Beat egg yolks slightly. Gradually stir 1 cup of hot mixture into egg yolks. Return the egg yolk mixture to saucepan and bring to gently boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Stir in 1 cup of the coconut. Pour mixture into baked pastry shell. Beat egg whites with the vanilla and cream of tartar. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff. Spread over hot filling, sealing to the edges of crust. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes or until the meringue is golden. Cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


By Robin from Washington, IA

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April 1, 2010

I would like to know if someone can find a recipe for Coconut Cream Pie for me. Thank you for your time.

Virginia from Destin, FL


Coconut Cream Pie

This what I do. It's easy. Toast some coconut, about 1/2 cup, in a cast iron skillet on the stove, watch it and stir often, it burns quickly. When toasted, spread the coconut on a paper plate to cool.

Use a boughten graham cracker crust and prepare a box of vanilla or banana pudding. add 1/4 cup of coconut that isn't toasted and stir. Pour mixture into the crust. Sprinkle the toasted coconut on top of the pie and refrigerate. (12/26/2006)

By Ms April

Coconut Cream Pie

I make my filling almost similar to Robin's, except, I use milk and no almond flavoring (just vanilla). I use the egg whites to make a meringue for the top. (12/29/2006)


Coconut Cream Pie

I buy the frozen coconut and everyone says it is the best they have tasted!

Easy Coconut Custard Pie

Mix all ingredients and blend well. Pour into a 9 inch unbaked pie shell. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees F or until crust is brown and custard is firm. (12/29/2006)

By June Odom

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December 26, 2006
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