Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie is on every Christmas dessert table at every holiday party my family has.  Maybe we see the fluffy coconut and it reminds us of snow?  Maybe we’re just so obsessed with coconut that we can’t stand not to have it on the biggest day of the year?  Whatever the reason…we have it.  I always make this version because it’s from scratch…you know…no pudding mix involved.  And it always turns out delicious.
I toast up my sweetened flaked coconut in a dry skillet, turning it continuously for about five minutes or so.
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2 cups toasted coconut, divided
1 1/2 cups of half and half
1 1/2 cups of milk (I used 2%)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (8 oz) Cool Whip whipped topping 
either a homemade or store-bought pie crust baked off in a 9 inch pie plate
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the half and half, milk, eggs, sugar and flour to a boil, stirring constantly.  Once the mixture boils, remove from heat and immediately stir in the vanilla and one cup of your toasted coconut.  Pour this filling into your baked pie shell.
Cover and chill at least 5 hours (I usually do it over night).
Once chilled, combine your whipped topping and remaining cup of toasted coconut (reserving just a little for garnish) and spread on top of your pie.  Sprinkle a little more coconut on top.  Cut and serve.
When not enjoying, keep in the refrigerator.
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  • Haley Southey December 2, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    My grandmother always makes a coconut pie! I'm so happy I have a recipe for one now 🙂

  • Anonymous December 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I love coconut too. I will have to make this. It is very pretty with the toasted coconut on top.

  • Shesabigstar December 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Coconut!! You're speaking my love language with this post!!

  • Spencer Cox December 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    My mom loves coconut! Yay, going to make this for her! 🙂

  • Suhana Alam September 11, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I made this the other night when I had family over. It was a huge hit!!! No one could believe I made it; they really thought it was store bought. Thanks for sharing this recipe! 🙂

  • Carol November 12, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Having our early Thanksgiving today. Our friend and business partner loves coconut so I am making your coconut cream pie for him. Tasted the pudding I had left over after filling the pie crust and I am sure that if there is any of the pie left he will want to take it with him. Have made several of your recipes so I come to your blog when I need a recipe that is fast and simple because I know that they are also yummy.