Coconut Cream Pie

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Penny Burdge

By
@PennyInKC

I wanted to make something different. While pies are my specialty, I hadn't ever made a coconut pie. I went in search, couldn't find any one recipe that ringed my chimes so grabbed bits and pieces from 4 or 5 other recipes, and this is what I made. My family is quite happy with it. Oh, I had a can of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut that I wanted to use up - so that had to be in the pie.

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Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1
    9" baked pie shell
  • FOR THE GARNISH

  • 1/2 c
    toasted coconut
  • FOR THE CUSTARD CREAM

  • 1
    15 oz. can cream of coconut
  • 9 oz
    half and half
  • 5 large
    egg yolks
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    sweetened flaked coconut
  • 11/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • ·
    whipped cream

How to Make Coconut Cream Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. For the toasted coconut: spread coconut evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Place into a 350 degree oven for about 6-8 minutes until just beginning to brown. Set aside to cool.
  2. Pour the coconut cream into a 4 cup glass measure with a pouring spout. Pour in half-and-half to equal 24 oz.
  3. Beat the egg yolks together, then whisk them into the coconut cream/half-and-half mixture. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together the sugar and the cornstarch in a heavy-bottomed 3-4 quart saucepan over medium low heat.
  5. Very slowly pour the egg milk mixture into the saucepan, whisking together constantly.
  6. Bring the custard cream to a boil. Switch to a silicone spatula or a wooden spoon, and continue to stir constantly for another minute or so.
  7. Remove from heat, stir in the butter, coconut, vanilla, and salt.
  8. Let cool to room temperature. Spread into baked pie shell. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until set, about 45 minutes.
  9. Just before serving whip about 2 cups whipped cream to spread over the pie. Sprinkle the toasted coconut over the whipped cream. You could use whipped cream in a can if you like.
  10. VARIATION: Can't decide whether you want coconut cream or banana cream pie? Have BOTH. Slice a couple of fresh bananas. crust with the bananas. Spread on half the coconut cream, add another layer of bananas. Spread on the remaining custard, and one more layer of bananas. YUMMY!

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About Coconut Cream Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #coconut



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