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coconut cream pie recipe

Did you have a fabulous 4th of July?  We did.  We had a nice relaxing weekend.  We stayed inside a lot, due to the heat, but we needed the break.  We have been running around like crazy people since we got to Kansas.  The Army does a good job of celebrating the 4th.  Their fireworks display was great.  We were lucky enough to sit outside on our lawn with our neighbors and watch the show.  Now, it is late in the evening, and I can hear the neighborhood fireworks still going off.  I truly love the 4th of July.

coconut cream pie recipeSo do these little people. You know what else I love?  Pie.  And feeling all domestic-like when I make one.  You know what else make else makes me feel all domestic-like?  A cute kitchen apron from Shabby Apple.  We will get to that later.

coconut cream pie recipeCoconut Cream Pie is one of the most heavenly creations imaginable.  Next to apple pie, it is my favorite pie to eat.  If it is on a restaurant menu, I cannot resist it.  The thing is, that when coconut cream pie is good, it is so incredibly good.  But, when it is not good, it is not worth the calories.  There is nothing worse than ordering a piece of pie and expecting a light, coconut filling and getting a watery, vanilla pudding, with a hint of artificial coconut flavoring.  My goal was for this pie to taste like real coconut.  This pie, uses real coconut milk, and lots of toasted coconut.  Lots of coconut real flavor.  A shot of Malibu or coconut flavored rum would be incredible in here as well.  This pie seems like it would be complicated to make, but really it is very simple.  I baked off the crust and started on the filling while it cooled.  By the time the crust was finished cooling, the filling was done and waiting in the fridge.  I whipped some cream at the last minute, and garnished with toasted coconut.  It was a piece of cake.  Uh, I mean pie.

coconut cream pie recipe1 prebaked 9-inch pie crust

2 cups half and half
1 cup coconut milk
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup toasted sweetened coconut (plus more for garnish)
1 teaspoon vanilla

whipped cream (I used about 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1 packet Whip-It, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 3 Tablespoons sugar)

coconut cream pie recipeCombine the half-and-half, coconut milk, eggs, sugar, flour, and salt in a saucepan.

coconut cream pie recipeWhisk together.  It will be pretty lumpy at this point.  The flour will dissolve, and the coconut milk will melt into the half-and-half, I promise.  Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly.

coconut cream pie recipeBring the mixture to a boil.  It will come to a bubble and start to thicken.

coconut cream pie recipeAny time I make a pudding, custard, or ice cream base (basically, whenever I cook eggs) I like to push it through a strainer to make sure that it is really smooth and no little bits of cooked egg end up in my custard.  I put my custard into an ice bath to chill it down faster, I was in a bit of a rush.

coconut cream pie recipeAdd the vanilla and the toasted coconut to the custard.

coconut cream pie recipePour the coconut custard into the cooled pie shell.

coconut cream pie recipePut a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the custard, and let chill in the fridge for 3 hours, the filling will firm up.

coconut cream pie recipeTake the pie out, and garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

shabby apple apronToday Shabby Apple and I are giving away this adorable vintage kitchen apron!  How cute and domestic will you look wearing this Wildberry Pie apron?  I love Shabby Apple, and the gorgeous dresses and accessories that they have are perfect for me and my style.  I was thrilled when they asked me to do a giveaway because I am a fan.  They make dresses for girls that have real bodies in all shapes and sizes.  Do yourself a favor and go on over there and take a look around.  My next purchase?  It is between this yellow Pina Colada or this blue Sacred Falls dress. Shabby Apple has a promo code to take 10% off of your next purchase: bakedbree10off

So, how can you win this kitchen apron you ask?

Leave a comment here telling me what your favorite kind of pie is.  Pretty easy, huh?

For more chances (leave a separate comment for each):

Become a fan of my Baked Bree Facebook page
Become a fan of the Shabby Apple Facebook page
Become a subscriber to the Baked Bree newsletter (in the top left corner)

This giveaway will end on Friday, July 8th at 11:59 pm.  Sorry, this giveaway is for US residents only.

Good luck!

****update****

And the winner of the Shabby Apple Wildberry Apron is….

Lyndee!  “I Love Lemon Meringue Pie! However, I have a serious weak spot for coconut. Love your blog!”

Hope that you love your apron Lyndee!

Don’t forget to use the promo code bakedbree10off to take 10% off of your next purchase!

Toasted Coconut Cream Pie and a Shabby Apple Giveaway **closed**

Ingredients

  • 1 prebaked 9-inch pie crust
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup toasted sweetened coconut (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • whipped cream (I used about 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1 packet Whip-It, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 3 Tablespoons sugar)

Instructions

  1. Combine the half-and-half, coconut milk, eggs, sugar, flour, and salt in a saucepan.
  2. Whisk together. It will be pretty lumpy at this point. The flour will dissolve, and the coconut milk will melt into the half-and-half, I promise. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil. It will come to a bubble and start to thicken.
  4. Any time I make a pudding, custard, or ice cream base (basically, whenever I cook eggs) I like to push it through a strainer to make sure that it is really smooth and no little bits of cooked egg end up in my custard. I put my custard into an ice bath to chill it down faster, I was in a bit of a rush.
  5. Add the vanilla and the toasted coconut to the custard.
  6. Pour the coconut custard into the cooled pie shell.
  7. Put a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the custard, and let chill in the fridge for 3 hours, the filling will firm up.
  8. Take the pie out, and garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconut.
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290 Responses to Toasted Coconut Cream Pie and a Shabby Apple Giveaway **closed**

  1. i love all pies, but nothing beats my gma’s apple pie!! :)

  2. My favorite pie is pecan. With pumpkin being a close second. ENJOY!

  3. Shannon says:

    I’ve always been a BB Facebook fan :)

  4. Shannon says:

    I’m a new Shabby Apple fb fan! How did it take me this long?

  5. Shannon says:

    Just signed up for the newsletter! Can’t wait for the cookbook! :)

  6. Shannon says:

    My favorite pie is pumpkin. I know it’s seasonal but there’s just nothing like it with fresh whipped cream!

  7. Would you believe that wildberry pie IS my favorite! Have to say peach is a close second. A la mode for summer. yummy.

  8. Jamie says:

    Pumpkin pie

  9. Mandi says:

    I’m going to go with Dutch Apple Pie… LOVE the crumbly topping!!

  10. ok, until yesterday my favorite pie has always been peach. but yesterday I made your peanut butter pie for the first time. oh my skippy! the boys went nuts. like I would if I won that apron.

  11. ericamarvel says:

    Your photography is beautiful! I can’t wait to try this out!

  12. Angela says:

    Anything with chocolate! Lemon meringue pie is a close second, though.

  13. lemon meringue!! And the apron is awesome too.

  14. pamm says:

    I have two favorites, Pumpkin and Banana Cream.

  15. Jacqueline Snell says:

    I’d have to say that my favorite pie is chocolate pie with graham cracker crust. This pie is a family tradition served only at Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. My grandma used to always make it and my sister and I would put on the whipped cream and chocolate shavings. IT is delicious and it is nostalgic. Chocolate pie mmmm…..

  16. Jacqueline Snell says:

    I am a fan of yours:) I have been for a while!

  17. Jacqueline Snell says:

    I’m a shabby apple fan! Thanks for letting us know about it!

  18. #3 Liked Shabby Apple on FB

  19. Dawn says:

    Love my mom’s walnut pie, especially when she is visiting and makes it for one of our holiday dinners. It just tastes better when SHE makes it. :-) Can’t wait to try this coconut pie recipe. Yuuuuum!~

  20. Renee says:

    I will make this pie pronto! Yum! Pick me, pick me!!

  21. Renee says:

    Okay, so didn’t read the instructions! Favorite pie – apple crumb!

  22. katy says:

    Blueberry cobbler! Does that count? You can’t beat a big slice of cobbler with a mounding scoop of ice cream

  23. samantha says:

    So many choices for pie. Although one one my favs is Marie calendars German Chocolate. SO good. Followed by cherry pie. Yum!!

  24. samantha says:

    Fan of yours!

  25. samantha says:

    Fan of shabby Apple!

  26. Amanda Thompson says:

    My favorite pie would have to be Chocolate Pecan!

  27. Amanda Thompson says:

    I subscribe to the Baked Bree newsletter :)

  28. Suzanne Brown says:

    My favorite pie is my Mother’s apple pie – blueberry is a close second!

  29. Sheila says:

    My favorite pie is a toss up between a berry pie and key lime pie.

  30. Lyndee says:

    Thank you thank you!! Can’t wait for the apron!

  31. a few things says:

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  32. Kari says:

    Bree-

    LOVE your blog and I made this pie this weekend. It was amazing :)

  33. Sheila says:

    I realize this post is quite dated, but I made this pie today and am wondering what I did wrong. While it tasted delicious, the custard really wasn’t set all that well. I did everything to a T, except after the custard comes to a boil, it doesn’t specify how long to let it thicken, or what stage it should resemble in thickness…this is the first custard ie I’ve made and wasn’t sure, but from the pudding-like ooze I have, clearly is wasn’t enough.

    • bakedbree says:

      It needs to come to a full bubble, and it continues to thicken as it chills. A good test is to dip a wooden spoon into the custard and drag your finger down the back of the spoon, if the custard keeps its shape, it should be thick enough.

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