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Coconut Cream Pie

Posted by Hilary on August 26, 2008

This is something that I learned how to make a few years ago for G-ma’s birthday party. I recently revisited the CCP for Margaret’s congratulatory thesis pie.



1 1/2 cup half and half

1 1/2 cup coconut milk

2 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup shredded coconut

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 pie shell, baked (I do have a good pie crust recipe, but too lazy to post right now, so just buy one)


Ingredients for whipping cream:

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla



Combine half and half, coconut milk, eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over low to medium heat, stirring constantly. This can take a long time, so don’t try this recipe if you’ve only got one arm and it’s gimpy. Remove from heat and incorporate 3/4 cup shredded coconut as well as the vanilla and almond extracts. Pour into the pie shell and throw into the fridge for a few hours

Make whipped cream by beating all ingredients together with a mixer until stiff peaks begin to form. Do not overbeat, lest you make butter.


Toast the remaining shredded coconut in a 350 degree oven. This can go from toasted to burnt very quickly, so watch carefully.


Top chilled pie with whipped cream. Top whipped cream with toasted coconut.



If you have a kitty named Sirius Black, keep him away from the filling. He has no qualms about eating the filling straight from the saucepan.


I was unable to get a truly blog-worthy photo of the pie, but this will have to do. The second photo is from the July 2006 eating party.




3 Responses to “Coconut Cream Pie”

  1. kk said

    mmm….pie….I remember that one well, it was very yummy!

  2. shari said

    HA HA

  3. Nicole said

    Ok Hillybeans I’m gonna to give it try!

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