Coconut Cream Pie

Shirley Makekau

By
@tutuwoman

This is a very easy pie to make and even easier if you use the store bought pie crust.. which have been doing lately in my old age.. I do make from scratch pie crust if we are having company or family get togethers. If you try it I sure do hope you like it..


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Ingredients

1
baked pie crust
1 c
sugar
1/3 c
cornstarch
pinch
salt
4
eggs, separated
3 c
milk
1/4 c
softened butter
2 c
shredded coconut.slightly toasted in oven
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven 425*
2
bake your one crust pie crust until crust is light brown then remove from oven and let cool.
3
In a heavy sauce pan combine 3/4 cup of the sugar,salt and cornstarch.
4
Gradually add the milk and whisk adding egg yolks one at a time... whisk well to combine all ingredients together.
5
On medium heat cook the filling until it comes to a full boil, stirring constantly then reduce the heat and cook two to three more minutes. Remove from heat.
6
Stir in butter, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of the shredded coconut. Let it cool for 25 minutes then pour into cooled baked pie crust.
7
meringue:
8
Beat egg whites to soft peaks. add the remaining sugar a little at a time as you continue beating the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Spread over pie fllling then sprinkle the remaining toasted coconut over meringue.
9
bake in the oven until the meringue is a nice brown color. Be sure to watch it carefully that it doesn't burn. Remove and let cool completely before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies