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mama's coconut pies

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Norma Cotter
West Memphis, AR

my mother used to make these at Christmas and on special occasions. these are the best pies. I make good pies but not as good as mama's. No one can cook like Mom!

★★★★★ 1
serves 8 to 10 (depends on way it is cut)
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mama's coconut pies

  • 2 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 6 md
    or large eggs (divided) saving whites for topping
  • 1 can
    evaporated milk
  • 1 can
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    fresh or bagged coconut plus a handful for topping

How To Make mama's coconut pies

  • 1
    This recipe makes two pies. you can either make home made pie crust or you can use store bought. When taking to a church function or a funeral or family gathering I use the store bought crust. It is only when I am having company at my home will I make homemade pie crust. Bake your pie crust ahead of time. (guess you could call me lazy)
  • 2
    in a heavy medium sauce pan stir together the sugar, flour, until combined (or if you chose, you can stiff the sugar and flour together, works both ways)
  • 3
    add the 6 egg yolks, stir just to break the yolks then add the 1 can of evaporated milk, and 1 can of water and stir well.
  • 4
    Bring this to a boil over medium high heat, until thickened. Stirring constantly, turn off heat, add coconut and vanilla then pour into baked pie shells.
  • 5
    to make topping whip egg whites until stiff peaks are formed, add 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  • 6
    divide the topping for both pies making sure the topping closes over the edge of the pie crust. Bake in preheated oven of 350* for about 10 to 15 mins.

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