Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Mary Kay Nugent


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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Combine half and half, eggs, sugar, flour, and salt. Bring to boil over low heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Cook for approximately 30 minutes or until you reach the desired thickness. Remove from heat.
  4. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup of the coconut and vanilla.
  5. Pour into baked pie shell and chill 2-4 hours.
  6. Top with whipped topping.
  7. Sprinkle remaining coconut and serve. Refrigerate any remaining but there probably won't be. ;-)

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About Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Course/Dish: Pies Puddings
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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