A slice of coconut cream pie on a white plate with a fork.
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5 from 2 votes

Coconut Cream Pie

Easy old-fashioned Coconut Cream Pie is homemade with a creamy coconut pudding filling and whipped cream topping. This AMAZING Pie is a crowd favorite.
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 1 9-inch pre-baked pie crust *
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut , toasted, divided
  • 14 ounce can canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 3 ounces cream cheese , diced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract , to taste

For Topping:

  • fresh whipped cream , lightly sweetened
  • shredded sweetened coconut , toasted

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan combine coconut milk, 1 cup half and half, granulated sugar and the salt. 
  • Set mixture over medium heat, and bring mixture nearly to a boil, stirring occasionally. 
  • Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl whisk together remaining 1/2 cup half and half and cornstarch until well blended. 
  • In another small mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks. Slowly pour 1/2 cup of the hot milk into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly (to temper the eggs).
  • Pour egg yolk mixture and cornstarch mixture into saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring vigorously, for 2 - 3 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and add in cream cheese, vanilla extract and coconut extract; stir until well blended.
  •  Stir in 1/2 - 3/4 cup coconut, reserving the rest for topping on the finished pie.
  • Pour mixture into baked pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 2 - 3 hours.
  • Top with whipped cream and the toasted coconut.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Notes

*You could also use graham cracker crust or Vanilla Wafer Crust
 
Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 7.8% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 5.3% | Iron: 9.6%