Betty's Southern Coconut Cream Pie

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Feb. 20, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Southern Coconut Cream Pie. This is an easy, no-fail recipe for a delicious pie.


Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Use a heaping ½ cup sugar if you are using sweetened coconut, ¾ cup sugar if you are using unsweetened coconut)
Cornstarch 6 Tablespoon (¼ cup plus 2 teaspoons)
Salt 1/8 Teaspoon
Egg yolks 3 , beaten
Milk 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Butter 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Sweetened flaked coconut 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Baked pie crust 1 (9 inch pie crust)
Whipping cream 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Confectioners sugar 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Toasted coconut 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



1. In a heavy saucepan, add sugar, cornstarch, and salt.

2. In a separate bowl, combine beaten egg yolks and milk. Mix well.

3. Pour egg mixture into the saucepan with and dry mixture. Stir until well-combined.

4. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat.

5. Add butter, vanilla, and sweetened flaked coconut. Mix well. Let it cool to room temperature.

6. Place plastic wrap over the top of filling, making contact with the coconut pie mixture, and chill for 4 hours or until the mixture thickens.

7. Pour coconut pie mixture into baked, cooled pie crust. Spread evenly, keeping some room for topping.

8. In a medium sized bowl, beat whipping cream until foamy.

9. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, beating until soft peaks form.

10. Spread topping on top of pie filling. Sprinkle toasted coconut on it.

11. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm.


12. Cut in slices and serve on nice serving plates, if desired with mint garnish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 522Calories from Fat 246

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 17 g85%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 233 mg9.71%

Total Carbohydrates 62 g20.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 35 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet