This is just superb! It's absolutly the freshest, most homemade tasting pie ever! The directions are easy to follow. This is as good as any restaurant serves! Thanks Sharlene, this is one that will get regular use!
This pie really tastes great! I have never made custard before and had a little trouble with this one. I couldn't get it to thicken and "steam" so after 25 minutes of stirring(and increasing the temp gradually) I gave up. It never thicken much and runs when I slice it. But it does taste good. I will probably try it again one day.
I made this pie for a friend who said his favorite pie was coconut cream. I had never made one before and this one was apparently excellent. It looked beautiful. He said it was the "best pie he ever had". In fact, he had eaten the entire pie within 1 hour. Very, very good recipe.
Orginally when I made it the pie didn't set after being in the fridge overnight. The next morning I poured the filling back into the pot and cooked it until it really thickened. I think the trick is to add the vanilla and butter and cook all the ingredients together until it thickens. Tastes great in the end!