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Over head shot of one slice coconut cream pie on a decorative plate
4.67 from 6 votes

Coconut Cream Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut cream pie, coconut pie, cream pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 417 kcal
Author Janet Barton


Pie Filling

  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut divided
  • 1 baked 9-inch pie shell

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon confectioners
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Pie Filling

  1. Mix cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a medium-size saucepan. Add milk and cream and cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Pour a spoonful amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; blend thoroughly. Add about 1/3 of the milk mixture to the egg yolks, then pour back into the saucepan. Cook another 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the butter and vanilla. Stir in 1/2 cup of the coconut. Cover with plastic wrap and press plastic against the custard. Refrigerate until completely chilled.

Whipped Cream Topping

  1. When ready to serve, make the topping by pouring whipping cream into a medium-size mixing bowl. Add confectioner's sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form. Remove pie from refrigerator and remove plastic wrap. Spread whipped cream over the custard and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 coconut.
  2. Serves 8-10 depending on how large you slice the pie.
  3. To make a chocolate cream pie: Reduce sugar to 3/4 cup and add 1 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate to the milk and sugar mixture. Stir until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Cream Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 683IU14%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.