My Friend's Old Fashioned Coconut Custard Pie

Diana Perry


My good friend & co-worker, Colleen, used to bring this pie to our company pot-lucks. It disappeared like new fallen snow every time, and sometimes caused a scuffle or is that good!! Before she retired she shared the recipe with a few of us. My husband can eat the whole thing in 1 night! On top of that, it is easier than most of the coconut custard pie recipes, so it is a win/win!!


★★★★★ 3 votes

8 to 10
20 Min
1 Hr


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  • 2 c
    half and half
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 large
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, melted
  • pinch
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 1-1/4 c
    coconut, flaked or shredded
  • 9 inch
    deep dish pie crust

How to Make My Friend's Old Fashioned Coconut Custard Pie


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix eggs and sugar well with hand mixer.
  3. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup of the half and half; add back to remaining half and half, and stir until well combined.
  4. Add half and half mixture slowly to the egg/sugar mix, while continuing to beat on low speed; add salt. Stir in the melted butter by hand. Add vanilla and coconut.
  5. Pour into pie crust; bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on your oven.
  6. Cover edges of pie crust with foil if browning too quickly. Top of pie should be a golden color.

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About My Friend's Old Fashioned Coconut Custard Pie

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

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