Coconut Cream Pie

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Judy Few Recipe
Lightly Salted
Fort Worth, TX (pop. 741,206)
Member Since Aug 2010
Judy's notes for this recipe:
This recipe was passed down from my mother...just an old-fashioned coconut cream pie. A little more time consuming than some of the modern recipes, but well worth the effort.

I categorized this as medium because I do not have exact cooking times, and knowing when it is "thick" is sometimes trial and error until you've done it a few times. Other than that, it's easy.
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Mix sugar, flour and milk in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly till bubbly around the edges.
Remove from heat. Stir a little (maybe a half cup - I never measure) of the hot mixture into the egg yolks and mix together. Add back into saucepan and continue cooking and stirring till thick.
Remove from heat, add vanilla and 1 1/2 cups coconut.
Pour into baked pastry shells. Top with meringue and sprinkle with remaining coconut.
Bake in a 375 degree oven until lightly browned.
NOTE: I make my meringue by beating the egg whites till foamy, adding 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar. Continue beating till mixture starts to thicken, then add 6 tblsp. sugar, one spoonful at a time, beating after each addition. Beat till stiff peaks form. Pile on top of filling, making sure to spread all the way to the edge of the crust.

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user Judy Few nanajc2004 - Aug 11, 2010
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user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Aug 11, 2010
I love coconut cream pie! The only one I ever had was Entenmann's know, the kind you buy in food stores! I'm printing this one out! Thanks Judy!
user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Aug 11, 2010
Coconut cream pie is absolutely one of my favorites! Thank you.
user Marilyn Poirier mjpoirier01 - Aug 15, 2010
I love coconut cream pie was looking for an easy recipe this sounds pretty easy to me. thanks
user Britt Turner Faery - Aug 17, 2010
The Real Deal...great recipe, Thank You very much!

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