Mock Coconut Pie (Spaghetti Squash)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Few would know this pie is not coconut. I found the recipe in a community newspaper when vacationing in a very rural area of West Virginia about twenty years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven 350.
  2. With two forks, scoop squash from shell and set aside (you want approximately 3 cups).
  3. In large mixing bowl combine eggs, sugar, butter, lemon juice and vanilla.
  4. Whisk well.
  5. Stir in spaghetti squash.
  6. Pour into prebaked pie shell and sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon if desired.
  7. Bake 40-45 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool on rack.
  9. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
  10. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.


Most Helpful

Belated ranking - first tried in Aug/02 and noted as too sweet but reduced sugar to 3/4 cup the next time in Sept/02. Have made this several times since then and handed out recipe upon request.

karen in tbay May 29, 2003

I made as written, with the exception of using a prepared UNBAKED pie shell. I think if you used a pre-baked shell and then baked another 40 minutes you would have a very burnt crust. We liked the texture and flavor of this, but I would follow the advice of previous reviewers and add some coconut extract and less sugar next time.

Outta Here September 17, 2012

I was excited to try this. Unfortunately, I found it was disappointing in flavor and texture. I even added the coconut extract and decreased the sugar as suggested by others. I won't try this one again --sorry.

Chef julaine October 22, 2007

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