Toasted Coconut Cream Pie - Cassies
Add meringue, or top with cool whip..I used cool whip as we are not much for meringue. Then I topped with some extra coconut I toasted..
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Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spread coconut on a baking sheet and bake, until golden, about 5 – 9 minutes. Stir a couple times in between. Let toasted coconut cool.
Temper the hot milk into the egg yolks by taking the hot milk mixture and, working with just a few teaspoons at a time, pouring it into the egg yolks as you whisk continuously. Then, whisk the egg mixture into the hot milk mixture.
Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the hot milk mixture. Bring the liquid to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until the filling is thick, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Stir in the vanilla, coconut, and butter. Mix well.
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Using an electric mixer with a whip attachment, whip the egg whites to soft peaks. Add 1/4 cup of sugar and whip the egg whites to stiff peaks.
Spread the egg whites over the top of the pie, making sure to cover the surface all the way up to the edges to prevent shrinking.
Place the pie in the oven for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown.