Creamy Coconut Pie

margaret mcleod

By
@diggcookin

This was an recipe my mother handed down to me. Everybody loves it because it is so smooth and creamy. This is a 2-- person operation.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
flour or cornstarch
1 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
3 c
milk
6
eggs-- seperated
4 Tbsp
butter or margarine
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
coconut flavoring or extract
12 oz
fresh or canned coconut

FOR MERINGUE

6
egg whites
6 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
1/2 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FILLING--Mix flour,sugar,salt together in a double boiler, pour milk in another pot and scald the milk til it gets a skin on top,stir, pour milk in the dry mixture. Use a wooden spoon to stir on direct heat. Cook on medium heat til it gets thick stirring constantly. Beat egg yolks well. Pour a little egg yolk mixture into filling, then pour the rest of egg mixture into filling, mix; Cook filling over boiling water for 2 minutes; stirring constantly. Then add butter,coconut, and vanilla flavoring.MERINQUE--- Beat egg whites, sugar til it gets stiff- sprinkle cream of tartar into egg whites, fold 1/3 egg white mixture in filling. Add vanilla and stir; pour filling in pie shells, spread over filling and peak. Bake at 350 degrees or 400 degrees for 10--12 minutes.
2
Spoon 1 or 2 cups of filling per pie. THIS IS A 2--9" REGULAR PIE SHELLS RECIPE. Prebake Crust-- 10 minutes, then let cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Christmas, #Anytime