Coconut Cream Meringue Pie

Coconut Cream Meringue Pie

"We usually have a good selection of pies at our neighborhood get-togethers, but I always come home with an empty pan when I bring this classic. Friends line up for a creamy slice, topped with golden meringue and toasted coconut. -Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado"
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  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in chopped coconut, butter and vanilla until butter is melted. Pour hot filling into crust.
  2. For meringue, in a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Spread evenly over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Sprinkle with flaked coconut.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until the meringue is golden. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

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I didn't use the meringue from this recipe since I didn't have any cream of tartar. However, the coconut cream filling was awesome. My father, whose favorite dessert has been coconut cream pie f...

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I thought there was too much coconut in the filling, but not enough coconut flavor. I would decrease the coconut by 1/2 cup and increase the flavor by 1 teas

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I didn't use the meringue from this recipe since I didn't have any cream of tartar. However, the coconut cream filling was awesome. My father, whose favorite dessert has been coconut cream pie f...

One of the best coconut meringue pies I have ever had! Yummy!!! Make sure to keep stiring the mixture is you stop this might cause the runny middle some people have complained about. Also make s...

I looked long and hard for a recipe of Coconut Cream Pie that tasted like the pie I use to get at the diner when I was younger. I finally found it! Awesome! I tried them all and this is a prize ...

This recipe is delicious. I did change the meringue. Use 4 egg whites and beat until stiff then add a jar of marshmallow cream. It is beautiful.

This pie tasted fantastic! It was exactly the taste I was looking for. I had two minor issues with the recipe. First, I like a lot of meringue so next time I will double the meringue portion....

This was my first attempt at a coconut meringue pie but it will not be my last. I followed the directions exactly and it turned out beautifully.

Everyone liked it a lot! I was a little worried about putting a whole cup of coconut, but it turned out just fine. Also, I hate the way cream of tartar tastes, so I just used the egg whites an...

This is my favorite pie recipe ever! My friends and family loved it so much that they expect a few of these for every function or gathering. The filling is phenomenal so I didn't change anything...

This really is an exceptional dessert, one of the best I've ever made--and I don't say that often. The only change I made was to make a graham cracker crust rather than a traditional pie cru...

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