~ 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


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

How to Make ~ Lazy Day Coconut Cream Pie ~


  1. Have 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
  2. Quickly whisk some of the hot mixture into the yolks and whisk the yolks into the pudding. Cook another 2 - 3 minutes.
  3. Once thick, remove from heat and stir in the butter, extract and coconut.
  4. Pour pudding into pie shell. Cover the pudding with saran wrap, directly onto the pudding to keep the pudding from forming a skin.
  5. Let 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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