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Coconut Cream Pie

Posted by on May. 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM
Jen
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National Coconut Cream Pie Day

May 8th, 2012

You know those cream pies used in old timey movies and comedy routines that are smashed in someone's face? Yeah those are usually made from shaving cream and not actual pies. Why? Because something like coconut cream pie is just too delicious to waste. Though if you really want to smash your face into one, that would be a good way to make sure you don't have to share your tasty pie with anyone else.

 

Love it or hate it???  Share your favorite recipe if you have one.

by on May. 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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KaylaMillar
by Kayla on May. 8, 2012 at 11:25 AM

i've never had it. It looks good though! 

KamsOne
by Jen on May. 8, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Here's one by Emeril that sounds yummy.

Coconut Cream Pie

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Prep Time:
10 min
Inactive Prep Time:
--
Cook Time:
35 min
Level:
Intermediate
Serves:
1 pie

Ingredients

  • 1 blind-baked 9-inch pastry shell
  • 2 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup for the egg whites
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups toasted coconut
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a saucepan, whisk the 2 cups of the milk and 3/4 cup sugar together. Place the pan over medium heat and bring the liquid up to a simmer. Whisk the egg yolks together. Temper the hot milk into the egg yolks. Whisk the egg mixture into the hot milk mixture. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining milk, making a slurry. Whisk the slurry into the hot milk mixture. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until the filling is thick, about 4 to 6 minutes. Fold in the vanilla, coconut, and butter. Mix well. Pour the filling into the prepared pan and cool the pie completely. Using an electric mixer with a whip attachment, whip the egg white to soft peaks. Add the remaining sugar and whip the egg white to stiff peaks. Spread the egg whites over the top of the pie. Place the pie in the oven for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown.

KamsOne
by Jen on May. 8, 2012 at 11:28 AM

 I've never tried it either but I love coconut!

Quoting KaylaMillar:

i've never had it. It looks good though! 

 

jjamom
by Silver Member on May. 8, 2012 at 12:38 PM
I use vanilla pudding and add coconut extract, fresh coconut and fold in fresh whipped cream to bump up the coconut flavor. I also use fresh whipping cream and make my own whipped cream. I toast coconut to sprinkle on top. I have gotten a lot of rave reviews for it.
SweetLuci
by Luci on May. 8, 2012 at 12:41 PM

 

Coconut Cream Pie

 Here is a recipe from the book, RETRO DINER Comfort Food from the American Roadside:

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

dash of salt

2 cups milk

3 beaten egg yolks

1 1/4 cups flaked coconut (reserve 1/4 cup for top)

1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract

1 9-inch baked pie shell

3 egg whites

6 tblsps sugar

1. In a medium saucepan combine flour, sugar, salt, milk, and egg yolks.

2. Mix well and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick and bubbly.

3. Reduce heat and cook 2 minutes more.

4. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup coconut and vanilla.

5. Pour hot filling into baked pie shell.

6. In a mixing bowl beat egg whites on high until soft peaks form.

7. Gradually beat in sugar until sugar is dissolved.

8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

9. Spread meringue over hot filling, making sure it covers all the way to the edges.

10. Top with reserved coconut and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until meringue is light brown.

goddess99
by Michelle on May. 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM

oh good god YUM!!!!

periwinkle163
by Mandy on May. 8, 2012 at 2:07 PM

 I love it, but I haven't made it in ages, I'll have to dig out my recipes. I have one that is nobake and one that is more traditional.

gmadiane
by Bronze Member on May. 8, 2012 at 7:24 PM
1 mom liked this

love it, I have not had it in ages

KairisMomma
by on May. 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM
I LOVE COCONUT CREAM PIE!!! : D
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periwinkle163
by Mandy on May. 8, 2012 at 8:14 PM

 I don't think I use meringue in mine I think it's whipped cream, I can't find my favorite cookbook, grrr.

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