Alan's Favorite Coconut Cream Pie

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  1. Alan's Favorite Coconut Cream Pie

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  3. Makes 2 (9-inch) pies * Double boiler * Electric mixer

  4. Alan's Favorite Coconut Cream Pie
  6. Pie Filling
  7. 2 sticks (1/2 pound) butter
  8. 2 cups sugar
  9. 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  10. 1 teaspoon salt
  11. 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk (I use Pet)
  12. 1 cup regular milk
  13. 6 large egg yolks, lightly beaten (save the whites for the meringue)
  14. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  15. 1 package (14 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
  16. 2 (9-inch) piecrusts, homemade or store bought, baked as directed

  17. Meringue
  18. 6 large egg whites
  19. 1 cup sugar
  20. 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  22. Make the pie filling. In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt the butter. Beat in the sugar, flour, and salt. Add the milks and stir continuously until the mixture thickens. This may take up to 30 minutes.
  23. Once it's thickened, stir a little into the egg yolks. This will temper the yolks and keep them from cooking too fast. Stir the tempered egg yolks into the mixture in the double boiler and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  24. Remove the top from the double boiler. Stir the vanilla and all but 1 cup of the coconut into the filling. Pour the filling into the piecrusts.
  25. Make the meringue: Heat the broiler. With the mixture, beat the egg whites on high speed for 3 to 4 minutes, until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in the sugar, then beat in the vanilla. (By now, the peaks should be able to stand and bend over as you remove the beaters.) Spread the meringue over the pie filling.
  26. Put the pies under the broiler to brown the meringue. (Watch carefully, as this will only take about 30 seconds.) Sprinkle the reserved 1 cup of coconut on top. Chill the pies thoroughly before serving.
  27. A Note from Alan
  28. I have to admit that I have a sweet tooth, which means I'm constantly on a diet. But I can't resist Mom's coconut cream pie. It's so creamy and delicious. I know you'll love it, too.
November 2013

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