Sunday, September 29, 2013

Creamy Coconut Cream Pie

                                      Makes 8 servings
1/2                           (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
1/2                           cup sugar
1/4                           cup cornstarch
2                              cups half-and-half
4                              egg yolks
3                              tablespoons butter
1                              cup sweetened flaked coconut
2-1/2                       teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
2                              cups whipping cream
1/3                           cup sugar
                         **Garnish: toasted coconut**

1.          Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork.
2.           Bake according to package directions for a one-crust pie.
3.           Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in a heavy saucepan. Whisk together half-and-half and egg yolks. Gradually whisk egg mixture into sugar mixture; bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in butter, 1 cup coconut, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
4.           Cover with plastic wrap, placing plastic wrap directly on filling in pan; let stand 30 minutes. Spoon custard mixture into prepared crust, cover and chill 30 minutes or until set.
5 .          Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add 1/3 cup sugar and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, beating until soft peaks form. Spread or pipe whipped cream over pie filling. Garnish, if desired.


  1. No sniggers. That looks absolutely delicious.

    1. Hi Cquek , have to make two hoping I get a slice , thanks for dropping by :).

  2. That pie looks delicious, coconut creme is my most favorite pie ever...Your recipe looks delidious, I will surely give it a try...thanks for stopping by and viewing the House Sitters final post....Phyllis

    1. Hi Phyllis , I enjoyed all th House Sitters posts , they was so hilarious that they was beautiful thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by :).

  3. Nee, I was just talking to my friend about a Coconut Custard Pie, but your recipe looks and sounds a lot better. I have to try this, too good to pass up. Thanks....Blessings, Dottie :o)

    1. Hi Dottie , give it a try , it's creamy delicious and so easy , thanks for stopping by :).

  4. How did you know that I love coconut? This pie is definitely calling out to me! Good stuff - thanks.

    1. Hi John , I love coconut , even Almond Joy candy , I met you through Louise --06-22-13 , now lets see what she thinks , John , all great minds to think alike :) thanks for stopping by :).


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