Coconut Cream Pie

I had a craving for Coconut Cream Pie
and went looking for a recipe 
that I could make from ingredients that I had on hand.
I found just what I was looking for at
This was a very easy recipe.
A rich egg custard using coconut milk and cream.

Coconut Cream Pie

Adapted from a number of recipes.

Baked Pie Crust 

Use your favourite crust or
try my favourite pastry –
Link to my Pie Crust Recipe

For the Coconut Custard

1 can coconut milk (Should equal 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups 18% Coffee Cream

5 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1/3rd cup corn starch
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup toasted sweetened flaked coconut
2 teaspoons vanilla

Topping

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered Sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup toasted sweetened flaked coconut

 Toasted Coconut Topping

Spread coconut evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Place into 350º F oven
for 8-10 minutes until coconut has just begun to turn brown. Stir often to prevent burning.
Set aside to cool.  (Note:  Can also be toasted in a non stick skillet. Stirring often.)

Coconut Custard

Add sugar and cornstarch, and salt to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in coconut milk and cream. Cook until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble. Cook for a few minutes. Whisk egg yolks and add half of the hot custard.   Stir mixture back into remaining filling and cook for two or three  minutes stirring continuously with wooden spoon.   Do not bring to a full boil. 

Remove from heat and add butter, toasted coconut and vanilla.  Cool before adding to pie crust.  Cover lightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until set, about 30-45 minutes. (Took 90 minutes for pie to be completely chilled).

Topping

Add powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream to large bowl. Whisk with an electric mixer just until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla and whisk just until combined.

Spread whipped cream on top of coconut custard and garnish with toasted coconut.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh my goodness this looks wonderful!!! I don't have the ingredients on hand but plan to soon.FlowerLady

  2. Deana Sidney says:

    You know, when I told my ex once that I was making coconut cream pie, he said \”Ugh, diner food!\”. Well he made faces but relented and took a bite under severe duress. You know the outcome. One bite and he was won over. Homemade coconut cream pie is amazing. This looks like a wonderful recipe.

  3. Beautiful presentation:)This is one of my friend's favorite desserts..I will keep it in mind..wait..Better Pin it:)!Happy FD to Moe:)

  4. This is just gorgeous, and one of my favorite pies. My mil used to bribe me with it. 🙂

  5. Linda says:

    Just plain gorgeous! I love anything with custard, but this is one of my favorites!Swooning here!

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