~ Lazy Day Coconut Cream Pie ~

Cassie *


I hardly ever use a store bought crust, but today that's exactly what I did, hence the name of this pie. I'm allowed to be lazy once in awhile...LOL

Nonetheless, it's delicious!



★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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9 inch prebaked pie shell
2 1/2 c
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/3 c
3/4 c
1/4 tsp
drops yellow food coloring - optional
egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 c
heaping coconut
1 tsp
coconut extract
2 Tbsp

How to Make ~ Lazy Day Coconut Cream Pie ~


  • 1Have pie shell baked and cooled.

    Scald the milk and cream.

    In a medium saucepan, whisk flour, salt and sugar together. Once milk is scalded, whisk it into the dry mixture and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. About 4 - 5 minutes. I add 3 drops of yellow food coloring now. Optional
  • 2Quickly whisk some of the hot mixture into the yolks and whisk the yolks into the pudding. Cook another 2 - 3 minutes.
  • 3Once thick, remove from heat and stir in the butter, extract and coconut.
  • 4Pour pudding into pie shell. Cover the pudding with saran wrap, directly onto the pudding to keep the pudding from forming a skin.
  • 5Let pie cool. Top with meringue or whipped cream. If prefer, toast some coconut for the top.

    Chill well before serving.

    There is usually a little pudding left to enjoy warm or chill it in a small dish and enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream.

    I made 2 of these pies, one with whipped cream and the other plain and will add whipped cream as served.

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About ~ Lazy Day Coconut Cream Pie ~

Course/Dish: Pies, Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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