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Coconut Cream Pie V

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"This is very rich. If needed, the richness can be cut down by decreasing the sugar. You can also turn this into a chocolate coconut cream pie by using the optional cocoa powder in the ingredients."
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Ingredients

servings 496
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 pie)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to broiler setting.
  2. To Make Coconut Custard: In a large saucepan combine 2 cups sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add cocoa powder if desired. Mix well. Pour in 3 cups of the milk. Stir well and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Meanwhile, mix remaining 1 cup of milk with beaten egg yolks in a medium bowl. When mixture on stove thickens, add 1/2 cup of it to egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly, until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour egg yolk mixture back into sugar mixture, whisking constantly. Bring mixture back to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  5. Remove mixture from heat. Stir in butter, vanilla, and coconut. Set aside.
  6. To Make Meringue: Place reserved egg whites in a large metal or glass mixing bowl. Beat until foamy. Add 1/2 cup sugar, a little at a time, beating constantly until stiff peaks form.
  7. Pour custard into baked pie shell. Spread meringue over custard, covering completely.
  8. Place pie under preheated broiler. Bake 5 minutes, or until meringue is golden. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 496 calories; 14.2 86.4 8.7 116 221 Full nutrition

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I just tried this recipe for the first time. I'm not sure whether it will set up or not. One reason is the recipe call for one pie. I had enough for two pies. The pie is cooling now. If it ...

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DID NOT SET! I followed the directions to a "t", even thickening the custard more than recommended . . . I ended up with a nice crust, great meringue and coconut soup inside. I suspect that ...

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DID NOT SET! I followed the directions to a "t", even thickening the custard more than recommended . . . I ended up with a nice crust, great meringue and coconut soup inside. I suspect that ...

I just tried this recipe for the first time. I'm not sure whether it will set up or not. One reason is the recipe call for one pie. I had enough for two pies. The pie is cooling now. If it ...

The only time I had a problem with this setting was when it was humid outside. Cutting down on the sugar by half makes it less rich.

I had setting issues with this recipe also so I cut down the milk to a little more than 2 cups in the saucepan and 1 cup in the yolk mixture. I sold the pie to a restaurant and the customers lov...

I had a problem with it setting also so other than that the taste was really good!!!!!

Very tasty recipe, but did not set. I altered the recipe by cutting the sugar to 1.5 cups and used 1.5 cups of milk and 1.5 cups of coconut milk, therefore, cutting the liquid down to a total of...

THE GREASTEST I make it in the mirco wave

Too much sugar, cut back to one cup. For that amount of milk, need more cornstarch or cut back milk.

This is the second time I've used this recipe. The first time, I agree with others that the recipe called for too much milk and it didn't set. This time, I realized once I had my crust made and ...