Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie – the perfect ending to any meal! It is hands-down the best coconut pie we’ve ever eaten. I took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Coconut, sugar, cornstarch, coconut milk, half-and-half, eggs, salt, vanilla, pie crust, and fresh whipped cream. Seriously delicious!

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BEST Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

This Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie is seriously delicious! It is hands-down the best coconut pie we’ve ever eaten. I made this for Memorial Day and it was gone in a flash! I should have made two pies!! This pie will be a staple at all of our cookouts and holidays.

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How to Make Coconut Cream Pie From Scratch

This Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie is surprisingly easy to make. The filling is basically a homemade coconut pudding. It has coconut milk, half-and-half, eggs, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and vanilla. You are going to whisk this mixture over medium heat until it thickens. This will take at the most 10 minutes. It goes from thin to thick in a flash, so keep an eye out. Make sure to whisk this mixture constantly so it doesn’t burn.

Once the pudding has thickened, stir in some sweetened coconut. Place the filling in a large bowl and press plastic wrap on top and refrigerate overnight. When you are ready to serve the pie, bake a pie crust and spread the filling in the baked crust. Top with whipped cream and serve.

Tips for Making Pie from Scratch

  • Make sure the plastic wrap is directly on top of the filling. This will keep the filling from developing a hard skin on top.
  • I topped our pie with some homemade whipped cream and toasted coconut. You could also use cool whip or meringue.
  • Feel free to swap the pie crust with a graham cracker crust. YUM!
  • Can Coconut Cream Pie be made in advance? Yes! You can make the filling a day or two in advance and refrigerate until ready to eat the pie. I assemble the pie right before serving so the crust doesn’t get soggy. You will also want to whip the fresh cream the day you plan on serving the pie.
  • Does Coconut Cream Pie Need to Be Refrigerated? Yes. The assembled pie will need to stored covered in the refrigerator. It will keep 2 or 3 days.
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What to Serve with Coconut Cream Pie

This Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie is great for cookouts, potlucks and dinner parties. It is easy enough to double or triple for a crowd. It is the perfect ending to any meal. Here are a few of our favorite recipes to serve with this Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie:

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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie – the perfect ending to any meal! It is hands-down the best coconut pie we've ever eaten. I took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Coconut, sugar, cornstarch, coconut milk, half-and-half, eggs, salt, vanilla, pie crust, and fresh whipped cream. Seriously delicious! #pie #coconutcreampie #dessert

Ingredients:

  • cup sweetened flaked coconut divided
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cup cornstarch
  • 1 (13.5-oz) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • cups half-and-half
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 (9-inch) deep dish pie shell, baked
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Spread coconut on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, approximately 5 to 10 minutes
  • Whisk together sugar and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Whisk in coconut milk, half-and-half, eggs, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of coconut flakes and 1 tsp of vanilla.
  • Pour filling into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Press plastic wrap directly on to the top of the filling. Refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.
  • Spread chilled filling into baked pie shell.
  • Combine heavy cream, powdered sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla. Whip with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Spread on top of pie filling and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes.

Notes:

Can make the pie filling ahead of time and refrigerate overnight before assembling the pie.
Can substitute cool whip for fresh whipped cream.
Can substitute a graham cracker crust for baked pie shell.

Steph

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  1. Oh, my! Coconut Cream Pie is my absolute favorite and I know this will become my go to recipe from now on. Thank you so much Stephanie for sharing your wonderful recipes.
    Claudine in Fort Worth, Tx

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