Sunday, March 25, 2007

Pie Recipes #228 - Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

3/4 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 Teaspoon salt
3 Egg yolks, beaten
1 1/2 Cups half-and-half
1 Cup milk
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
1 1/2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 Cup flaked coconut (reserving some to brown)
1 Teaspoon coconut extract
1 Baked 9-inch pie crust

3/4 Cup whipping cream
1/3 Cup sifted powdered sugar

Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in heavy saucepan; stir well.
Combine egg yolks, half-and-half, and milk and beat until blended.
Gradually stir into sugar mixture until smooth. Cook over medium
heat, stirring constantly. until mixture thickens and boils. Boil 1
minute, stirring constantly. Transfer to glass and stir in butter,
coconut, and coconut extract. Cover with plastic wrap and cool to
room temperature. Pour cooled custard in pie crust, cover, and chill
until firm.

Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread
over chilled pie filling and cover with toasted coconut.

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