Creamy Coconut Pie is a delicious dessert made with a creamy coconut filling and a flaky pie crust. Here’s a simple recipe to make a homemade creamy coconut pie:

Ingredients:
– 1 9-inch pie crust (pre-made or homemade)
– 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
– 1 1/2 cups whole milk
– 1 cup coconut milk
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 1/4 cup cornstarch
– 4 large egg yolks
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– Whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
– Additional toasted coconut, for garnish (optional)

Instructions:
1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish and crimp the edges as desired. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork to prevent it from puffing up during baking. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.

3. In a medium saucepan, combine the sweetened shredded coconut, whole milk, and coconut milk. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, cornstarch, and egg yolks until well combined.

5. Slowly pour about 1/2 cup of the hot coconut milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture while whisking continuously. This will temper the eggs and prevent them from curdling. Continue to whisk and gradually add the remaining coconut milk mixture.

6. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and place it over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a gentle boil. This should take about 5-7 minutes.

7. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let the filling cool for a few minutes.

8. Pour the coconut filling into the cooled pie crust and spread it evenly. Cover the pie with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic touches the surface of the filling to prevent a skin from forming. Chill the pie in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight until it sets.

9. Once the pie is chilled and set, you can garnish it with whipped cream and toasted coconut, if desired. Slice and serve.

Enjoy your homemade creamy coconut pie! It’s a delightful treat with a tropical twist.

By ROOTPHP

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