Saturday, December 4, 2010

Coconut Cream Pie




Just getting around to posting this pie I made for Thanksgiving. I also made one for work yesterday for a birthday. When I got ready to make the pie for work I realized my pie plate was still at my son's house. So I made 1-1/2 recipes of this and put the crust in a 9 x 13 pan. Looked different, but tasted the same. I had no complaints. This pie cuts beautifully and goes together in a flash truly. Tastes like something you would get at a restaurant with little or no fuss.

OLD FASHIONED COCONUT CREAM PIE

3 cups half and half or milk
2 eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour or cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut for pie
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons butter
1 (9 inch) pastry, baked
1 16 oz. Cool Whip, thawed.
1/4 cup toasted coconut for topping


Prepare your favorite scratch pastry and pre-bake. I use Pillsbury Deep Dish frozen pastry.  Bake crust per usual and set aside. Combine half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt altogether in a heavy sauce pan. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir for about 3-4 minutes after boil until thick.  Remove from heat, and stir in 2 tablespoons butter, 1 cup of the coconut and the vanilla extract. Pour into pie shell and chill 2 to 4 hours, or until firm. Toast 1/4 cup coconut in a pan or microwave until lightly browned.  Save for topping.

Top with Cool Whip and 1/4 cup toasted coconut.

3 comments:

bellini valli said...

When I go to a restaurant if Coconit Cream Pie is on the menu I am ordering it!!

Abby said...

I'm with Val! I love coconut cream pie, too. Looks awesome.

27112711 said...

My husband LOVES this pie!! Requested it for Father's Day this year after having it some time ago. Thank you Anj!! <3