If I want to make IT Guy happy....if I want to see him smile REAL big...all I have to tell him is that I'm going to make him a coconut cream pie. He's putty in my hands!! (Insert evil laugh here.) This is BY FAR the BEST coconut cream pie I've ever had. I've tried LOTS of different recipes but have never had one as yummy as this one. If you've got a coconut cream pie lover in your house...make 'em happy and make THIS!
IT Guy's Coconut Cream Pie
1 recipe of Christie's Pie Dough - Click HERE for the recipe
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups Half&Half
6 eggs - divided, whites reserved for meringue
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cup coconut - toasted, divided
pie dough and place in a 9-inch pie pan. Prick crust thoroughly and
prebake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
(A secret.....I sprinkle about 2 - 3 tablespoons of sugar over the raw
crust before baking...just to give it a little extra "something".)
a large medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and salt.
Add in the Half&Half. Heat until thick but do not boil. In a small
bowl, stir the egg yolks with a little bit of the hot custard mixture to
temper the eggs. Once it is warm enough, add the egg/custard mixture
back to the saucepan and heat until thick and just beginning to bubble.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla and butter. Stir in 1 cup
toasted coconut. Pour into the cooled, baked shell. Cover with plastic
wrap and chill. Top with sweetened whipped cream or meringue made from
the reserved whites. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup toasted coconut.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!