I made two of these pies for an office holiday party (one for dessert, one as my contribution to the gift exchange). In what I feared would be a major screw-up, I did not heat the milk separately, as the recipe directs, but was counseled by my pastry-chef sister that I could proceed nonetheless. They were in the oven about twenty minutes longer (ten minutes at 350, the last ten minutes at 400) than the recipe prescribed, but a knife finally emerged clean). By the way, I also used half-and-half in lieu of the called-for milk, substituted almond extract for half of the called-for vanilla, and reduced the sugar somewhat. Sprinkled pies with a bit of nutmeg, along with a "garnish" of additional coconut before baking. They were fine (at least the one that got eaten at the party was!) Both texture and flavor were perfect. Apparently a very forgiving recipe....
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I made two of these pies for an office holiday party (one for dessert, one as my contribution...