Monday, August 17, 2009

Old Fashioned Coconut Creme Pie

My darlin' 5 year old Tristan is a picky eater so I am usually putting two different things on the table for dinner. I rotate all the things he loves & that's that. So, when he had an actual request for a coconut creme pie I had to oblige. Even if the only reason was because the gang from iCarly was eating coconut creme pies like they were going out of style on one episode.


I did my usual & researched online since I never made one ~ looking at the differences & reading reviews. This one had 453 reviews with a 4 1/2 star rating. Impressive. Even so, Tristan didn't care for it which doesn't say much but I really enjoyed it. I am not even a pie person & still found myself with a slice each day after. Next time I will try making my own crust.


3 cups half & half
2 eggs
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

In a medium saucepan, combine half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour & salt. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat & stir in 3/4 cup of the coconut & the vanilla extract. Pour into pie shell & chill 2 to 4 hours, or until firm.

Top with whipped topping & with remaining 1/4 cup of coconut.

Note: To toast coconut, spread it in an ungreased pan & bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.



{Food for Thought}

While everyone's fridge is different, this definitely needed 4 hours to firm up in the fridge.

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37 comments:

Lisa Madden Bass said...

Oooo, what can I say but, "yummy!" Thank you for sharing this recipe, I will be trying it soon!

Ronda said...

One my all time favorite pies, love it!!

Lula! said...

I don't like coconut. But my father-in-law loves it. So yes...printing this one out. For him.

Stephanie Faris said...

It looks DELICIOUS. My boyfriend's daughter hates coconut but loves iCarly. I wonder if watching that episode would convince her to try the pie?!

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sassy stephanie said...

I can't do coconut. But, this makes me laugh. My father-in-law ordered a slice after lunch on Sunday. My Drama had never had it and wanted to try it 'since they eat it on iCarly'. LOL

sportzmom said...

Coconut Cream Pie is my absolute favorite dessert. Can't wait to try this one out. Love the Sponge Bob invites you told me about--how cute.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
That looks so Yummy!! I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

BeautifulDisaster311 said...

Kindergarten, aww! I hope he enjoys it and that you get through sending him off without getting too upset!
:-)

Pam said...

My very favorite flavor of pie - yours looks fantstic.

Kristina P. said...

Maybe I will make this for my husband's birthday! He loves coconut. Me, not so much. I will sacrifice for him.

bluecottonmemory said...

That pie is sooo beautiful! Did you cry as you cut into it! I'm not a coconut fan, but I could be with that picture!

Ave said...

This looks so delicious! I have to try!

shopannies said...

that looks so good it is my favorite type of pie

Kristin said...

The hubs would go nuts for this!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh my gosh. I would probably say that coconut cream pie is one of my absolute favorite things. THANKS! Could you come to Texas and make it for me sometime? Just wondering :-)

mommaof4wife2r said...

oh. my. goodness!!!!

Kasha said...

Hi there! Your comment made me laugh pretty hard. I love it when firefighters come in to the grocery store as well. I am a bit sad that being married to one makes the idea of a firefighter less amazing. I fear I am raising a picky eater. Do you have any tips for preventing more pickyness in my 8 month old?

Reeni♥ said...

What a beautiful pie!! I bet it's delicious!

Multiple personalities.. said...

Yummmmy! I love coconut cream pie! And yes, my son now wants to try it too since watching iCarly. Now thanks to you I have a recipe. Thanks!! Nice to meet you via SITS!

thatgirlblogs said...

I don't usually go for coconut, but that thing is calling my name.

Life, Love And Lola said...

You're such a good mom to make that for your little darlin...Even if he didn't care for it!

Coco said...

OH MY WORD!! Nothing and I mean nothing is better than a good coconut cream pie.
Adam's bday party is this Sat, guess what I am going to make????

Deborah said...

Sounds delicious Stephanie! Now I have to make one!

Tam said...

ONE of my all time favorites! I am back online and of course I had to visit YOU right away...LOL! Hope all is well in FLA!

Nana said...

Mmmmm. Looks good to me!

Chef Chuck said...

You are killing me, Yumm.... I haven't had this delight in a while, but I think that may change!!

angie said...

WOw. A child asked for coconut cream pie? My kids are weird aobut coconut.

missy said...

oh my gosh i love coconut cream pie!!!!!!
i saw that iCarly episode i think!!!!!!

simpledaisy said...

Ok...that looks totally naughty good!! I L.O.V.E. coconut and that pie is callin' my name!

Debbie said...

I do love coconut creme pie. You've inspired me to make one.

Lorie said...

I don't do coconut, but even so the pie looks divine!

Kerstin said...

Mmm, this looks fantastic! I've actually need a coconut cream pie, that totally needs to change!

The Blonde Duck said...

Must....have.....pie......

Woman Interrupted said...

Now there's something I never thought to make. Hmm. I can do this one!

Jerri said...

Looks delicious! Coconut Pie is a big favorite in my family.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. That looks so good. Too good to be true! I would just die for a piece right now. Is it ok to eat pie at 10:17 am? Yeah, that might be my problem.... : ) Good thing it is not in my fridge!