This is a delicious, yet not-too-filling pie. It does remind you of a blanket of snow on Christmas morning.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle gelatin over cold water; set aside to soften.

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  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and salt in a saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over low heat, stirring until it boils. Boil for 1 minute, and remove from heat. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in softened gelatin. When partially set, beat with a rotary mixer until smooth. Blend in vanilla and 1 cup coconut.

  • Whip the cream until stiff. Gently fold into coconut mixture.

  • In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. Beat in cream of tartar and 1/2 cup sugar. Continue beating until egg whites form stiff peaks. Fold into coconut mixture. Pile filling into cooled pie shell. Sprinkle with additional coconut. Chill pie for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 43.9g 14% DV; fat 14.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 24mg 8% DV; sodium 324.2mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
When I was a kid my grandmother always made this pie and one that she called a pecan cream pie. The White Christmas pie was always my favorite. When she died I looked to no avail for her recipes for these pies. I am so glad to find them! Now I can continue a holiday tradition. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
This pie was pretty but not a lot of flavor. Will probably not make again. I understand if this is a family tradition as we have those also but this did not appeal to my taste. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
When I was a kid my grandmother always made this pie and one that she called a pecan cream pie. The White Christmas pie was always my favorite. When she died I looked to no avail for her recipes for these pies. I am so glad to find them! Now I can continue a holiday tradition. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
This pie was pretty but not a lot of flavor. Will probably not make again. I understand if this is a family tradition as we have those also but this did not appeal to my taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2006
I love this dessert! It's a family tradition at my home. We always have served the pie with thawed & sugared frozen strawberries on top - not cherries... It's much better that way! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2006
This recipe is made so much better with 1/4 tsp of almond extract...the flavor is amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
A good friend who owned a restaurant used to make this often and would never give me the recipe. I've tried many others and this one tastes just like hers. Thanks for the great recipe. Everytime I make it I think of my friend! Thanks again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
My Grandmother was a Professional Baker and she maid this pie every Christmas for the Family. I have all of her recipes for Pies Cakes and what not but cannot seem to find this recipe. Thank You so much for posting this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
Make sure that you take the time to set the gelatin. I left the mix too warm and when i folded in the cream and egg whites they flattened. Even so i poured the remaining mix that would not fit in the pie crust into individual ramkins and they became a really nice custard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2009
My grandmother made this pie since my father was a boy. Since she died I have been making it in her stead to carry on the tradition. Christmas just wouldn't be the same without this pie. Her recipe calls for 1/2 tsp. almond extract in addition to the vanilla extract. Wonderful flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2011
My Mother always made this for Christmas the only thing she did differently was to add 1/4 tsp almond extract along with the vanilla. Read More
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