Wednesday, May 25, 2011

summer of pies: part two ((coconut cream pie))

There are a lot of things that Chase loves and some of those include:

((in no particular order))

the Lord
good chocolate

I told Chase that I think my next pie should be a coconut cream pie with a meringue on top. 
His jaw dropped, he looked at me and said, 
"That might be one of your greatest accomplishments in life, if you do."

I'm not sure what that says about my accomplishments, but I'll take the excitement.

I searched my trusty hometown cookbook and found a coconut pie recipe, from none other than my Memaw. Score.

I pretty much botched every step of making this pie, but the end result was an average looking, DELICIOUS pie. ((I should probably get out my thesaurus to stop using the word delicious.)) First, I forgot to poke holes in the pie crust, so it bubbled up. Then, I forgot to mix the coconut in the filling after I had cooked it. Therefore, I mixed it with the filling in the pie crust. When life gives you coconuts, make a coconut pie. Write that down. 

I also over-whipped the meringue, so it "weeped." Oh well! 

This was my first meringue to try and I didn't exactly win, but didn't exactly fail either. There are many years ahead of perfecting that meringue ;) 

Chase wasn't home, so here is my self portrait with the pie. Ha!

Ready for the recipe? Here ya go :)

1 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons of flour
1/4 tsp of salt
2 egg yolks ((save egg whites for meringue))
1 1/2 c. milk
1 cup sweetened coconut

Mix cup of sugar with flour, salt, egg yolks and milk, cook until thick. Add vanilla. Stir in coconut. Pour into a baked pie shell and top with meringue.

2 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
4 Tablespoons of sugar

Beat 2 egg whites, cream of tartar and sugar until stiff. Spread on top of pie filling. Brown meringue in oven for 5 to 6 minutes at 350°

((Optional: Put some extra coconut on top of meringue before putting it into oven))


Eat a giant piece. Feel good about it. Share with some friends. Feel even better about it. 

Next challenge: making/rolling my own pie crust. Yikes.



  1. oh heavens! that looks delish!!

    ~Andrea @

  2. i think my husband will die (of utter happiness) if i make this.

    what's your next pie recipe? i vote somethin' chocolate! :D

  3. p.s. i have that pie crust recipe on my blog. seriously try it! you can do it! i believe in you!

  4. That looks awesome! I'm always intimidated by meriengue, until I make it and remember it's easy! Then I get nervous again.

    I am a pie crust EXPERT and by expert I mean I once won a pie baking contest at the local fair. Also, crust is super, super easy so it's not hard to be an expert at it. I've got a recipe in my blog if you want it:

  5. Amazing Kim! Looks delicious!

  6. I would love to make that.
    Just a few questions what flour is it that you us i.e plain or self raising .and also what type of sugar?
    Sometimes i find good recipes on the net but because they are amercian ones the conversion and ingredients are different :)

  7. This looks deeeee lish !! =]
    Thanks for posting it !

  8. ok i'm def. coming over for this one! mailing myself out with my Whippycake headband. oh, wait. it already left :(

  9. yuuummmm! if you wanted to mail me a slice, i would not turn down your generous offer.

  10. yummmmmm i would happily eat that!!!

  11. Oh My Goodness-this looks delicious!

  12. This is my favorite kind of pie EVER!! Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try it!

  13. You're a regular martha stewart! And I have never made a successful meringue without the help of my mom or grandma. Maybe one of these days. But you can't keep posting all these great things because David sees me reading it and is like "will you bake me a pie now?"


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