Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 °F or 175 °C.

Step 2: Toast the coconut.

Before working on the cream filling, it is recommended to toast your coconut. Toasted coconut really compliments the cream filling and adds a depth of flavor and chunkiness that you will enjoy. We will teach you the easiest method to do it. Take a baking tray and cover it with a baking sheet. Now evenly spread the coconut on it and leave it in the oven to bake for about 5 minutes. Toss and turn occasionally until its golden brown.

Step 3: Mix it all!

Now the next step is to ready your coconut cream filling. This will be done on a stove and will require a medium-sized saucepan. Combine the half-and-half, beaten eggs, sugar, flour, and salt into the saucepan and mix well. Cook the mixture over a low flame and bring it to boil while stirring often. Continue stirring constantly, for an additional two minutes. Then remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in 3/4 cup of the toasted coconut and the vanilla extract. The remaining coconut toasting will be used in topping.

Step 4: Pour into pie crust and refrigerate.

Pour the filling into the pie crust and leave it to chill in the refrigerator for about 4 hours until its firm.

Step 5: Decorate and present!

Your dessert is incomplete without this step. Once the pie is completely chilled it is ready for topping. Spread a layer of frozen whipped cream on the top surface and add toasted coconut on it.

Congratulations! The coconut cream pie is ready to satisfy your taste buds. Leave it in the refrigerator until it’s time to present this delicacy in front of your guests.

Best Coconut Cream Pie Success Tips:
To get guaranteed results, follow the recipe inch by inch and make sure your measurements are accurate.
Do not stop stirring the mixture until you feel that all ingredients are well combined.
Use a good quality vanilla essence, as it plays an important role in adding flavor and aroma.
Allow the filling to chill and settle down before topping it with cream. Hastiness will only ruin your hard work as the pie will completely fall apart.
Before serving coconut cream pie make sure to chill because no one likes a warm coconut pudding.
What’s in it for weight watchers?
You don’t have to sacrifice your cravings of coconut cream pie if you are on a diet. This recipe is light and can easily be modified for people trying to lose weight. As a substitute for sugar you can easily use stevia, or any other non-fattening sweetener allowed in your diet. Use fat-free whipped cream instead of the regular one. Also you can savor the deliciousness of this coconut cream pie by limiting your portion size and keep your calories in check.

We hope that this recipe helped you throughout the process. It is one of the simplest recipes you will ever find and after one successful attempt there is no going back. You will crave for a bite after bite for its perfect in sweetness enhanced by the nuttiness of toasted coconut. It is a kind of recipe that you would swear by and pass on to your generations.

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