Coconut Cream Pie

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

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 2 hours 35 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 premade pie shell (9")
  • 1 can (13.5 oz.) coconut milk
  • 2½ cups heavy cream, divided
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ⅔ cup sugar, divided
  • 6 large egg yolks

Directions

  • 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, 1½ cups cream, salt, cornstarch, and ⅓ cup sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until the mixture simmers. Remove ½ 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.