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Coconut Cream pie with a perfect meringue
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Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Coconut Cream Pie: Rich, creamy, and coconut-y, this coconut cream pie is the ultimate in cream pies. It has a sweet, but not too sweet coconut cream center, a fluffy meringue, and a thick, buttery crust (optional). It is a must make!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut cream pie, coconut cream pie recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 slightly beaten egg yolks
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flaked coconut sweetened coconut shreds
  • 1- 9 inch pastry shell pie crust that is already baked and cool.
  • 9 inch Pie Tin


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 6 Tbs sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a saucepan combine sugar, flour, and salt.
  • Cook over medium heat, and gradually add milk, mixing well as you do.
  • Continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens and boils, then cook 2 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Slightly beat egg yolks in a small bowl, and stir a small amount of hot mixture into the yolks, then immediately return it to the saucepan.
  • Return to heat and cook 2 minutes, stirring the entire time.
  • Remove from heat
  • Add butter, vanilla, and coconut.
  • Stir until butter is melted.
  • Pour into the cooled pie crust.
  • Prepare meringue (instructions below), and spread over pie. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.


  • Beat the egg whites with a 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 1/4 tsp cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add 6 Tbs of sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.
  • Spread over pie , sealing edges to pie crust.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg