Automat-Style Coconut Cream Pie

By: Mr. Food
By: Mr. Food

Automat-Style Coconut Cream Pie

This Coconut Cream Pie will quickly become a favorite dessert, and bring back memories for those who grew up loving it!

Serves: 6

Chilling Time: 2 hr

Cooking Time: 20 min

What You'll Need:
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker pie crust
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

Save Now What To Do:
1.In a medium bowl, mix egg yolk, sugar, flour, and salt with a spoon; set aside.

2.In a medium saucepan, heat milk over medium-high heat, but do not boil. Add 1/2 cup heated milk to egg yolk mixture and whisk until most lumps are out. Slowly add egg yolk mixture to remaining heated milk in saucepan; reduce heat to medium-low and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add butter and vanilla; stir until well mixed.

3.Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Pour into pie crust.

4.Chill at least 2 hours, or until set. Top with whipped topping just before serving.
•If desired, top the pie with 2 tablespoons toasted coconut. To toast shredded coconut, spread it on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden. Watch carefully so it won't burn.

•We just love our nostalgia desserts! Here's another one for you to go crazy over: Lemon Meringue Pie!



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