For the love of pie! This rich, silky coconut cream pie is a showstopper perfect to share with friends.
If I am to be completely honest, I have a love hate relationship with pie. You see, I love eating a deliciously rich pie, there is nothing more comforting. The combination of the crust with the delicious filling gets me every time. But since I admittedly am not a baker, I have a hard time getting excited about making the dough. Usually frustrated after a couple of attempts, I give up on that buttery golden crust.
But yet, I love pies. Nothing makes me happier than when there is a pie at a get together with friends. To me, they are the epitome of hospitality, love and make you feel welcome. Whether a sweet or savory pie, when we share a pie, it screams welcome, I am here for you, so glad you stopped by.
Pies evoke that warm and inviting feeling that is synonymous with a comforting memory.
That is exactly how I will always remember Coconut Cream Pie. It takes me back to years ago. After an exhausting day of moving into a new home and that uneasy feeling that comes from shifting into a new situation, a neighbor showed up at our door with the most beautiful Coconut Cream Pie we had ever seen.
Her recipe for the filling is so delicious that I promise you can use a store bought pie crust. Unless of course, you decide you want to create your own delicious and buttery pie crust – by all means, who am I to tell you no? I will leave that for the baking experts.
- ½ (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrust
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 4 egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 2½ teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups whipping cream
- ⅓ cup sugar
- Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork.
- Bake according to package directions for a one-crust pie.Combine ½ cup sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan.
- Whisk together half-and-half and egg yolks.
- Whisk egg mixture into sugar mixture; bring to a boil over medium heat for about one minute and remove from heat.
- Stir in butter, 1 cup coconut, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. let stand 30 minutes.
- Pour mixture into prepared crust, Place in fridge for 30 minutes or until set.
- Beat whipping cream at high speed with a mixer add ⅓ cup sugar and remaining 1½ teaspoons vanilla, until soft peaks form.
- Spread or pipe whipped cream over pie filling. Use a fork if go over the whipped cream in a circular pattern with a form if desired.
- Garnish, with maraschino cherries desired.
That pie screamed– welcome, we are glad you chose this neighborhood, we can’t wait to get to know you. It is true that food can evoke so many feelings and memories. I am excited to share my neighbor’s pie recipe with all of you. I have since then made this recipe and if I can bake this Easy Coconut Cream Pie recipe, trust me, you can too.
Join us at 7 p.m. ET Sunday for our weekly live Twitter chat. We will be sharing stories and tips about making pies, savory and sweet. It will be a big slice of fun. In the meantime, check out this week’s pietastic recipes:
Sweet As Pie
- Banana Cream Pie from Recipes Food and Cooking
- Blood Orange Pie from The TipToe Fairy
- Brown Sugar Pie from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Cherry Chocolate Brownie Pie from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart from Desserts Required
- Chocolate Pudding Pie from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Coconut Cream Pie from Family Foodie
- Easy Lemon Pie from Basic N Delicious
- Fresh Lemon Hand Pies from From Gate to Plate
- German Sweet Chocolate Cream Pie from Meal Planning Magic
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Pie from NinjaBaker
- Gluten Free Mini Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Pies from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Grapefruit Pie from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies from Pies and Plots
- Irish Cream Coffee Mud Pie from The Crumby Cupcake
- Leaf Topped Apple Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Magic Cookie Bar Pie from Moore or Less Cooking
- Mixed Berry Hand Pies from My Imperfect Kitchen
- No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Pie from Feeding Big and More
- No Bake Blueberry Mini Filo-Pies from Hardly A Goddess
- No-Bake Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Tart from Magnolia Days
- Orange Meringue Pie from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Paifala (Samoan Pineapple Half Moon Pies) from Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie from Sweet Mornings
- Perfect Manhattan Pie from The Texan New Yorker
- Pineapple Meringue Pie from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Quick Swiss Apple Pie from Confessions of a Cooking Diva
- Raspberry Cheesecake Pudding Pie from Flour On My Face
- Strawberry Mascarpone Tart from Taste And See
- Beef & Red Wine Pie from Wholistic Woman
- Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Grated Potato Crust from Food Lust People Love
- Chard and Parsnip Galette from Caroline’s Cooking
- Cornish Pasties from Palatable Pastime
- Homity Pie (British Potato Leek Pie) from Curious Cuisiniere
- Italian Cheesy Artichoke and Asparagus Phyllo Pie from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Italian Hand Pies from Brunch-n-Bites
- Irish Shepherd’s Pie from The Freshman Cook
- Jamaican “No-Beef” Patties from What Smells So Good?
- Mini Swiss Quiches from Family Around The Table
- Mushroom Swiss Quiche from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Pizza Rustica from Monica’s Table
- Salmon Pot Pie from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Savory and Spicy Mincemeat Pie from eating in instead
- Shepherd’s Pie Hand Pies from Our Good Life
- Skillet Shepherd’s Pie from Life Tastes Good
- Spaghetti Pie from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Spicy Korean Cottage Pie from kimchi MOM
- Taco Hand Pies from Kitchen Gidget
- Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie from Books n’ Cooks
- Plus: Baked Puerto Rican Meat Pies and More Pie Recipes from Sunday Supper Movement
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