Southern Coconut Cream Pie

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Southern Living, a pie that's sure to please!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make and bake 1 piecrust according to directions for a one-cust pie.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in a heavy saucepan. Whisk together half-and-half and egg yolks. Gradually whisk egg mixture into sugar mixture; bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat.
  3. Stir in butter, 1 cup coconut, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap, placing wrap directly on filling in pan. Let stand 30 minutes. Spoon custard mixture into pie crust, cover and chill 30 minutes or until set.
  4. Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add 1/3 cup sugar and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, beating until soft peaks form. Spread or pipe whipped cream over pie filling. Garnish with toasted coconut if desired. Store uneaten pie in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

This is the most incredible coconut cream pie! Truly Southern, the filling is a custard cream that is to die for. Add to that a topping made from whipping cream and you will simply faint. Outrageously good!

quikgourmet May 31, 2010

This is a delicious pie--my grandson declared it his favorite! However, my husband ate one at a reunion this year that he said is the best he's ever eaten, so I am on a quest to make one like it. His favorite dessert is coconut cream pie.

Southern Transplant October 31, 2011

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