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Mile-High Coconut Cream Meringue Pie

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This sweet and creamy, old-fashioned pie looks so impressive and is easy to make. Vickie & Jo Ann show you step by step!
Ingredients
  Sweetened flaked coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pie crust 1 Medium, baked, cooled (9-inch pie crust)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg yolk 3 Medium, beaten
  Whole milk 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, divided (1 teaspoon for coconut 1/2 for meringue)
For the meringue
  Egg whites 6 Medium
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Caster sugar 6 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
2. In the pie crust, sprinkle the flaked coconut in the base and set aside.
3. In a bowl, mix together sugar and cornstarch.

MAKING
4. In a medium saucepan over high heat, place the egg yolks and add in sugar mixture and milk little at a time and whisk after each addition until it forms a smooth.
5. Place the pan on medium-high heat and allow to cook stirring continuously until the mixture thickens for about 10 to 15 minutes.
6. Take the pan off the heat and stir in vanilla and pour over coconut in crust.
For Meringue
7. In a deep bowl, place the egg whites and beat using an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
8. Reduce the speed and add in cream of tartar,
9. While still beating, slowly add in 1 tablespoon of sugar at a time and beat until stiff.
10. Add in ½ teaspoon of vanilla and stir to mix.
11. Spoon the meringue over hot egg yolk filling, spreading well to seal edge of crust.
12. Bake in oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until meringue is lightly golden,

FINALIZING
13. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

SERVING
14. Cut in wedges and serve as desired.

TIPS
You can also try Banana cream pie, chocolate chiffon mile high pie, or any other flavour of your choice.

Things You Will Need
baking sheet & parchment paper

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Occasion: 
Easter
Ingredient: 
Coconut
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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