Coconut Cream Pie

It’s been a long road finding the right recipe for the perfect coconut cream pie – but I think I’ve finally found it! I’d tried a couple recipes and none of them seemed to work out exactly as I’d liked. It was always one thing or another…my inability to work with pie crusts, the filling wasn’t firm enough, or there wasn’t enough REAL coconut flavor.

The flavor of this pie is out of this world thanks to the clever use of coconut milk in the custard portion of the pie. Then with the addition of a bit of coconut and vanilla extract, it really puts it over the top. The pie is then topped with a layer of lightly sweetened whipped cream and sprinkled with toasted coconut for another dose of coconut.

It set up and cut beautifully, something that always makes me a little bit nervous when it comes to pies. This is one I’ll be coming to again and again, as it’s such a classic. Now I can move onto tackling the next thing on my hit list – lemon meringue. Have a good weekend everyone!

Source: adapted from Fav Family Recipes


  1. Posted June 7, 2014 at 5:25 PM | Permalink

    i’ve been wanting to make one of these. it looks so good!

  2. Posted June 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM | Permalink

    Looks delicious! I love coconut cream pie, this sounds like a great recipe. 🙂

  3. dearcat
    Posted June 8, 2014 at 9:13 AM | Permalink

    I have been cooking for more than 60 yrs. Made most every pie under the sun, but I have never made a Coconut Cream. Don’t know why, but I am going to make one now. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. dearcat
    Posted June 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM | Permalink

    Addition to last comment.
    Laura, Lemon Meringue is not hard to make. It just looks intimidating. I ahve made many.

    • Posted June 8, 2014 at 9:47 PM | Permalink

      Thanks for the words of encouragement. I’d love to see your favorite recipe! 🙂

  5. Kim in MD
    Posted June 9, 2014 at 11:16 AM | Permalink

    Confession time…I have never had coconut cream pie. Your recipe looks so delicious that I need to rectify that problem immediately!

  6. Posted June 9, 2014 at 7:44 PM | Permalink

    My favorite cream pie. I am picky. This looks like an outside version of it. I HAVE to try it!!!!! I can’t believe Kim in MD has never had it. Boy is she in for a taste treat.

  7. Posted June 11, 2014 at 6:57 PM | Permalink

    looks fantastic! i’ve never had coconut creme pie, but i think i’d lovvvvve it!

  8. Tammy
    Posted October 14, 2014 at 1:08 PM | Permalink

    I made this pie on Friday. OMG! This is the best pie I have ever eaten! My husband told me to make sure I put a clothes pin on this one. Lol
    He and I ate the whole pie!

    • Posted October 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM | Permalink

      It’s one of our favorites too, glad you enjoyed! 🙂

  9. Rhonda
    Posted April 3, 2015 at 6:22 PM | Permalink

    The recipe calls for 1 cup of coconut but doesn’t say when the other 3/4 cup goes in…..

    • Posted April 4, 2015 at 9:22 AM | Permalink

      It goes in the coconut custard, have corrected the problem – thanks!

      • Rhonda
        Posted April 4, 2015 at 10:08 PM | Permalink

        Thank you! The pie is delicious!

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