old-fashioned coconut cream pie

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Mary Kay Nugent
from Hamilton, OH

Creamy, delicious, simple and easy... what more could you want. If you are looking for a coconut pie recipe from scratch that you don't have to slave over then this one is for you. Betcha can't eat just one piece! NOTE: The pie in my picture has half (3/4 cup) of the coconut that is in the filling UNTOASTED... you can toast it all or only half for the topping... whichever you prefer.

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Simply delicious, this is the classic old-fashioned coconut cream pie recipe you've been looking for. The pie has a soft creamy custard with a delicate coconut flavor and a flaky crust. Sprinkling toasted coconut on top of the whipped topping makes for a beautiful presentation and adds an additional pop of coconut flavor.

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serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For old-fashioned coconut cream pie

  • 3 c
    half and half
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    flaked coconut, toasted (if you choose, you can only toast 3/4 cup for the topping and use untoasted in the filling, whichever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 - 8 oz
    whipped topping
  • 1
    9-inch deep dish pie shell baked

How To Make old-fashioned coconut cream pie

  • Toasting coconut while baking the pie shell.
    To toast the coconut heat oven to 350. Put coconut on a non-stick pan and bake 5-7 minutes stirring every couple minutes. I do this while baking the pie shell.
  • Combining half and half, eggs, sugar, flour, and salt.
    Combine half and half, eggs, sugar, flour, and salt. Bring to boil over low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Cooking mixture until thick.
    Cook for approximately 30 minutes or until you reach the desired thickness. Remove from heat.
  • Coconut and vanilla added.
    Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup of the coconut and vanilla.
  • Custard poured into the pie shell.
    Pour into baked pie shell and chill 2-4 hours.
  • Custard topped with whipped topping.
    Top with whipped topping.
  • Toasted coconut sprinkled on top.
    Sprinkle remaining coconut and serve. Refrigerate any remaining but there probably won't be. ;-)