Coconut Custard Pie I
Coconut custard - best tasting pie ever!
Coconut custard - best tasting pie ever!
After altering the recipe a little, (half & half instead of milk & 3/4 cup sugar) this recipe was great tasting and easy to make! I made it for my mom's 50th Birthday, her favorite kind of pie that she hadn't had in over 30 years... what a challenge this would be, I thought ( I cook... but am not much of a baker...to say the least). What a fabulous outcome! Even made my dad proud !!!!(pie making is a dying art in my family that he has completely mastered... the women who cook and alter recipes tend not to do so well in this department, but this was a real winner!).Read More
I attempted to make this recipe for the first time today and was disappointed with the results. However, I believe it was more of user error. I followed all the steps exactly and the pie looked fine going into the oven. But after 50 minutes and a very brown shell...the pie still had not set. I used 2% milk which I don't know if this recipe was intended for whole milk. I will try this again with whole milk to see if this corrects the problem. Any suggestions?Read More
After altering the recipe a little, (half & half instead of milk & 3/4 cup sugar) this recipe was great tasting and easy to make! I made it for my mom's 50th Birthday, her favorite kind of pie that she hadn't had in over 30 years... what a challenge this would be, I thought ( I cook... but am not much of a baker...to say the least). What a fabulous outcome! Even made my dad proud !!!!(pie making is a dying art in my family that he has completely mastered... the women who cook and alter recipes tend not to do so well in this department, but this was a real winner!).
I attempted to make this recipe for the first time today and was disappointed with the results. However, I believe it was more of user error. I followed all the steps exactly and the pie looked fine going into the oven. But after 50 minutes and a very brown shell...the pie still had not set. I used 2% milk which I don't know if this recipe was intended for whole milk. I will try this again with whole milk to see if this corrects the problem. Any suggestions?
This pie was wonderful !!! I used sweetened flaked coconut and just 1 cup of sugar because I read other reviews saying this pie was too sweet. I found that 1 cup was the perfect sweetness. I brushed the pie crust around the edges with beaten egg (to result in a "pretty" baked crust) and covered the edges with strips of foil after the first 15 minutes of baking (to prevent over browning). The custard is delicious and so EASY to make. It's very very tasty and I will make this again for sure. Thanks, Lesley !
Really way too sweet, but still good. Just be ABSOLUTLY sure you blend the butter & sugar together BEFORE you add the eggs when making this pie.It comes out wit an odd texture if you add everything at the same time. I made that BIG mistake. It tasted fine, but was weird to eat. I'm sure it would've been awsome if I hadn't -- Truely a great recepie.
This pie is rich and wonderful, just like the ones my grandma used to make. When she died, all her great recipes went with her. My dad goes crazy for this pie! It's like having a part of her back. Thanks, Lesley! EDIT - 6 years later and we're still loving it, but I always use a 10-inch crust so to ensure that the pie will set.
I found this pie to be most delicious, and I'm not a coconut fan. I used 1 cup of sugar, and maybe next time I might use heavy cream instead of milk to give the custard a bit more body. All my friends are begging for more!
I agree with the last poster. I tried this recipe and it was really sweet. Too sweet. So I tried it again and cut the sugar from 1 1/2 cups to 3/4 of a cup and it came out just right. It is a good recipe and easy. I made the two pies the second time with the sugar cut and eveyone loved it.
My entire family is made up of coconut-a-holics, so this pie was a huge hit! I made two pies for my in-laws, and they loved it so much that they polished one off if less than two days. My mother-in-law brought the other one to work to share, and apparently everyone raved about the pie, demanding the recipe. She said we're *required* to bring this pie for all holiday gatherings from now on. ;-) Oh, one thing, if you're a coconut freak like us, substitute coconut milk for regular milk. You will not be disappointed! Very yummy!
I must have done something wrong, because this pie was way too sweet. I think there is too much sugar in the custard. I will try it again. But, my husband and father-in-law loved it!!!
I'm giving this 5 stars after making just a few adjustments, but overall, this is a terrific recipe. I never made coconut custard pie in my life even though it is my favorite, so I had a high standard in my mind of how I hoped it would taste. I read the other reviews and did cut the sugar amount down to a little over 3/4 of a cup and it was definitely sweet enough; do not use sweetened shredded coconut, that would make it too sweet; I had skim milk so added half and half to make it creamier--3/4 c skim and 1/4 c half and half. I also did 1/2 tsp vanilla and added 1/4 tsp coconut rum which I had in my cupboard; baked it 15 minutes and then covered the edges with foil so the edges do not over cook while the custard sets. Make sure you follow the order of the ingredients carefully, the first time I made this I added the butter last and it took its toll on its consistency but it still tasted great. The second time came out perfectly. I am not a baker by any means, so my family and I were thrilled that it came out so good! And my 13 year old daughter helped me make it--and eat it! A perfect pie for a snowy day...or any day!
I made this dessert for my husband as coconut custard is his favorite. I used 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup coconut milk. It turned out great! He said it is the best he has had (and he is picky). I also have made this for friends and now they all say that I have to make this pie anytime we get together. Thank you.
I really enjoyed this recipe. My Mother use to make this pie when I was a little girl. She lost the recipe and she says this pie is just like the one she use to make thanks so much for listing the recipe I thought I would never get another taste. Sherry
This was really very easy and turned out great. I had my doubts with the other reviews, but it turned out surprisingly yummy. I used 1/2 cup sugar and sweetened coconut. I also substituted 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Next time I'd use less butter (it was a little greasy).
I read the reviews before making this pie and was a little hesitant about making it. Everyone kept saying the pie was too sweet or too greasy. So, I altered the ingredients. I reduced the butter to 2 tbsps and reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup. I creamed the butter with the sugar before adding the eggs one at a time. I also added ground cinnamon and fresh nutmeg. It came out great! It was VERY good! This pie will be apart of my Thanksgiving dinner this year. Thanks!
It took a lot longer to set than what the recipe said. Still a good recipe though.
Gorgeous pie...warm or cold, it's the new family favorite. I decreased the sugar to slightly under a cup, (90% of a cup of sugar). I also added a little more coconut (1/4th of a cup) and it turned out perfect. I've tried several coconut pie recipes and this is the best one yet.
Fantabulous Recipe!! And so easy to make -- tastes Wonderful! Just what I love, quick, easy, and great tasting!
I feel that it uses too much sugar and not enough eggs. It was too sweet. Also, the consistency is more like that of a pecan pie than a custard. It was not done in 40 or 50 minutes.
Took forever to set and was so brown it looked like a pecan pie. Tasty, but maybe it needs some work.
I'm getting ready to make this for the third time. It's an amazing and easy recipe just the way it is, but if you think it's too sweet, cut back on the sugar a bit. I do need to add that I only used two percent milk instead of whole milk the last time I made it. I couldn't tell a difference.
This was a request, I'm not a fan of coconut, but I'm told it is PERFECTION! I read the reviews and reduced the Sugar to 1c and changed the milk to half & half. I also took the advice of others and mixed the ingredients as intended. Then I added tin foil to the crust after 15 minutes. As far as setting? It comes out toothpick clean after 50 minutes but still shifts in the pan, so I let it really set in the fridge overnight. The recipe should really suggest this. It was perfect after that and should be chilled. I just finished mixing another (SO simple & easy) and am licking the bowl myself. It's delicious. Some claimed greasy? I didn't reduce the butter, but I did soften it (leave out or microwave for 10 seconds). I think the greasy taste may be from lumps that settled, then melted when baking. Soften and blend til smooth. This worked for me, not greasy AT ALL, just YUMMY! I'm going to try this custard recipe and use blueberries or raspberries instead of the coconut. I think that will be delicious.
I personally did not like this recipe. I took tips from others by reducing the sugar to 3/4cup, using sweet condensed milk and coconut milk instead of regular milk but it was still just too sweet for me. I also feel that it was way to greasy and should have taken someones comment about reducing the butter to 2tbsp. instead of 1/2cup or just not using butter at all. I also feel that it just quite didn't have that authentic custard texture, should've probably used 3 eggs instead of 2. Overall I feel that it is a simple base recipe to have an idea of what is needed for a coconut custard pie. I am going just have to play around with it a bit to get this right.
too sweet too much butter made crust soggy needed more eggs for more custard and a little more flour
Most delicious !!!! And that's what everyone replies once they've had a bite. I didn't add the last of the coconut(topping) I thought there was enough with each mouthful, still I loved this pie. I ate one all by myself!:)
Made this recipe and with a few alterations, this pie was excellent! Even before reading the reviews, I thought that the amount of sugar was way too much. I use sweetened flake coconut so using 1 1/2 cups of sugar was not an option for me. I did take one of the reviewers suggestions and used 3 eggs instead of two. Two eggs just didn't seem to be enough to make a custard. I also added 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon and nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. of almond extract. The pie was perfectly sweet and the almond extract brought the flavor up a notch. I followed the rest of the recipe to the letter. I love coconut custard pie and I will make this recipe again. Thanks for the recipe.
Incredibly easy, quick, and good!
Disappointing.... Not like custard at all. Tasted like sugar and coconut. Took for ever to set. Top got really dark.
OMG...SO GOOD...I too subsitude half and half instead of milk. I used everything else in the recipe. It turned out so good,my family ate it all in one night's dinner.
Much too sweet. No one liked it... Had to throw it away. Very disappointed.
I absolutely loved this pie. My family loved this pie however I did alter the recipe. I used condensed milk I used 3/4 of sugar and Coconut milk and i added nutmeg. It came out so good! I would bake this pie again!
I just made this pie and since some reviews said it was sweet I decreased the sugar to 1 cup I also made it with half & half and I used the coconut flakes that I already had which was sweetened. This pie was still way to sweet. I guess I will try it again and just use 1/2 cup of sugar. I would still use the sweetened coconut cause I cant imagine unsweetened. If this pie wasn't so sweet it would have been delicious.
I've made this pie many times I get so many compliments. I reduced the sugar to 1 cup because I use sweetened flaked coconut. I also use half and half instead of milk so it's creamier. I sprinkle more coconut on top than the recipe calls for so the coconut flavor is stronger. I also use a deep dish pie crust. It is so easy to make and delicious!
This recipe is excellent I halfed the sugar and added 3 tablespoons of flour instead of 2 and I added about 1/2 cup of special dark chocolate chips MMMMMMMMM it is DELISH!!!!
This pie was way too sweet. This was my first attempt at making a custard pie but it seemed to take longer then the specified time to get the pie to set. Next time I will look for a recipe with less sugar. Maybe I did something wrong since it was my first attempt.
It was great. I just used half of the sugar specified on the recipe. I ate the whole pie by myself.
I liked the taste but it took alot longer to bake and still, after 60+ mins. was a little watery in the middle. I was afraid I'd messed up, but after checking it again, I followed it to the letter. Hope others have better luck with it!
OUTSTANDING! This is the first time I have had someone ask to take home a piece of pie. Thank you for a fantastic recipe!
I felt like I should have eaten it for breakfast it was soooo eggy!!!
My family devoured it, I used fat free milk and less sugar then the recipe called for, added some cinnamon and it was amazing!
I loved this recipe but I agreed with a previous baker. since my coconut was presweetened, I cut the sugar to 3/4 cup and the butter to 5 tablespoons. I increased the temp to 400 degrees and since I had cut some of the sugar I baked it in an 8"pie pan instead of a 9"pan. it turned out great.
I used coconut milk and it added a nicer element if your really into coconut but the fat in coconut seemed to be to much with 1/2 cup of butter. I'll reduce the butter next time. I think 1/4 cup would be enough.
Well, it took a LOT longer than 40 mins to bake this pie. Try more like 2 and 1/2 hours. It was not as creamy and thick as I would think a coconut custard pie should be. IF I try it again, I will use heavy whipping cream instead of milk. I have another recipe for custard, I may use that and just add the coconut. Also, I wouls use less sugar. Way too sweet. Maybe try 3/4 of a cup.
I was very disappointed with this pie It look great when it came out of oven I think the ingredients are wrong too much sugar and not enough milk . It was very sweet. It was like eating sugar and coconut
This pie was wonderful. I got so many rave reviews that I am making it as a pie choice for my daughter's third birthday party!!
Great pie. I read the reviews first, and made sure I cut the sugar down to one cup.
Coconut custard pie part 1. I put it in the refigerator over night. When I went to cut the pie it ran like Niagra falls it never thickened. All so the sugar is much to much.
Very,very good and easy to make.My wife said that it was the best pie she ever ate.Now I have to go out and buy more coconut.Thank you.
I love coconut custard and I'm always trying to make some version of it. This recipie is great, however my pie always ends up very runny! I'm wondering If a longer bake time will help... I'm an amateur baker and custards are a bit unfamiliar to me. Any tips?
Used 1/2 c sugar, 1 1/2 c sweetened coconut in the pie, coconut milk instead of milk and additional coconut on top. AMAZING!!
Really good! I made this for a get-together and everyone adored it; it was devoured within an hour. I did, however, use slightly less than 1 cup of sugar, but it turned out fine.
I made it... Looks great cant wait ro taste. Thanks
Runny and excessively sweet
The recope is way too sweet. The first pie i made was so sweet it was inedible. I made it a second time, and following the suggestions of other bakwrs, reduced the sugar by half. This time it came out better, but i would still prefer less sweet.
First ,I cook for a living.I have been a chef for 40 years.I don't do a lot of baking.But I am challenging myself to practice more.I really had trouble with this recipe.I softened the butter,best till light and fluffy.Added sugar slowly,then eggs,then flour,and milk slowly.It turned into a separated mess.Liquid on bottom,butter and sugar floating on top.It really didn't look right.I started over in new bowl.Same thing,but I put it in pie shell anyways.Baked up more like a coconut sugar cookie.I took the first batch (didn't want to waste) Added flour ,baking powder ,until consistency of cake batter.Baked into coconut cake.Will try another recipe next time.
Followed recipe which was very easy and quick. Served it Christmas and received rave reviews. Delicious! A simply delicious coconut pie!
I made this following the directions and didn't change a thing. This pie was horrible. Way too sweet, odd texture and would never make again. There are too many awesome foolproof recipes for coconut custard pie to waste time changing anything on this one. Yuk!
Absolutely Delicious!!! I cut the sugar in half and used 3/4 cup of heavy cream instead of milk :-) I could use even less sugar but why? It was GREAT!
Great recipe , the only adjustments I made is I cut the sugar back to 1 cup and used coconut milk and coconut extract instead of regular milk and vanilla extract.
I should have read the comments before I made this. The consistency of the batter was questionable. It did not result in a "custard" at all. More like a very sweet pecan pie. It tastes good but not what I expected. I am taking it to a friends home for dessert and had to cut into it to be sure it was edible. This is NOT the traditional custard.
I also changed the sugar to 1 cup and used half and half instead of milk and it was absolutely delicious. The family went nuts for it. Definitely a keeper.
I also used half & half, and less sugar- it was INCREDIBLE!!! Everyone loved it, and it got raves from the 2 coconut custad pie fiends- it's their (and my) new favorite- better than the best ones from the bakeries!
I followed the recipe step by step. It was darker than I expected, way too sweet and never set. I took it out of the oven after 45-50 mins, saw that it was wobbly. Let it cool, then set it in the fridge. After work took it out, still liquid. Set it back in the oven for another 10 mins. Still not much difference. I won't be outdone! Will adjust with less butter, less milk, less sugar, a little more flour & unsweetened coconut. For now we'll add ice cream to what we have but won't throw it away!
I made this for Christmas and it got rave reviews from even the most picky of eaters. This was a huge success! It was very easy to make and required so few ingredients. It has been asked for again and again.
I would not have liked the recipe as is. I added only 1/3 cup sugar and everyone loved the end result.
I followed some reviewers' advice and used half and half in place of milk, and only 1 cup of sugar, and I thought it still ended up a little too sweet. But overall it was very tasty. My family enjoyed it.
I had a craving for a coconut pie and chose this recipe for its simplicity and ingredients I had on hand. As many suggested I decreased the sugar to 1 cup and increased the coconut to 1-1/2 cups. I baked it for the full 50 minutes but probably should've covered the top with foil for part of the baking time as it browned and the filling was just barely set. Great taste. I will try it again and maybe adjust the baking time.
This is an excellent pie, very easy and was a big hit with my partner and our dinner guests. I did however cut down the sugar to 1 cup and it was perfect. I am making a couple more for a holiday party this weekend.
After making this pie the first time I decided to make some improvements and more of a custard consistency. Use: 1/4 cup of soften butter 3/4 cup of sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup whole milk and 1/2 cup of half & half 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract Unsweetened coconut in the pie and sweetened coconut on the top of the pie add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon sugar on top of the coconut before you put the pie in the oven
Cut back on the sugar and added a little bit more of the coconut I
Followed the instructions thoroughly while adding my own spin on it, and I believe it turned out very nicely. Thanks for the recipe.
This was the best pie we ever made the grand- kids keep asking me to mke more
this is the best pie I have made in along time no changes made my own crust the butter one this is GREAT husband loved will make again GOOD!!!! Patsy Stack Edgefield SC
A “sugar free” coconut pie was requested 3 hrs before my family Christmas dinner. I found this recipe and gave it a try using Splenda. It was a huge success with everyone, including some who don’t normally eat sugar free foods. The only glitch I had was it was cut before the pie was completely cooled and the first slices were not very neat. But, the taste compensated for the less than perfect look!
Way way too sweet and greasy with butter. My son wouldn't eat it. I threw it out.
follow the directions exactly but the pie would not set it was running in the middle don't know what I did wrong
Definitely cut the sugar. It was like a coconut macaroon -delicious. Maybe add chocolate drizzled on top to complete.
Perfect coconut custard pie, i used 1 cup sugar 1 and a half was too sweet
I feel bad saying it, but this pie is terrible. Greasy and over-sweet.
This was the best pie ever.
We loved this pie! I only used half the sugar as suggested and it was still very sweet. I also made it gluten free by using a GF pie shell and using corn starch instead of flour
As everyone else has said, wayyyy too sweet and buttery. I would cut the sugar and butter in half, use cream or half and half instead of milk, and add an egg.
Was still too moist after I it cooled off in the middle,put it back in oven for a few,then refrigerator. Hope for the best!
Turn out pretty good first time making it delicious
This is delicious, with a few tweaks, but the 1 1/2 cups sugar is OUTRAGEOUSLY high. I made it with 1 cup and it's still too sweet. Like, I-only-had-a-sliver-and-then-I-lapsed-into-a-diabetic-coma sweet. 1/2 cup sugar is plenty.
I prepared this, following the recipe exactly. RAVE reviews! Will be adding this to my favorites for sure. Thank you Leslie!
Ok y’all, I have an old oven that isn’t that great to use. I baked my pie for 40 mins at 350. After it was done, I set it on a rack to cool but it’s little jiggly in the middle. Is that supposed to happen? I never made one before so I don’t know how to tell if it’s done or not. Will the pie set when it cools down?
Good overall taste but too sweet. Next time I drop the sugar to half a cup. How would I change the recipe to get more custard? If I double the custard ingredients, I’m afraid my crust would be over done.
I made 2 of these and they came out beyond my expectations!! light not dense like most others :) love it 5 stars all the way !!
I did not care for this recipe. WAY TOO MUCH butter.
This pie was very good, first time making it. I did follow the suggestions of others by decreasing the sugar to 3/4 cup and used half & half instead of milk. It came out perfect, will definitely try it again.
I made this pie. Unfortunately, it's all gone. I couldn't stay away from it!!!
Very good recipe , easy to make. I use one cup of sugar and it was sweet enough.
This pie turned out really well. I've made it a few times and had great reviews from my family. I reduced the sugar, added two more egg yolks and used a mix of sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. It turned out awesome, almost like a flan. Soo good!
Fabulous tasting! Nothing extra needed.
Way too sweet I would just use a cup of sugar or 2/3 don’t make it per this recipe otherwise you’ll be eating nothing but sugar
I made changes only because I realized I was out of whole milk. I had orange flavored milk and it work great. Because of using flavored milk I thought I better use less sugar and only used one cup sugar. I know I subbed a major ingredient...it was delicious! Next time I will follow the recipe but I was pleased with my sub.
I reduced the sugar to 1 cup, I used skim milk with no issues, I added 1 and 1/4 cups of coconut to the mix. Turn out really good. Super simple