Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This cherry pie is quite unique. Instead of the usual crust topping, it is topped with a coconut custard. It is from my late mother's recipe file and was given to her by one of her sisters. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Pour half of the can of cherry pie filling into the pie shell, sprinkle with almond extract, and add the rest of the pie filling.
  3. The almond extract really brings out the flavor of the cherries for a"just picked" taste.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. While pie is baking, beat eggs and stir in sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract and coconut.
  6. Remove pie from oven and pour or spoon egg-coconut mixture over the top of the pie.
  7. Return pie to oven and bake an additional 25-30 minutes or until brown.


Most Helpful

This pie is exceptional! The almond flavoring really does enhance the cherry flavor! The topping is attractive and tasty...a wonderful change from run-of-the-mill cherry pie. Ease of preparation....a breeze!! My topping wasn't very custard-like, though. I dutifully poured it all atop the rest of the filling. Much of it ran over during baking, which might account for my results. Nonetheless, this one is a "keeper," and the friend for whom I made it consumed it with gusto!!! Thank you!!!

The Reality Gourmet September 25, 2004

It is what it say's FABULOUS . The almond extract did bring out the flavor of the pie . The topping is very good . I did make one change I used two cans of pie filling instead of one. Thank You

Art C September 20, 2009

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