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I didn't think I liked coconut cream pie, but I made it for a good friend who requested it for his birthday. One taste of the filling and I was hooked! It took great restraint to put the rest into the pie. I've made this several times, and every time is great. I do use real whipped cream for the topping though, and I toasted ALL the coconut.
Tasted great but never set up. I ended up with 'coconut cream pie soup". I have reread the instructions and am not sure where I made my error. I doubled the recipe to use in a 13x9 pan to take to church, and because I only have sweetened coconut, I cut the sugar in half, and hoping that it would thicken up enough to cut into squares, I tripled instead of doubled the flour, but still ended up with soup.
Nonetheless, it tasted very good.
Not only is this easy, with on hand ingredients, it turned out to be the best thing I've ever made with coconut, kids went crazy, so did spouse, me too. This definitely goes in the "keeper" file.
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was sensational. The three of us finished it within 24 hours! Thanks so much for sharing it.
I have made this recipe time and time again and it always turns out delightful. My dad is diabetic so I use Splenda instead of sugar and it is one of his absolute favorites. My husband recently started watching his sugar intake so I made this to take to his family's house on Christmas. It was a hit there also, even with the Splenda. Thanks sugar pea for this great recipe!
I personally do not like coconut but everyone else in my family raved over this when I made it
This was one four pies I fixed for Thanksgiving. It was the most popular. I had to hunt down unsweetened coconut at the health food store but I am glad I did because it ended up being perfect. I can imagine it would have been far too sweet if I had tried using sweetened coconut. Coconut Cream is one of my mother's favorites and she said this was the best she has had in a long time. My husband requested pumpkin but only ate this after trying it. He and my mother battled over this pie during the holiday weekend. Both would sneak a piece so as to not let the other know more was being taken. You knew when one was taken though because everytime they would get a slice, you'd hear a giggle coming from the garage where the second fridge is. Good eats.
A winner Sugarpea! A delicious dessert, rated 5*'s by all who shared the pie!! I will make this again, but reduce the sugar by 1/4 cup, it is quite sweet. I skipped the whipped topping and sprinkled the toasted coconut on top of the filling (fewer calories without the cream!!) Yummy!!
This is a fantastic pie~best coconut cream pie i've ever had!!!!Can't thank you enough for this treasure!!!PeggyLynn
Made this over the weekend for guests and it was very good, although a little sweet for my taste. I would definitely decrease the sugar amount next time. Also, recipe doesn't specify whether you should use sweetened or unsweetened coconut. I used sweetened and I suppose that could also make a difference. Topped it with whipped cream instead of the whipped topping. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Sugarpea.