Monday, May 17, 2021

Coconut Cream Pie with Coconut Crust


I was lucky to set up a tea before all the rain came down upon us for the next days.  Bigelow's Toasted Coconut tea is perfect with this pie.

 

My dear Dad gave me this beautiful Goebel statue of the Blessed Mother and baby Jesus years ago.  My youngest daughter-in-law gave me the beautiful hydrangeas, and they have tiny blue centers. 

This lily of the valley teacup is a favorite of mine that was given to me from a teacup exchange.  The vintage look of it appeals to me. 

Ooooh this pie is so fabulous.  My sister sent this cute teacup light.  I keep it on all the time in my kitchen. 

My oak leaf hydrangea is thriving in my backyard.  The leaves and the flowers are gigantic. 


My youngest son and DIL gave me this new bird feeder with bird seed that is disliked by squirrels. It came from Wild Birds Unlimited and is Safflower Seeds.  Mama cardinal is enjoying a meal!

Caiden, my grandson, turned 16, and my daughter and I took him to lunch to celebrate and he drove us, after receiving his license.  


Yield: 8
Author: Kitty, but adapted from Cook's Country
Coconut Cream Pie with Coconut Crust

Coconut Cream Pie with Coconut Crust

I wrote down this recipe from a Cook's Country video, and it is sooooo good!

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 2 cups vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (I omitted)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (I used salted), melted
  • Custard
  • 3 cups whole milk (divided)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I used vanilla bean paste)
  • Whipped Cream Topping
  • 1 and 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Garnish
  • 1/4 cup of toasted coconut (toast in a skillet for a few minutes or put on a paper plate and microwave at 30 second intervals, until toasted.

Instructions

  • Coconut Crust
  • Whisk the vanilla wafers, coconut, sugar, flour and salt (if using), in a food processor for 30 seconds. Add the melted butter and process for a few seconds. 
  • Press into a 9" pie pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for 18-22 minutes and then cool, and set aside.
  • Custard
  • Put 1/4 cup of the 3 cups of milk into a bowl.  Add the egg yolks, cornstarch, and salt, and whisk together until smooth.
  • Put the rest of the milk (2 and 3/4 cups) in a saucepan with the 1/2 sugar.  Whisk together and heat until it comes to a simmer. 
  • Add 1/2 of this heated milk mixture to the egg mixture, and then add back to the saucepan.  Whisk and cook until thick . 
  • Take off the heat and then add the 1/2 cup coconut, and the vanilla and stir.
  • Pour this mixture into the cooled pie crust and smooth and cool.  Cover with piece of plastic wrap right on top.  Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Whipped Cream Topping
  • Put the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat on low speed for 1 minute and then on high for 1-3 minutes until stiff peaks form.
  • Remove the plastic from the pie. and cover the pie with the whipped cream. Sprinkle on the toasted coconut. 
Created using The Recipes Generator

Thank you for your visit!  xo


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29 comments:

  1. Your pie looks delicious Kitty! Love your pretty hydrangeas, crocheted table topper and pillows. It looks like you are enjoying the little things from the birds and flowers in your yard and tea time with your pretty cup. Congrats to Caiden on getting his driver's license ♥

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  2. So very pretty! I love hydrangeas, and wish I could grow them. Never had very good luck...too hot or too sunny...Maybe I should try again since we moved to this house. That pie looks wonderful! Coconut Cream pie was my mother's specialty, but she never knew about that crust! I may have to try that! Sounds wonderful! Oh, and you are so brave to ride with your grandson driving for his "maiden voyage". LOL. I am sure he did quite well and made you very proud. Happy Birthday to Caiden!

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  3. Nothing makes me smile quite like a hydrangea flower. White with blue centres, how pretty. How exciting for your grandson to begin the next journey of his life. He is all grown up. Your Coconut Cream Pie sounds delicious. Kitty, pretty teacups, ambrosial tea, lacey tablecloths, sweet figurines, birdies eating seed from bird feeders.....these are the simple things of life to enjoy.

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  4. I love your LOV teacup and teacup night light! Hydrangeas are so beautiful. There are varieties that do well here but Oakleaf is not one of them and I can never get one to bloom blue here. It must be the soil. Wow, that pie looks so delicious, Kitty! I wish my husband shared my love of coconut. I still have to find that tea!

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  5. Congrats to your grandson Caiden for getting his driver's license. Freedom! The hydrangeas with the little blue centers are so pretty. I would love to grow some like that! Coconut pie is a favorite around here. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I am pinning it!

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  6. How nice to have tea and pie in your yard Kitty. I like the bird feeder and the pie looks so good. Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. Happy Birthday to Caiden, and what a milestone to get a driving license. Your oak leaf hydrangea is very pretty. Your pie looks delicious! Have a great week!

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  8. I love coconut so I wished that I can try your coconut cream pie and tea!

    I'm also admiring your lovey Goebel statue and lily of the valley teacup. I actually have lily of the valley growing in my garden. They're quite invasive so I think I prefer them on a teacup!

    Happy Birthday and congrats to Caiden on getting his driver's license. Oh the freedom!

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  9. Oh Kitty, you have such a lovely collection of teacups and saucers. The is such a pretty table set with your dad's sweet gift and the lovely hydrangeas. I really love the blue center, I'll look for those. I really love the table cover and the message on the pillows, good advise! The pie sounds so delicious. Now I am craving something creamy and yummy since I don't have pie :). Happy week dear Kitty. I expect we'll see rain too..........

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  10. Oh that pie sounds marvelous! It was my hubby's favorite...and I've never made it with a coconut crust. GRAND idea! Love all your beautiful pictures...your flowers are gorgeous. Your nightlight is adorable as well. Another great post! Thanks dear for sharing. XO

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  11. That pie looks amazing and I just love those hydrangeas!

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  12. Oh, Kitty, this is one BOTH Mr P and I would love! My mouth is watering.....pinned! I love the teacup night light! And just how scared were you with Caiden's driving?!

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  13. I’ve not had coconut cream pie in eons!!!! This makes me want to try this!!!!!

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  14. I love everything ab out this post. ♥

    I honestly cannot even remember the last time I had a coconut cream pie. YUM. It looks so
    delicious!

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  15. Oh, the pie looks heavenly! One of my faves and it has been a long time since I've made one, will change that soon. The hydrangeas are gorgeous, white is perfect! And Caiden, how cool is that to have your grandson chauffeur you! Congrats to him!

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  16. The coconut pie sounds divine Kitty, and it looks so pretty with the puffy white hydrangeas! The tea cup is so pretty and the tea cup night light is just adorable! I know your grandson was excited to be able to drive you and your daughter to his birthday lunch, how much fun!
    Jenna

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  17. How wonderful to have a grandson, and already driving! As always your setting is divine and I bet the pie is, too.

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  18. OMG this is my favorite pie. I wish I could reach through the screen and have a bite. Love your hydrangeas. So beautiful. How special your grandson could be your chauffeur. Another lovely teacup. So special Kitty. xo

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  19. Oh, Kitty, your pie looks scrumptious! The tea would be perfect with it. There are a lot of birthdays in May. Happy 16th to your grandson! The hydrangeas are just lovely and so is the tablecloth! Lots of pretty things! This is the seventh time I've tried to write you a comment. I didn't know why and I was getting frustrated. Turns out my keyboard somehow got turned off and I didn't know it. Anyway, all is well now. Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful rest of the week. Hugs...Sandi

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  20. Happy Birthday to Caiden, may he have many years of happy and safe driving.
    Your pie looks delicious.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    All the best Jan

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  21. a perfect setting for a perfect little feast!

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  22. I think everyone is wanting a piece of your pie. I am intrigued by the safflower seeds that squirrels don't like. I am going to try this.
    Your table vignette is so pretty. You always set a lovely tea table.

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  23. This is my husband's favorite pie. I will be making this scrumptious pie very soon.

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  24. Oh, wow! My sweet Mom would have loved this pie - it was her favorite! Your hydrangeas are so beautiful and the setting is so inviting. So sweet to visit with you, dear friend.

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  25. Hi Kitty,
    We are featuring your Coconut Cream Pie with Coconut Crust on Full Plate Thursday, 538 this week. This pie looks delicious and I can't wait to try it! Hoping you and your family have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  26. Oh Kitty - Coconut Cream Pie is my favorite! Now this crust . . . well THAT must make it even more amazing! I have to confess to always making my coconut cream pie using (shhhh . . . don't judge) instant pie filling and Cool Whip hahahaha! However, I am going to print this recipe and the next time I am making a 'cheat' dessert, I'm making this. And I recognize that lily of the valley cup and saucer (wink wink) . . . so glad to see you still enjoying it! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!!

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