Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Best Coconut Pie Ever!

Last weekend my in-laws came for a visit. My mother in law, Linda brought this pie...I begged her to. This is the best coconut pie in the whole wide world! I promise! Give this a try and you will be convinced. :)

Coconut Pie by Linda

Brush egg white on uncooked pie crust. Bake.

Combine:

3 cups whole milk
4 large beaten egg yolks
5 Tbs. corn starch (little more than level)
1 1/2 cups sugar
Dash of salt

Cook and stir until thick. Turn down heat and continue to cook 2-3 more minutes. Add 5 Tbs. butter, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. coconut flavoring, 1/8 tsp. butter flavoring. Add 1 1/2 cups coconut to mixture.

While mixture is still hot, add meringue on top.

Meringue

4 egg whites beaten until frothy. Add 3/4 tsp. cream of tartar. Beat slowly adding 3 heaping Tbs. powdered sugar, one at a time. Beat faster after adding sugar. Test meringue to see if it forms peaks. Spread on hot mixture. Sprinkle coconut on top.

Bake at 325 for 10 minutes or check oven for light brown color.

** I have to add that Linda said this wasn't her recipe originally. She got it from a friend at church.

32 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This looks so delicious!! I wish ai had a slice! My mother used to make coconut cream pie (and banana cream and chocolate cream, etc!) I miss them!

Katherine

Nancy said...

Stacey, That looks so yummy!!! I will give this a try, Coconut pie is my hubby's fav. Thanks for the ingreds! Nancy

Journey said...

This looks very yummy!! One I'll make for sure!

squawmama said...

This sounds so yummy... I have copied the recipe and will be trying it sometime soon. Thanks

Have Fun
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Dawn said...

Mmmmm....love coconut pie, can't bake worth a darn though. I'll have to con someone into making it for me!
Dawn

Darlene said...

Coconut pies always LOOK so good but I don't like them. My parents find that hard to believe since they tell me my grandmother used to make THE BEST coconut pies. I like the coconut flavor but not that crunch of the coconut....some kind of texture thing for me. Crazy I know!

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks Stacey...I "tried" the pie just looking at it.. Great photo! Of course I will keep the recipe....once you see a picture!!

xoxo
Jane

Mrs. H said...

This pie looks amazing! Too bad your blog isn't scratch 'n sniff!! I am definitely going to try this recipe over the weekend. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Wow!! Sure do wish you lived closer to me, just in case there is still some of this pie in your refrigerator. Is there?

Sonia said...

Ooooo Stacey,

That pie looks delicious, I will definitely have to try her recipe!
Have a great weekend!

Kathleen Grace said...

That is a beautiful pie! Of all the pies I have made (and I've been making them since I was 7) I don't think I have ever made coconut cream. I'm more of a lemon meringue girl:>) Maybe it's time I tried one!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

That pie looks so good!!...I can almost taste it!!...;-)

Happy@Home said...

That is a mighty pretty pie & I'll bet it tastes even better than it looks.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love coconut cream pie. What a sweet mother in law! Have a nice weekend, Stacey! Twyla

Lisa said...

Oh my! That looks like coconut heaven!

Domestic Designer said...

My husband loves coconut cream pie so I will definitely try this one. Our anniversary is coming up and this would be a perfect surprise. Thanks!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Stacey, I love coconut pie but my husband doesn't. Does this mean, I get to eat the whole pie? Ha.

Great recipe.

Barb :-)

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Stacey! This looks soooo good! I wish someone else here liked lemon or coconut pie!!! I really can't afford to eat the whole thing so I'll sneak a piece from yours!lol Also, can't wait to take a peek at that book; the cover looks inviting!!! Hope you are well - Sincerely, Jeannette

Melissa Miller said...

Boy does this look sooooo good!
I do love coconut! Thanks for sharing the recipe. ;)

Colleen said...

This is basically identical to the coconut cream pie I make. It is delicious isn't it. I love cream pies!!

Bill said...

Gorgeous pie! I had forgotten about brushing egg white on the crust before baking it ... thanks for the reminder!

Hope your weekend goes well.

Bill

Barbara said...

Wow Stacey, If it taste just 1/2 as good as it looks, it most be heavenly. I will have to try her recipe.

Thanks for sharing.
Have a great visit.

BBArbara

Angie said...

I want some right now!!!

Jan said...

Hi Stacey, the pie looks yummy! I am expecting company coming over for dinner today. I have all the ingredients handy, so I think I am going to try making the coconut pie. Although, I doubt it will look as yummy as yours.

Blessings,
Jan

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! I must make this : ). It looks to die for delish :) This pie just made my Saturday so much brighter : )

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That looks amazing! I love your blog and would like to put it in my favorites! Thanks!

Simply Dandy said...

I love anything with coconut but especially pie!!

Brenda said...

Looks mighty good, Stacey! One of my very favorite pies is that one. Haven't had a piece of that in I don't know when! Eat a piece for me!
Brenda

Tracy said...

Oh Stacey this looks just like my Mom's coconut pie (her name is Linda too) I was just thinking about one the other day. She hasn't made one in a while.
Have a great week!
Tracy
P.S. Now I am hungry. LOL

cash advance loans said...

Yummy!!! I love it. I would definitely try to find some time and try it. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Stacey,

Have had company for the past week. Just "tuned in" to your latest blog.

Thanks for sharing the pie recipe with your bloggers.

Love ya,
M. Linda

Deb said...

Hey Stacey,

I love coconut pie. I am going to print your recipe and try it out.

Thanks, Debbie