dessert

COCONUT CREAM PIE

COCONUT CREAM PIE

THE BEST PIE YOU’LL EVER HAVE IN LIFE.

I have made this twice now and it has been a serious hit. Everyone was talking about it and one person even told me he’d pay money for this. It is the kind of pie you just can’t stop taking little bites of or neurotically evening the edges out for the next person who comes along to take a piece.

Ingredients

1 pie crust — GRAHAM CRACKER PIE CRUST

For the Toasted Coconut Topping
½ cup flaked, sweetened coconut
For the Coconut Custard
1½ cups coconut milk
1½ cups half-and-half
5 egg yolks
¾ cup sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon butter
¼ teaspoon salt
1½ cups flaked, sweetened coconut
1½ teaspoons vanilla

For the Whipped Topping
2 cups heavy whipping cream
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

For the 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.
Set aside to cool.

For the Coconut Custard
Pour coconut milk and half-and-half into a liquid measuring cup. Add egg yolks and whisk together with milks. Set aside.
Add sugar and cornstarch to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk egg and milk mixture together once more and then slowly begin to add to the sugar and cornstarch, whisking together constantly.
Bring custard mixture to a boil. Switch to a rubber spatula or wooden spoon and continue to stir constantly. Boil one minute.
Remove from heat and add butter, coconut, vanilla and salt.
Spread custard into pie crust. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until set, about 30-45 minutes.

For the Whipped Topping
Add 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. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, top with toasted coconut.

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