Monday, January 11, 2010

Coconut Cream Pie

One of my husbands favorite desserts is coconut cream pie. I have tried some different recipes and this one got pretty good reviews from my family. The recipe was kind of hard to follow so this is my adaptation of it.
Coconut Cream Pie

3 cups of milk
3 egg yolks (save whites for meringue)
sprinkle of salt
3/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coconut (more for sprinkling on top)
Prepared baked pie crust

In a medium sized bowl save out a little milk and put the rest of the milk in a double-boiler and heat. Add the egg yolks (beat them sightly) and salt to the bowl of milk. Then add sugar and stir. Add cornstartch and beat. Pour this mixture and the hot milk into a saucepan and cook on the stovetop until it thickens. Add vanilla and coconut. Pour coconut cream filling into baked pie shell. Make meringue and spread on top.


3 egg white (add more whites if you want a taller meringue)
1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
2 tablespoons sugar

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff. Add sugar. Beat until it forms stiff peaks. Put on top of cake and sprinkle coconut on top. Bake pie at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until brown on top.

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