Saturday, March 24, 2012

Coconut Cream To Die For Pie

Hello, Dear Ones!
I have so enjoyed coming to all of the Spring parties in Blogland, have you? 
I've gotten so much inspiration and ideas from you.
Well, I'm excited to come to another Spring party hosted by the most gorgeous and talented writer, Michael Lee from Rattlebridge Farm, formally Designs By Gollum and her special Spring Foodie Friday.
Sorry I'm late! Yesterday was our wedding anniversary! 39 years! 

 This is a most wonderful Coconut Cream Pie.

 Yummy and light.

 Creamy and delicious.

Hope you'll try it. If you do, let me know what you think.

Coconut Cream To Die For Pie

Ingredients:

One baked pie crust (Pie Crust Recipe also) or use a graham cracker crust
3 cups of scaled milk
1/3 cups of flour
2/3 cups of sugar
Pinch of salt
1 cup of fine coconut
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
4 tsp butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp coconut extract

To scald milk, pour into microwave safe bowl and place a small wooden spoon in it. It's crazy but it will keep the milk from overheating. Microwave for 3 - 4 minutes and you're ready.

In saucepan combine flour, sugar, salt and coconut and slowly add 1 cup of scalded milk, stirring constantly over medium heat. As it begins to thicken a bit, add another cup of milk, continuing to stir. When this thickens a little, add the last cup of milk while stirring constantly. Continue to cook over medium heat until mixture thickens and remove from heat. Pour about 1/2 cup of hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks whisking constantly. Then pour it immediately back into the saucepan, continuing to stir constantly. Cook and stir for 2 - 3 more minutes until filling reaching a pudding consistency. Mixture should just be about to boil. Remove from heat.

Stir in the butter and extracts. Cool before pouring into your pie shell. I usually just poke the saucepan into the fridge to speed up the cooling. :) I'm so talented like this, you know! :)

Top with whipped cream or meringue! I prefer meringue sprinkled with some coconut flakes. You'll have your 3 egg whites left over so go to town!


Easiest Ever Pie Crust
Before I leave, I wanted to share with you this wonderful pie crust recipe I found on Pinterest. Click here for the original. I've never been very good at making pie crusts but this one is truly a winner. You will just about die at how easy this is. 

1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 400'. 
Get ready to almost die! Pour all of your ingredients into your pie plate and stir it up! Now you just pat it down on the bottom of your pie plate and up the sides. Yep! Poke some holes in it with fork and you're ready to bake for about 15 minutes or until brown. The only thing I do differently is spray non stick spray in my pie plate first! 
Trust me, this pie crust is delicious, light and stays crispy! You'll love it!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Sugarpie honeybunch 
You know that I love you 
I can't help myself 
I love you and nobody else 
In and out my life 
You come and you go 
Leaving just your picture behind 
And I kissed it a thousand times 

When you snap your fingers 
Or wink your eye 
I come a running to you 
I'm tied to you, baby 
And there's nothing I can do 
Ooh, sugar 

Sugarpie honeybunch 
I'm weaker than a man should be 
I can't help myself 
I'm a fool in love you see 
Wanna tell you I don't love you 
Tell you that we're through 
And I've tried 
But everytime I see your face 
I get up all choked up inside 

When I call your name, girl 
It starts the flame burning in my heart 
Tearin' it all apart 
No matter how I try 
My love I cannot hide 

Sugarpie honeybunch 
You now that I'm weak for you 
I can't help myself 
I love you and nobody else 

Sugarpie honeybunch 
I'll do anything you ask me to 
I can't help myself 
I want you and nobody else 

Sugarpie honeybunch 
You know that I love you 
I can't help myself
~ sung by The Four Tops


29 comments:

  1. Yummy! My husband loves coconut cream pie! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  2. Happy Anniversary, Shelia! I hope you had a wonderful celebration! Your pie look out of this world! my hubs LOVES coconut cream pie and would love if I made this! Thanks so much for the recipe!

    Happy Saturday!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. coconut pie is my favorite!!! happy anniversary, eat a piece for me!

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  4. Next to sour cream raisin pie, coconut is my favorite ... I have copied your recipe! Have lovely weekend Ms. Shelia!

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  5. Yummy- looking pie,I love coconut cream or custard. Nice for Easter. Thanks for a delicious recipe. xo

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  6. Oh it sounds soooooooo good. Love me some coconut pie. Great recipe. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Awww Happy Anniversary to you two sweeties!! Th pie sounds wonderful...mmmmm! I make that same crust & it is fabulous. xoxo

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  8. Oh graciousness...

    I so drool your pie. What a love to start the week-end.

    If I don't fly tomorrow 25th to Berlin, how I love to bake this one.
    I will try when I'm back next week-end.

    Happy Saturday.
    /CC

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  9. Happy anniversary! The pie looks so good. That is my husband's favorite kind.

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  10. I can't help myself! Love those Four Tops!!! Your pie looks yummy. But mostly Happy Anniversary!!! Hugs ~ Mary

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  11. Oh my this does look to die for Sheila. We LOVE coconut!

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  12. Happy Anniversary lovely Shelia and many, many more years of a wonderful life together! Thanks for this recipe, we love coconut cream pie and yours look like it's TDF! Have a blessed Sunday.
    FABBY

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  13. Your pie sounds great Sheila! Love the look of the sprinkled coconut on top too:@)

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  14. Congratulations on 39 years!! Mmmmm, the coconut cream pie looks delicious!!

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  15. I found you thru a meet and greet linky hosted by Country Momma Cooks. I am so glad I dropped by I love your blog. I ended up reading several post. I am now following you.

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  16. What a delicious looking pie! Happy Anniversary! hugs, Linda

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  17. Happy Anniversary Shelia!! Hope you guys had a wonderful day! That pie sure looks yummy.

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  18. Happy Anniversary Shelia!! Hope you guys had a wonderful day! That pie sure looks yummy.

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  19. My all time favorite is coconut cream pie. Oh my, how yummy it looks, thanks for sharing your recipe. Happy Anniversary. Hugs...Lu

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  20. Happy Anniversary!!! Love anything with coconut!!! hugs...cleo

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  21. Coconut Pie is one of my favorites..
    I use Mr. Sweet's mother's olden recipe and it seems a lot like this one. I will ck it out tomorrow because I intend to use your pie crust recipe and make us a Coconut Cream pie. Yum....
    And...I hope you had the BESTEST anniversary. :)
    xo bj

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  22. What! No rolling pin! No crust falling apart while trying to get it into the pie plate?! I am definitely going to give this recipe a try. And I'll be humming that song all day. :@

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary!

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  23. I never tasted this type of coconut pie. And the picture is really to die for!

    Happy weekend Shelia!

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  24. Hi Sheila!! Well leave it to you to have my all time favorite pie in the world! I never find it at the stores and I never make it but I love it!! Now I can make it! Happy Anniversary to both you wonderful people! I took a little trip away from this post and visited your daughter's "new" 1958 Better Homes and Gardens home! How cool is that? I have a lot of catching up to do. So glad you are still around...it always warms my heart to come here....thank you for that my friend. Hugs~..~

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  25. Congrats to you and your husband, and a belated Happy Anniversary to you both!
    The pie looks awesome, thanks for including a simple pie crust recipe too!! Have to try that!!

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  26. looks so good, I wish I could lay into a big piece right now. Yummy,yum,yum!Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  27. leceres kuchen sieht schön aus

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  28. Oh, wouldn't I love a piece of that delicious pie right now. Happy Anniversary!

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  29. Love coconut pie and my kids & grands do too. Thanks so much for sharing ~ it looks delish!

    Pat

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