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.
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.