Gooseberry Patch
Yield
Serves 8

White waves of mile-high meringue top a delicious coconut cream in this perfect pie. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle coconut in crust; set aside. Stir together sugar and cornstarch.

Step 2

Place egg yolks in a medium heavy saucepan; whisk in sugar mixture and milk alternately until smooth.

Step 3

Cook and stir over medium-high heat until boiling and thickened, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla; pour over coconut in crust.

Step 4

 

Step 5

For Meringue: In a deep bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Reduce mixer to low speed; add cream of tartar.

Step 6

Gradually beat in sugar, one tablespoon at a time; beat until stiff, glossy peaks form. Beat in vanilla. Spoon Meringue over hot filling, sealing carefully to edge of crust.

Step 7

Bake at 325 degrees until meringue is lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

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