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Irresistible Coconut Cream Pie

My husband and I grow 500 acres of wheat on the farm his family homesteaded in 1889. I grind my own flour and love to use it in this recipe. The easy, pat-in crust has a rich grain flavor. It’s irresistible filled with old-fashioned coconut cream and topped with a fluffy meringue. —Roberta Foster, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt. In another bowl, whisk oil and milk. Gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until moistened (mixture will be crumbly). Press onto bottom and up sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a heavy saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter, coconut and vanilla.
  • For meringue, in a bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add marshmallow creme, beating on high speed. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form.
  • Transfer hot filling to crust. Spread meringue evenly over filling, sealing to edge of crust. Sprinkle with coconut. Bake 12-15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 437 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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