5 from 2 votes
A slice of coconut cream pie on a white plate with a fork.
Coconut Cream Pie
Prep Time
3 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins

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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Unit: 9-inch, cup, cup + 3 Tablespoons, large, ounce, ounce can, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 12
Calories: 304 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 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
  1. In a medium saucepan combine coconut milk, 1 cup half and half, granulated sugar and the salt. 

  2. Set mixture over medium heat, and bring mixture nearly to a boil, stirring occasionally. 

  3. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl whisk together remaining 1/2 cup half and half and cornstarch until well blended. 

  4. 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).

  5. Pour egg yolk mixture and cornstarch mixture into saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring vigorously, for 2 - 3 minutes. 

  6. Remove from heat and add in cream cheese, vanilla extract and coconut extract; stir until well blended.

  7.  Stir in 1/2 - 3/4 cup coconut, reserving the rest for topping on the finished pie.

  8. Pour mixture into baked pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 2 - 3 hours.

  9. Top with whipped cream and the toasted coconut.

  10. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Recipe Notes

*You could also use graham cracker crust or Vanilla Wafer Crust


Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Cream Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 177mg 7%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 7.8%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.