Coconut Cream Meringue Pie

We usually have a good selection of pies at our neighborhood get-togethers, but I always come home with an empty pan when I bring this classic. Friends line up for a creamy slice, topped with golden meringue and toasted coconut. -Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado

Photo by Vicki L T.

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3

    cup sugar

  • 1/4

    cup cornstarch

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    cups milk

  • 3

    egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • 1

    cup flaked coconut, finely chopped

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    pastry shell (9 inches), baked

  • MERINGUE:

  • 3

    egg whites

  • 1/4

    teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 6

    tablespoons sugar

  • 1/2

    cup flaked coconut

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in chopped coconut, butter and vanilla until butter is melted. Pour hot filling into crust. For meringue, in a small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Spread evenly over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Sprinkle with flaked coconut. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until the meringue is golden. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

Keyingredient.com uses 'cookies' to give you the best, most relevant experience. Using this website means you're ok with this. You can change which cookies are set at any time and find out more about them by following this link.

Please describe your issue: