August 23, 2010

Coconut Cream Pie ~ From Scratch!

Do you want to know what
Fraser requested for his birthday dessert?


No ~
he asked for THIS!
And was I ever happy!

Summer is not the time to be heating up
the house with BAKING a cake!
And this pie does not heat up the house
one little bit!

Well, I suppose just for baking the shell,
but it's so quickly done.
You could even buy the pre-made kind!
The P.E.R.F.E.C.T. summer dessert.
And really so

~ Coconut Cream Pie ~

From a friend long ago...
printed out from her computer's stash of recipes...
Thank you Grace! :)

~ Ingredients ~

For the filling you will need ~

2/3 cup Sugar (I use organic evaporated cane juice)
1/2 cup Organic Flour
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
3 cups Organic Milk
4 Egg Yolks, slightly beaten
2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Butter
1 cup Medium Unsweetened Coconut

For the topping you will need ~

2 cups Whipping Cream (measured before whipping)
2 Tbsp Sugar and 1 tsp Vanilla to flavour the cream when you whip it
3 Tbsp Toasted Coconut
(you can do this by spreading the coconut onto a parchment-lined
cookie sheet in the oven at 250 degrees for a few minutes...
it doesn't take long and will burn easily ~ watch closely)

1 Deep Dish Pie Shell, baked ~
I used a graham crumb crust this time
(Follow the directions on the side of the box of crumbs)
Or make your own pastry crust ~
It really is a personal preference thing.

~ Directions ~

Combine sugar, flour, and salt in a medium saucepan.
Mix together the milk and egg yolks in a separate bowl
and whisk into the flour mixture in the pan.
Be sure to mix well and turn on the heat to medium.
Cook until mixture boils ~ stirring constantly.
Boil and stir for one minute.

Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and butter.
Then stir in coconut.
Pour into baked shell.

Cover with parchment paper and chill till firm and cool.
Spread whipped cream on top to cover evenly.
Sprinkle with toasted coconut to garnish.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 6 more hours.

Try to share with seven friends/loved ones.


Patty said...

Looks good.

Jill said...

Looks so yummy! My daughter saw the picture and was like oh man looks sooo good! LOL Writing this recipe down for sure! Have a great night.

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Wow, that looks awesome. My African children will LOVE they love anything coconut.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

If I hadn't just taken a peach cobbler out of the oven this would be on the agenda tonight...oh well there's always tomorrow. Thank you for sharing this looks amazing, Robin

Make a Joyful Noise all ye Lands said...

That pie sounds delicious. My son loves coconut. Lord willing I will make this for him very soon.
Thank you for sharing,

Teresa said...

Looks delicious, Camille! I'll have to try it sometime.

I hope you're not affected by the fires in BC. We heard of another homeschooler, Kelley, whose family members are close to them.

Wanting What I Have said...

Oh my. Someone made something similar for Little Man's baby shower. It was SOOOO good. I can only imagine!

Lady Farmer said...

Well, Yumm! I bet that was gone in a flash! Even without seven friends/loved ones! ;~P
Hope Fraser's day was spectacular!

Camille said...

Dear Patty ~ Actually, dangerously so! ;-)

Dear Jill ~ I do hope your family enjoys it! :)

Dear Treasures ~ Yummy coconut! If you do make it for them...enjoy! :)

Welcome Robin ~ Lovely to "meet" you! If you do make it you will find it gets rave reviews...enjoy! :)

Dear Virginia ~ Coconut is a hit wherever it goes...I hope your son approves of the pie! AND...I have your sour cream coffee cake ready to go into the oven this morning...YUM! Thank you for sharing the recipe. :)

Dear Teresa ~ Thank you for your, we are not near the fires. BC is so HUGE and we are far away...I appreciate you asking! :)

Dear J ~ Maybe you will make it sometime for some fortunate's really easy. :)

Dear Raeann ~ Actually, we managed to have one piece left over for the next was strategically divided when the time came! And to you..."Welcome Home"...sounds like you had a fabulous time away! :)

Blessings to you each one!
In His Love,

Barbara said...

Oh my that looks good, that is my favorite pie, and was my daddys too, I am writing down this recipe, looks like it is tried and proven, hugs thanks and blessings, Barbara

Camille said...

Dear Barbara ~ Yes, it is definitely "tried and proven" friend made it for a church gathering and it disappeared. Without even trying it I asked for the recipe and have not been disappointed that I did! I hope it will meet with your approval. :)


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Linda said...

Hi Camille,
This sure looks yummy!I will trying this out!!
Love your recipes.
Have a great day.

Camille said...

Dear Jenn ~ Great word...I think you've accurately described it. :)

Dear Linda ~ I'm sure you'll like it...and it's "easy as pie" to do! :)


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Oh my gosh, my mouth is seriously watering! I'd rather have pie than cake for my birthday, too.

BTW, left you a comment on my chicken whisperer post.

Have a great day!

Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ Thanks for stopping by! LOL...yup, it's the mouth-watering kind of dessert! Only to be enjoyed very occasionally. :)

Have a wonderful evening!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

That pie really looks good...maybe it should be called "coconut cream...make lots of friends when you share it" pie :) :) :) :) That's so sweet, that your son requested this :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Camille said...

Yes Heather...I agree ~ it could be called that! :) I do hope you give it a's easy and yummy.

Blessings to you!
In Him,
Camille said...

I suspect those recopies will lead me astray.