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Easy Coconut Cream Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

This is my own recipe for a pie that I make often. It's been a family-favorite dessert for decades. I even made several of these pies to serve a threshing crew of 21 men! —Vera Moffitt, Oskaloosa, Kansas

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, toasted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Unroll crust into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Line crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack or until edge is golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3-6 minutes longer or. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Stir in milk; cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  4. Remove from the heat; gradually stir about 1 cup of hot mixture into beaten eggs. Return all to saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until nearly boiling. Reduce heat; cook and stir about 2 minutes more (do not boil). Remove from the heat; stir in 1 cup coconut, butter and vanilla.
  5. Pour into crust; sprinkle with remaining coconut. Chill for several hours before serving.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Put the lime in the coconut by stirring in 1 teaspoon grated lime peel after removing sugar mixture from the heat.
  • This filling is super easy and delicious in a graham cracker crust.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 piece: 376 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.