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Coconut Milk Cream Pie

I really like a good cream pie. Cream pie with a fresh flaky crust just has the perfect texture combination for me.
Here is a link to Dorothy's Pie Crust. 

  • 1 baked 9 inch pie shell
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 2/3 cup (400 ml) unsweetened coconut milk... give the can a good shake.
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. This can all be done in a saucepan over medium heat but I like the non-scorch proof method of a microwave.
  2. In a large measuring cup or another large glass microwave safe bowl, combine the sugar, and the coconut milk.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the milk until no lumps remain. Add to the coconut milk and sugar mixture.
  4. Put into microwave and heat on high speed for 2 minutes at a time, then stirring and continuing until it is bubbly.
  5. Put the egg yolks into a small bowl, and add a little bit of the hot milk, stir, and add a little bit more of the hot milk. . .continue stirring vigorously. This will keep the egg yolks from becoming scrambled eggs.
  6. Pour the egg mixture back into the large bowl with the remaining hot milk mixture.
  7. Heat again in the microwave until thickened and bubbly. Total time is usually around 10 minutes for me.
  8. Add the vanilla and the coconut and the butter and stir until combined.
  9. Pour the hot filling into the cooled pie shell and cover with plastic wrap.
  10. Chill the pie completely for a few hours and then dollop the whipped cream on.
  11. If you want toasted coconut for garnish, put a little coconut on foil and put into the oven at 325 until lightly toasted.


  1. Oh..oh..Lovella, how did you know that coconut cream pie is my very favorite? This looks sooo very good! Wow what a great pic!!
    Hmm do I have time to whip up a few pies for Christmas?? I promise to use your recipe!

  2. How did I know this was your post BEFORE I even scrolled down to the bottom! What a great presentation and delightful post Lovella. This must go quickly when it is brought out to serve! What a yummy looking pie!

  3. Also my hubby's favourite, and come to think of it...haven't made a cream pie in a very long time...this looks so tempting! We'll see what my day holds :)
    Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  4. I know it won't happen here in time for Christmas...but January seems like the perfect time to enjoy coconut cream pie! That looks os good.

  5. i am with betty...i love cocunit cream pie and that looks sooo good.
    it looks like it came from a fancy shmancy bakery..better yet it came from my friend the gourmet baker...the pics belong in a magazine....i too knew it was your post before i scrolled down...we all have our signiture just in the presentation.

  6. It's cute how we all find our favorite recipes and we can feel so free to bake them any time of the year. It looks like something I will make for all those birthdays coming up in the New Year.

  7. I'll definetely be finding an excuse to make this one! You can almost taste the picture! Looks sooo good!
    About toasting the almonds? Did you say you had to re-toast them? =) 'cause I sure had to recently.

  8. Thank you for this fabulous recipe! I used it in an experiment combination with peach pie, and it worked wonderfully. I've never made coconut cream pie before, so it was a relief to know your recipe was tried and true. I've bookmarked it and will definitely use it again. Delicious!


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