Coconut Cream Pie is one of my FAVORITES...I could eat piece after piece and not tire
of it (I know, its pathetic)...BUT THE CRUST on this pie completely changes my love for the pie itself...it makes me turn into a Coconut Cream Pie hoarder. I feel very possessive and would rather not share
it with anyone..to the point I MIGHT EVEN hide it so it can't be found!
ITS SOOOOOOOO GOOD and puts all other pies to shame!!!
BEST EVER Coconut Cream PIE
1/2 c. butter
3 c. sweetened coconut flakes
Spray 9" pie plate with pan coating. Set aside. Melt butter in a skillet over low heat. Stir in coconut, continue to stir for about 5 minutes. It should be golden brown. Immediately pour into prepared pie pan and form a crust on the bottom as well as the sides of the pie pan. Chill for 30 minutes. AFTER chilled add prepared custard filling.
4 egg yolks
3/4 c. sugar divided
3 T. cornstarch
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. flour
3 c. half & half, divided
2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. coconut
Combine egg yolks, 1/4 c. sugar, cornstarch, salt and flour in a bowl. Gradually add the half & half. Stir. Set aside.
Combine the remaining 2 c. half & half and 1/2 c. sugar in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add egg mixture and cook until mixture returns to a boil and thickens (about 1-2 minutes). Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Pour into prepared pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2-4 hours. Top with whipped topping, store bought or homemade...either one is DELISH!!!