This creamy and easy coconut cream pie is a show-stopper that's perfect for your next BBQ or potluck. Creamy & sweet with zing from the lime this is perfect!
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Coconut Cream Pie

This creamy and easy coconut cream pie is a show-stopper that's perfect for your next BBQ or potluck. Creamy & sweet with zing from the lime this is perfect!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 540kcal
Author Deborah Thompson

Ingredients

Topping

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

Instructions

  • Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate or straight sided tart ring. Line the pastry case with baking parchment and fill with baking beans or dried kidney beans. Bake according to package directions for a one-crust pie.
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in a heavy saucepan. Whisk together the heavy cream and egg yolks. Gradually whisk egg mixture into sugar mixture; bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat.
  • Stir in butter, coconut extract and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap, placing plastic wrap directly on filling in pan; let stand 30 minutes. Spoon custard mixture into prepared crust, cover and chill 4 hours or until set. (preferably overnight)
  • Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add 1/3 cup sugar and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, beating until soft peaks form. Spread or pipe whipped cream over pie filling. Garnish with toasted coconut and/or lime zest, if desired.

Notes

I usually blind bake my pie crust for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Take the pie out 15 minutes into baking and carefully remove the foil lining. Prick hole in the bottom of the crust, return lining and weights, and bake for 15 minutes more.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1610IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.7mg