Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Coconut Cream Pie

We are being tormented by pond stuff today, so let me stick with PIES. A whole lot sweeter and simpler.

Coconut Cream Pie (Memaw's Favorite)

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
3 eggs
2 cups milk
Dash of salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can grated coconut
1 baked 9 inch pie shell

Separate eggs. Set aside.
 Mix sugar, flour, and salt with milk in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until it begins to thicken. Stir constantly to prevent sticking.
 Slightly beat egg yolks and stir small amount of pudding mixture into eggs. Then blend egg mixture into pudding mixture, stirring constantly. Add butter and coconut. Cook one minute.
 Add vanilla and let cool while you make meringue.
Pour mixture in baked pie shell. Top with meringue and sprinkle coconut over meringue.
Brown in hot oven until lightly browned.


3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons sugar
Dash of salt
Coconut to sprinkle on top

Beat egg whites and baking powder and salt until whites stand in peaks.
Add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time beating constantly until whites are glossy and stand in peaks.
Add vanilla.
Spread on pie. Top with coconut. Brown quickly in hot oven.

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