Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie


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This is a tried-and-true, old-fashioned coconut cream pie. Took many years of searching and baking to find the right one and this is it! Enjoy!

prep: 20 mins
cook: 30 mins
total: 4 hrs 50 mins
additional: 4 hrs
Servings: 8
Yield:1 9-inch pie

Ingredients

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3 cups half-and-half
2 eggs, beaten
¾ cup white sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2: Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake it, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Step 3: In a medium saucepan, combine the half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes more. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the toasted coconut and the vanilla extract. Reserve the remaining coconut to top the pie.

Step 4: Pour the filling into the pie shell and chill until firm, about 4 hours.

Step 5: Top with whipped topping and with the reserved coconut.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

423 calories; 23.5 g total fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 276 mg sodium. 46.1 g carbohydrates; 6.8 g protein;