How To Make Coconut Custard Pie – Delicious Dessert Recipe!

Making a coconut custard pie is a delightful way to enjoy the sweet, tropical flavor of coconut in a creamy dessert. Here’s a simple recipe you can try:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened, based on your preference)
  • Whipped cream (optional, for topping)
  • Toasted coconut flakes (optional, for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Pie Crust:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • If using a store-bought crust, follow the package instructions for pre-baking. For a homemade crust, roll out your dough and fit it into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim and crimp the edges as desired. Use pie weights or dried beans to blind bake the crust for about 15 minutes, then remove the weights and bake for another 5 minutes until slightly golden.
  2. Make the Custard Filling:
    • In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
    • Gradually stir in the milk until smooth.
    • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils. Continue to cook and stir for 2 more minutes.
    • In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into the beaten eggs to temper them. Then, slowly pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan, stirring constantly.
    • Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 2 additional minutes, stirring continuously. Remove from heat.
    • Stir in the vanilla extract and shredded coconut.
  3. Assemble the Pie:
    • Pour the hot custard into the baked pie crust.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the custard is set and the top is slightly golden.
    • Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, chill the pie in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours
  4. Serve:
    • Before serving, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes if desired.

Enjoy your homemade coconut custard pie as a delightful tropical dessert that’s perfect for any occasion!

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