- 1 cup white sugar
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups milk
- 4 eggs
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup flaked coconut
Directions See How It's Made
- In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt over a medium heat; gradually stir in milk.
- Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture is thick and bubbly.
- Reduce heat to low and cook 2 minutes more.
- Remove the pan from heat.
- Separate the egg yolks from whites.
- Beat the egg yolks slightly.
- Gradually stir 1 cup of the hot mixture into yolks.
- Return the egg mixture to the saucepan and bring the entire mixture to a gentle boil.
- Cook and stir 2 minutes before removing the pan from heat.
- Stir butter, vanilla, and coconut into the hot mixture.
- Let cool 5 minutes, then pour into serving dishes and chill several hours until serving time.
- The hot mixture can also be poured into a baked 9 inch pie crust for coconut cream pie.
- Top with meringue and brown or just top with whipped cream.