This pie uses evaporated milk for added richness.

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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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  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, salt, cornstarch, and flour. Gradually stir in milk, evaporated milk, and coconut. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, continuing to stir. Remove from heat.

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  • Place egg yolks in a medium bowl. Slowly pour 1 cup of milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining milk mixture in saucepan.

  • Return mixture to heat. Bring to a boil, then boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in butter or margarine and vanilla extract.

  • Pour mixture into baked pastry shell. Chill at least 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; 16.3 g total fat; 98 mg cholesterol; 366 mg sodium. 41.7 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2004
This is the best coconut cream pie I have ever eaten. I modified it with Splenda instead of white sugar (increase it to 1 cup I used unsweetened coconut and no sugar whipped topping. No one could tell the difference it was wonderful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2008
If you like very thick "egg-y" custard-like coconut pie then this is the pie for you! I do not so I was dissapointed with this pie. I made it for Thanksgiving and did not get a good response. If you do decide to make it be sure and turn up the heat or it will never boil! I stood there forever waiting and finally gave up and turned up the heat.:) Read More
(8)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2004
This is the best coconut cream pie I have ever eaten. I modified it with Splenda instead of white sugar (increase it to 1 cup I used unsweetened coconut and no sugar whipped topping. No one could tell the difference it was wonderful. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2004
This is the best coconut cream pie I have ever eaten. I modified it with Splenda instead of white sugar (increase it to 1 cup I used unsweetened coconut and no sugar whipped topping. No one could tell the difference it was wonderful. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
My husband requested a coconut cream pie for his birthday. I found this recipe and added a meringue topper. His comment to me was "You outdid yourself with this pie". I will be making this recipe again! Definate hit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2004
Very good but I turned the heat up a smidge from the low setting; too much stirring. My husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2005
easy to make very tasty...my family loved it!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2008
If you like very thick "egg-y" custard-like coconut pie then this is the pie for you! I do not so I was dissapointed with this pie. I made it for Thanksgiving and did not get a good response. If you do decide to make it be sure and turn up the heat or it will never boil! I stood there forever waiting and finally gave up and turned up the heat.:) Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2004
I really like this pie. You really have to keep an eye on it while the cream is cooking (lots of stirring). The only thing I would change next time is a bit more sugar I thought the cream filling could have been a little sweeter! I topped this pie with sweetened whipping cream & toasted coconut! This pie will disappear very fast!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2004
It took awhile-with all the stirring- but it was worth it. Best coconut cream pie I ever had! I used fat free can milk and skim milk and it was still very rich and creamy. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
11/16/2004
This is the worst coconut pie I have ever tasted in my life. I made it for my son in law's birthday. Everyone hated it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2010
This was my first coconut cream pie to make took it to the family's Thanksgiving festivities got rave reviews. Will make again! Read More
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