Coconut Cream Pie

Crystal ~

By
@crystal7

This pie is creamy and delicious! I use the canned coconut milk found in the Asian section of the supermarket. For best flavor and consistency, do not use low-fat or lite milk. The only thing that could make this pie better is to use REAL fresh farm eggs. It makes it a natural beautiful yellow cream pie instead of a pale yellow. You can add a little yellow food coloring if you like it more rich looking for visual purposes. Also, if you prefer meringue instead of whipped cream on the cream pie, use that. Cut Cream pies using a wet knife, wiping clean after each slice.


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Rating:

Serves:

6-8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup of cream
4 large egg yolks
2/3 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch plus 1 tablespoon
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 10 ounce bag of frozen coconut, thawed
9-inch baked pie shell, cooled
¼ cup toasted coconut, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a blender, add the coconut milk, cream and egg yolks. Blend for a few seconds until combined.
2
Add the cornstarch to the blender mixture and blend for a few seconds more.
3
Pour mixture into a 2 quart saucepan; add the sugar and salt and whisk together to combine.
4
Cook/whisk mixture over medium-high heat; stirring constantly until mixture starts to thicken and boil. (This takes about 10 minutes). After mixture begins to boil, boil and whisk/stir for 1 minute.
5
Remove from heat and stir in the butter, vanilla and coconut. Pour immediately into a baked-cooled pie shell.
6
Cool the pie completely on a rack at room temperature before chilling, or adding any whipped cream. This takes approximately 2 hours.
7
After the pie has cooled completely, cover the pie with whipped cream. Sprinkle with toasted coconut, if desired. Chill in the refrigerator for another hour or so until pie is completely set.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American