Coconut Cream Pie Recipes

Recipes for Coconut Cream Pies You'll Sink Your Teeth Into

Coconut cream pie is a popular dessert. It can be prepared with a number of variations. Here are some delicious recipes for you.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Are you fond of eating sweets? Then you must try the coconut cream pie. I am sure that once you taste it, your meals will never end without having this wonderful dessert. It is a classic dessert, popular throughout the world. It is a single crust pie that is filled with a thickened coconut-flavored pudding. It is topped with toasted coconut and whipped cream. It can be prepared in a variety of flavors like pineapple, amaretto, etc. You can have it as a snack or as a dessert. Some easy recipes are enlisted below.

Basic Coconut Cream Pie

Ingredients
  • Coconut, (flaked) 1 cup
  • Cornstarch, ¼ cup
  • Sugar, ⅔ cup
  • Milk, 3 cups
  • Cool Whip, 1 cup
  • Butter, (softened) 2 tsp.
  • Egg yolks, (slightly beaten) 4
  • Vanilla, 2 tsp.
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
Preparation

In a saucepan, mix cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Add milk and cook over medium heat. Stir constantly. Allow it to boil for 1 minute, until the mixture becomes thick. Add half of the hot mixture gradually into beaten egg yolks. Mix it well. Add this mixture to the remaining half in the saucepan. Boil it for about 1 minute, with frequent stirring. Remove the pan from heat and add vanilla, butter, and ¾ cup coconut to the mixture. Pour the mixture into the shell. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. You should not refrigerate it longer than 48 hours. Remove the plastic and top the pie with remaining coconut and whipped cream.

Banana Coconut Cream Pie

Ingredients
  • Flaked Coconut, (toasted) ½ cup
  • Medium
    Bananas, 2
  • Water, 1⅓ cup
  • Egg Yolks, (beaten) 3
  • Cornstarch, 3 tbsp.
  • Butter or Margarine, 2 tbsp.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk, 1 can
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 tsp.
  • Graham Cracker Crumb Crust, (6-ounce size) 1
  • Lemon Juice from Concentrate
  • Whipping Cream
Preparation

Dissolve cornstarch in water. Place it in a saucepan and add egg yolks with milk. Mix well and cook the mixture, until bubbly and thick. Remove it from heat and add vanilla and butter. Cool the mixture. Add coconut and keep the filling aside. Peel bananas and make ¼ inch thick round slices. Toss the banana slices with lemon juice and drain. Arrange the banana slices on the bottom of pie crust. Pour the filling over it and cover. Refrigerate for about 4 hours, until set. Then top with toasted coconut and whipped cream. You can also use sliced bananas for garnishing.

Traditional Coconut Cream Pie

Ingredients
  • All-purpose Flour, ½ cup
  • Half-and-half, (half milk and half cream) 3 cups
  • Pie Shell, (baked) (9-inch size) 1
  • White Sugar, ¾ cup
  • Whole Eggs, 2
  • Coconut, (toasted) (flaked) (separate ¼ cup for toppings) 1 cup
  • Iodized Salt, as per taste
  • Frozen Whipped Topping, (thawed inside the refrigerator) 1 cup
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 tsp.
Preparation

In a non-stick pan, mix together eggs, half-and-half, all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt. Then slowly boil this mixture over low heat. Keep stirring at regular intervals. Remove the pan from heat. Then add ¾ cup of coconut flakes and vanilla extract. Mix it well. Keep it aside to cool. Spread coconut mixture over the bottom of pie shell. Refrigerate for about 2-4 hours, until firm. Top the chilled pie with whipped cream and sprinkle remaining ¼ cup of coconut flakes.
These desserts are excellent and truly delicious to eat. Prepare it with the help of the above recipes, and enjoy your meal.