Mama's coconut pies

Norma Cotter

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@totallyconfused

my mother used to make these at Christmas and on special occasions. these are the best pies. I make good pies but not as good as mama's. No one can cook like Mom!


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Serves:

8 to 10 (depends on way it is cut)

Prep:

1 Hr 15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1/4 c
flour
6 medium
or large eggs (divided) saving whites for topping
1 can(s)
evaporated milk
1 can(s)
water
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
fresh or bagged coconut plus a handful for topping

Directions Step-By-Step

1
This recipe makes two pies. you can either make home made pie crust or you can use store bought. When taking to a church function or a funeral or family gathering I use the store bought crust. It is only when I am having company at my home will I make homemade pie crust. Bake your pie crust ahead of time. (guess you could call me lazy)
2
in a heavy medium sauce pan stir together the sugar, flour, until combined (or if you chose, you can stiff the sugar and flour together, works both ways)
3
add the 6 egg yolks, stir just to break the yolks then add the 1 can of evaporated milk, and 1 can of water and stir well.
4
Bring this to a boil over medium high heat, until thickened. Stirring constantly, turn off heat, add coconut and vanilla then pour into baked pie shells.
5
to make topping whip egg whites until stiff peaks are formed, add 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
6
divide the topping for both pies making sure the topping closes over the edge of the pie crust. Bake in preheated oven of 350* for about 10 to 15 mins.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American