Coconut Cream Pie

This coconut cream pie filling has a creamy texture, while the top layer contains the nutty crunch of toasted coconut.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 2 hours 35 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 12


  • 1⁄2 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 premade pie shell (9 inches)
  • 1 can (13.5 oz.) coconut milk
  • 2 1⁄2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2⁄3 cup sugar, divided
  • 6 large egg yolks


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread shredded coconut on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until light brown.
  • Heat coconut milk, 1 1⁄2 cups cream, salt, cornstarch, and 1⁄3 cup sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until the mixture simmers. Remove 1⁄2 cup of the heated cream mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in eggs, then pour egg mixture into the saucepan. Cook, whisking, until mixture thickens (about 5 minutes). Strain filling into pie crust. Chill at least 2 hours.
  • Whip remaining cream with remaining sugar to stiff peaks; spoon onto chilled pie. Sprinkle pie with toasted coconut.