Coconut Cream Pie

by Suzanne on December 31, 2014

in Sweet Things

Coconut cream pie {filling made in the microwave} |

Another year gone, how does that happen so fast? The older I get time seems to go faster, as if I’m on a merry-go-round that someone is pushing. Life does have it’s ups and downs, and we can choose to learn from the downs and savor the ups. In my year of food blogging there have been good recipes and the not so good recipes I’ve tried, but always learning happening. Let me be very clear about this recipe for coconut cream pie, it’s definitely one of those GOOD recipes. A good pie can really turn one of the down times we experience in life a bit more bearable.  If you need something to take to a sick friend or to someone you love “just because”, this pie is easy to make and delicious to eat.  Your friends and loved ones will be asking for the recipe and wondering how long you slaved over this fabulous pie.  Give them the recipe but let them believe you really did slave for them 😉 .

Coconut cream pie | you-made-that.comThe pie crust I used for this recipe I shared in an earlier post and I love how the crust tasted and rolled out with ease. If you don’t want to make your own crust then buy one and pre-bake it. I hope you give this recipe a try, I adapted it from my fellow blogger friend  Salad in Jar and her banana cream pie recipe.

Coconut Cream Pie

2 1/4 cups milk any type meaning skim, 1%, 2% etc.
4 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
large coconut chips for top garnish

Step 1: Blend together the milk, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and salt in a blender a few pulses until blended well, it’s okay if there is foam it will go away when cooking.
Step 2:Pour the blended ingredients into a 8 cup microwave bowl. Set time for 7 minutes and begin cooking, stop the microwave each minute and stir well. The last 2 minutes stop at 30 second intervals and stir well.
Step 3: Stir the vanilla, coconut extract, coconut and butter into the filling. Let filling cool for few minutes in the bowl stirring every few minutes. After it’s cooled down a bit pour the filling into the cooled pre-baked crust and cover with plastic wrap on top of the filling so it doesn’t form a hard pudding crust on top. Put the pie into the refrigerator for 2- 3 hours until cold.
Step 4: After the pie is completely cold whip the whipping cream adding a tablespoon of granulated sugar while whipping and a 1/4 teaspoon vanilla if you like. Whip the cream until thick not soft peaks but be careful to not over whip so it turns un-spreadable. Spread whipped cream on top of pie then sprinkle with coconut chips. Put back into the refrigerator until ready to serve and keep leftovers covered and in the refrigerator.

Coconut cream pie |
Coconut cream pie |

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1 Choc Chip Uru January 2, 2015 at 3:53 am

This cream pie is calling my name, looks so delectable!
Happy New Year 😀

Choc Chip Uru

2 Suzanne January 2, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Thank you Uru and Happy New Year to you too! May you be blessed with a wonderful prosperous new year.

3 Carol at Wild Goose Tea January 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Probably one of my all time favorite pies. You truly did an outstanding job on both the recipe and presentation.

4 Suzanne January 4, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Another coconut cream pie lover, I find you either are or you aren’t because coconut is just one of the love or hate things :). Thanks for your sweet comments Carol it always means so much.

5 Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings January 13, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Hi, where did you buy these thick coconut chips, as opposed to the thin shredded ones? Thanks. Looks delicious.

6 Suzanne January 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Thanks Jen, I got a sample from the company Bare Snacks and I put a link in the recipe so you could find them. You can order them from Amazon.

7 Paula May 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm

How did I miss this? That first picture looks so delicious. I want a slice right now! Although I have used this basic custard recipe many times for coconut cream pie, I have not tried the big shavings before. But why not? Makes it look extra decadent!

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