Lizzie's Coconut Custard Pie

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Kathie Carr

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@kathiecc

This was one of Grandma's holiday pies. I loved it!

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Wow, Kathie's grandma's coconut custard pie is delicious! This holiday pie has a creamy center that's a great contrast to its toasted coconut topping. No soggy bottom for this pie. Lizzie's tip to brush whipped egg white over the crust indeed does help the crust crisp. A great addition to a holiday dessert table. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 23 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    grated coconut
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch
    salt
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 large
    egg, separated
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1
    unbaked 8 or 9 inch pie shell
  • ·
    nutmeg, optional

How to Make Lizzie's Coconut Custard Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Soak coconut in milk for several hours to make coconut very moist. Set in refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Beat the 2 whole eggs plus the additional egg yolk slightly. Add coconut/milk mixture and vanilla to these eggs.
  4. Combine dry ingredients with milk mixture. Mix well. Add butter. Mix.
  5. Beat remaining egg white until frothy. Brush this on unbaked pie shell. (This keeps the pie crust from becoming soggy.)
  6. Then carefully pour the custard into an unbaked pie shell. If you like shake a bit of nutmeg on top of the custard. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  7. If you like you can cover edges of pie crust with aluminum foil to prevent them from becoming too dark.

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About Lizzie's Coconut Custard Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American



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