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Can’t-Miss Coconut Custard Pie

This soft custard pie has a mild coconut flavor. Who wouldn't love a hearty slice topped with a dollop of whipped cream? —Betty Swain, Bear, Delaware
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, chopped
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Toasted sweetened shredded coconut, optional


  • Preheat oven to 450°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Trim and flute edge. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 10 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Sprinkle coconut over crust; set aside. Reduce oven setting to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, flour, vanilla and salt. Pour over coconut; sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • Bake, uncovered, 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. If desired, top with toasted coconut to serve. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 322 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Linda
    Aug 31, 2020

    Perfect coconut custard pie. I tried many and this one is the real deal. I did not pre bake the pie shell and did not mix the coconut in the batter. I added 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract in batter and then toasted coconut flakes topping. Came out great! Also took longer to bake than indicated in recipe but that could be my oven. This recipe is a keeper!

  • dublinlab
    Feb 4, 2017

    Excellent pie, make sure you use a large pie plate. I toasted the coconut for added flavour. Janet VFE

  • nibseysgirl
    Jul 3, 2013

    yummy....wish it had more custard. I incorporated the coconut in the pie and a very thin layer atop....Pretty pie

  • Regina31
    Jan 24, 2013

    Excellent pie, my one change is that I toasted the coconut. It was amazing!

  • aliciadberes
    Jan 9, 2013

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    Mar 13, 2012

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    Apr 19, 2011

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  • wunsagin
    Mar 10, 2011

    Everyone loved this and I agree, needs a bigger pie shell.

  • ahardinger
    Jan 1, 2011

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  • libbync44
    Nov 25, 2010

    Excellent pie - am making again today. Delicious!