Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut-Cream Pie
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Sweetened toasted coconut is stirred into a homemade custard filling and poured into a pie shell. After the pie is chilled and set, it’s covered with whipped topping and more toasted coconut

A cream pie is a type of pie filled with a rich custard or pudding that is made from milk, cream, flour, and eggs. It can come in many forms, including vanilla, lemon, lime, peanut butter, banana, coconut, and chocolate. A constant feature of all cream pies is the whipped cream topping. The custard filling is related to the French crème patissière which is a key component of various French cakes and tarts. It is a one-crust pie.

Coconut Cream Pie

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 4 Hours 50 Minutes
Servings: 8


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  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake it, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the toasted coconut and the vanilla extract.
  5. Reserve the remaining coconut to top the pie.
  6. Pour the filling into the pie shell and chill until firm, about 4 hours.
  7. Top with whipped topping and with the reserved coconut.

Coconut-Cream Pie


1 Comment

  1. Virginia

    November 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I made this and put the filling into tart’s .. it turned out very good. I would recommend adding a few drops of Coconut extract as I found it wasn’t coconut enough for me. Add to taste! Made whip cream for the tops and Voila. It was quick, easy and tasted very good.

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