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ma's coconut meringue pie

Recipe by
Michelle Jackson
Atlanta, TX

My ma made the best coconut pie ever!! As many older people do though, she didn't go by a specific recipe, because she had made them for so long that she just "knew". Several years ago, before she passed away, as she was making them, I was trying to write down step by step the ingredients and instructions. This coconut pie is BY FAR better than any I have ever tried from any bakery, restaurant or certainly store bought (with the only exception being a small cafe in Burkburnett, Tx called Wina's).

method Bake

Ingredients For ma's coconut meringue pie

  • 1 1/3 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 6 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 stick
    margarine, softened
  • 1 tsp
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 1 bag
    shredded coconut
  • 9 in
    pie shell, baked
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 1/4 c

How To Make ma's coconut meringue pie

  • 1
    Bake Pie shell according to package instructions. Set oven to Broil on low. Spread about 1/2 bags of coconut on baking pan and toast about 5 mins, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  • 2
    FILLING: In a large pot, combine 1 1/3 cups sugar & flour. Then, in a separate bowl, combine 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk and 1 1/2 cup of water and stir to mix. Then into milk/water mixture, combine the egg yolks and softened stick of butter and stir until smooth. Pour Egg mixture into flour/sugar mixture and stir until smooth before adding heat. Then set heat on stove to med-low heat. Cook and continually stir until thick and bubbly, then reduce heat to low and cook another 3-4 mins. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and the toasted coconut, to desired amount.
  • 3
    MERINGUE: Beat 4 egg whites and 1/4 cup sugar in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Then, spread meringue over pie and sprinkle to desired amount with remaining coconut and broil on low until golden brown.
  • 4
    Enjoy the best coconut pie EVER❤️

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