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Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Pie with Whipped Cream


Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Pie with Whipped Cream is a classic Texan recipe from the former First Lady herself. Delicious!

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  • 1 unbaked nine-inch pie shell
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut, shredded, plus 1/2 cup toasted coconut for garnish
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups whipped cream


Servings 6
Cooking time 50mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F.

Mix butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, coconut and buttermilk, and pour into pie shell.

Bake for 35-40 minutes.

In a dry frying pan set at low heat, toast the coconut until it is golden brown. Garnish pie with whipped cream, and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

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