Coconut cream pie is my favorite. I’ve made this recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas for years. This is the best recipe. Cream pies are easy but you have to stir, stir & stir some more. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3 cups milk
4 egg yolks
3 T butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup coconut flakes
For meringue: 4 egg whites, 1/4 tsp cream of tarter, 1/3 cup sugar, sprinkle of coconut
Before you make the cream , bake a pie crust (homemade or store bought) .
For the filling:
Put sugar, flour, salt and milk in a pot on medium heat. Whisk continuously to remove lumps then continue stirring until thick and bubbly. Turn heat to low and continue to stir another minute or two while custard continues to thicken. Turn heat off. Separate egg yolks from whites. Save the whites for the meringue. Slightly beat the eggs in a bowl then add a small amount (up to 1/4 of custard) . Be sure to stir the yolk while adding the custard to the bowl. It’s important to stir when custard hits the egg to incorporate before the egg cooks from the heat. Now add that mixture back to the pot with the custard and keep stirring. Turn heat back on low and stir a couple more minutes. Add butter, coconut & vanilla and stir until butter melts. Pour the custard filling into the baked pie crust.
For the meringue: Be sure egg whites are in a clean, dry bowl . Mix on high speed till frothy then add 1/4 tsp cream of tarter, let it froth a little more then add 1/3 cup of sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. (If yolk is in the whites or bowl is wet , the egg whites will not get stiff)
Pour the meringue on top of pie and spread to cover the custard and crust. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top. Bake on 350 until peaks & coconut have browned.
Enjoy the best coconut pie ever!
If you want to make banana cream. omit the coconut and put about 3-4 sliced bananas on baked pie crust then pour prepared custard (without coconut) on top. Add meringue & bake to brown meringue.
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