Coconut Cream Pie

This recipe is taken from the 1994 Milk Calendar. This is the Coconut Cream Pie recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
  • Refrigeration: 4 h
Yields 8 servings
coconut cream pie

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch (1/4 oz/7 g) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cold water
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cornstarch
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) sweet shredded coconut
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35 % cream
  • 9 inch (23 cm) 1 pie crust fully baked
  • Garnish
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 35 % cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sweet shredded coconut lightly toasted

Preparation

In a medium saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water. Allow to soften 5 min. Heat gently just until dissolved.

In a medium-sized bowl, beat eggs with sugar until combined. Whisk in cornstarch. Whisk in milk. Whisk in dissolved gelatin. Transfer mixture to a saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, just until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract and 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) untoasted coconut. Cool to room temperature.

Whip cream until light. Fold into cooled custard. Mound into the fully baked pie crust. Refrigerate.

Whip remaining cream with icing sugar. Pipe or spoon around the edges of the pie. Sprinkle the top with toasted coconut. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Tips

If you have excess filling, spoon it into a dessert bowl for another treat.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 649 Calories
Protein: 10 g
Carbohydrate: 59 g
Fat: 43 g
Fibre: 1.9 g
Sodium: 311 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 15 % / 161 mg
Vitamin A: 31 %
Vitamin B12: 27 %
Riboflavin: 25 %
Vitamin D: 20 %