Mema's Coconut Cream Pie

1
Karen Tovey

By
@karen4347

This was one of my mother's recipes and she was well known for her cooking and baking skills. She was an amazing baker and this is a timeless favorite that she used to cook. Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c
    sugar, divided
  • 1/4 c
    cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2-1/2 c
    milk
  • 3
    eggs, separated and at room temperature
  • 1 c
    flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1
    9 inch pie shell, baked

How to Make Mema's Coconut Cream Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup of the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Add the milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside
  3. Beat the egg yolks with an electric mixer at high speed until thick and lemon colored. Stir about one-fourth of the custard mixture into the yolks. Blend well. Then stir the blended mixture back into the hot custard. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. When mixture thickens to custard consistency, remove from heat. Stir in the butter, 3/4 cup coconut and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla until butter has melted. Pour mixture into the baked pie shell.
  4. Beat the egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer just until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and vanilla, and gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Continue beating until stiff peaks form and sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  5. Spread meringue over the pie filling, sealing to edge of pastry. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup coconut. Bake at 425°F for 5 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned.

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About Mema's Coconut Cream Pie

Course/Dish: Pies




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