I am so happy to find a pie recipe of my Grammie's. I wasn't sure if I would or not. I know that Grandpa loved coconut too, so this pie was made quite often. Now, her recipe calls for a meringue topping which is fairly easy to make. It makes this coconut pie a little more fancy for those special occasions and holidays too. I will look forward to making this pie and hopefully make it next month. When I do I will update with pictures and any other detail that Gram may have forgotten.
1Combine sugar, flour, and salt in top of double boiler, add milk and egg yolks; mix well. Place over rapidly boiling water & cook 10 minutes stirring constantly, remove from boiling water and add 1 cup of coconut and vanilla.
2Cool slightly, then turn into pie shell.
3Beat egg whites until foamy. Add sugar 2 tbsp. at a time, beating after each addition until whites stand in peaks.
4Spoon your meringue on top and spread out to the edges of the crust. Then, use a knife or spatula to form peaks on pie. Add a small amt of coconut on top and bake
in moderate oven (350 degrees) 10 minutes, until browned.
5Take out of oven and let cool completely then refrigerate.