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Coconut Cream Pie with Meringue Recipe (Family Recipe)

This coconut cream pie with meringue is an old family recipe from the restaurant. It’s a creamy and delicious classic dessert from my great aunt Ruth. This recipe uses a pre-made pie crust to make it a bit simpler, so all you need to focus on is the filling and meringue topping.

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This coconut cream pie with meringue recipe came from my Aunt Ruth… and she made the BEST pies!  Growing up, I couldn’t wait for Thanksgiving dessert and her pecan pie, it was always my favorite part of the holidays. This coconut cream pie recipe is my dad’s personal favorite, and was a favorite at their restaurant Murphy’s. 

This Coconut Cream Pie with Meringue Is:

  • Light
  • Creamy
  • Airy
  • Sweet
  • A Great Holiday Dessert
  • An Old Family Recipe
  • Easy-to-Make with Store-Bought Pie Crust

Comfort Food Dessert Recipes for the WIN!

This meringue coconut cream pie recipe is the tastiest, coziest after-dinner dessert. It’s perfect for an impressive treat for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner. It makes a great holiday dessert as well. The oven does most of the work, so you can enjoy hands-off time while you prep other things for your meal.

What’s In This Meringue Coconut Cream Pie Recipe?

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Inexpensive and Affordable Pie Recipes For Everyone

I love how inexpensive this coconut cream pie is to make! This recipe uses a lot of ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on simple whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes & bake amazing treats without a trip to the store!

How Do I Make Aunt Ruth’s Coconut Cream Pie Recipe?

These instructions were written by my great aunt Ruth, so it’s a little different than when I write a recipe… that being said, it’s a classic!

  1. In a pan over high heat: mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt – stirring in the scalded milk slowly. Keep everything boiling, stirring constantly until thick and smooth. Let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add a few tablespoons at a time of the hot mixture unto the egg yolks to temper, then once tempered add the rest of the hot mixture. Cook 1 minute over low heat stirring constantly, and add the butter. Cool slightly, stir in the vanilla and coconut. Pour into pie crust shell and cool.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff, gradually beating in the sugar. Spread over cooked filling, sealing the edges of the pastry. Sprinkle with coconut. Brown in moderate oven (375 degrees) for about 10 minutes.

Make This Coconut Cream Pie Gluten Free

To make this pie gluten free, simply use a store-bought gluten free pie shell or make your own using a gluten free mix like this!  The rest of the filling ingredients don’t contain gluten, however if you have a gluten intolerance, make sure you read all labels and check to make sure all products are certified GF before using.

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Coconut Cream Pie with Meringue

The Herbeevore
This coconut cream pie with meringue is an old family recipe from the restaurant. It's a creamy and delicious classic dessert from my great aunt Ruth. This recipe uses a pre-made pie crust to make it a bit simpler, so all you need to focus on is the filling and meringue topping.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Baked Goods, Dessert
Cuisine American, Family Recipe
Servings 8 servings
Calories 381 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Cups Milk Scalded
  • 3 egg yolks slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 baked 9 inch pie shell
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • Sweetened Coconut Flakes for the topping

Instructions
 

  • In a pan over high heat: mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt - stirring in the scalded milk slowly. Keep everything boiling, stirring constantly until thick and smooth. Let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add a few tablespoons at a time of the hot mixture unto the egg yolks to temper, then once tempered add the rest of the hot mixture. Cook 1 minute over low heat stirring constantly, and add the butter. Cool slightly, stir in the vanilla and coconut. Pour into pie crust shell and cool.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff, gradually beating in the sugar. Spread over cooked filling, sealing the edges of the pastry. Sprinkle with coconut. Brown in moderate oven (375 degrees) for about 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 7gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 228mgPotassium: 203mgFiber: 1gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 252IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 1mg
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