Coconut Cream Meringue Pie


This is a pie that was created for our daughter's birthday. She loved her grandmother's coconut cream pie. We did not have the exact recipe so we came up with this. It could take up to 30 minutes for the custard to get thick and come to a boil.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 5 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 ½ cups half-and-half

  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup flaked coconut

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie crust

  • 3 egg whites

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 6 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ cup flaked coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Stir half-and-half, coconut milk, eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in a saucepan; stirring constantly, slowly bring to a boil over low heat and cook until thick, about 30 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; fold 3/4 cup coconut into the mixture with the vanilla extract. Pour the coconut mixture into the baked pie crust.

  3. Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until foamy. Gradually add cream of tartar and 6 tablespoons white sugar, continuing to beat until soft peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form soft mounds rather than a sharp peak. Spread egg white mixture over the pie. Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut over the pie.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until the top is golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Move to a wire rack to cool until completely cooled to the touch, about 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

632 Calories
35g Fat
74g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 632
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 381mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 350mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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