Coconut cream pie

Coconut cream pie is a delicious and popular dessert that features a rich and creamy coconut-flavored filling topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut. Here’s a simple recipe for making a classic coconut cream pie:


For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar

For the Coconut Cream Filling:

  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Garnish:

  • Toasted shredded coconut


1. Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Make the Pie Crust:

  • In a bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar.
  • Press the mixture into a 9-inch pie dish to form the crust.
  • Bake the crust for about 10 minutes, then let it cool.

3. Toast Coconut:

  • Spread the shredded coconut on a baking sheet.
  • Toast in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Stir occasionally to ensure even toasting.

4. Prepare Filling:

  • In a saucepan, combine coconut milk, whole milk, sugar, flour, and salt.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
  • Add a small amount of the hot mixture to the beaten egg yolks, stirring constantly to temper the eggs.
  • Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan and continue to cook, stirring, until the filling is thick.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of toasted coconut.
  • Let the filling cool slightly.

5. Assemble the Pie:

  • Pour the coconut cream filling into the cooled pie crust.
  • Cover the pie with plastic wrap, ensuring the wrap touches the surface of the filling to prevent a skin from forming.
  • Chill the pie in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until set.

6. Make Whipped Cream:

  • In a bowl, whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.

7. Serve:

  • Once the pie is set, spread the whipped cream over the coconut filling.
  • Garnish with the remaining toasted coconut.

Enjoy your delicious homemade coconut cream pie!

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