This pie is incredible and easy to make. I used frozen pie crust and had too much filling (of course, I didn't mind eating some right out of the pot!) but that probably wouldn't be a problem with a refrigerated or homemade crust. The meringue is very good and you won't miss whipped cream at all. I think next time I will let it chill another hour or more b/c some of the filling leaked out after serving. Delicious!
Coconut Cream Pie
Cansas Posted: 03/15/11
BethJL Posted: 03/24/11
I followed the recipe carefully (except I used a frozen crust) but my pie did not set. I was really bummed considering it did take quite a while to make. However, that didn't stop my husband from eating the liquid pie... he said it tasted awesome. I plan to try it again!
dinnerin Posted: 03/13/11
Absolutely wonderful! We loved this. Very impressive pie, the meringue was picture perfect. The instructions were clear and worked like a charm.
ronicawilson Posted: 03/06/11
The pie was fabulous. The coconut cream was not overpowering, it had just enough coconut and vanilla flavor. The meringue was a beautiful mix between whipped cream and a marshmallow. Very impressive for our guests.
ja9jeep Posted: 03/06/11
This is great, even though it takes some time. LOVE LOVE IT!! Instead of the meringue, i used light whip cream.
Billie Posted: 04/18/11
I made this for a gourmet dinner party and my friends said it was the BEST Coconut Cream Pie they had ever eaten. It was delicious! My only issue was pouring the sugar into the egg whites. I had globs of hardened sugar that didn't mix into the egg whites. I just picked them out and it still tasted great.
Rae418 Posted: 04/30/11
LOVE this pie. I made it for dinner when we had my parents over and they loved it too. Mom's birthday was two weeks later and she asked for me to make 2 of them. I told her I would make her one for her birthday and she could have a coupon for another at a later date
Verveine Posted: 02/04/12
delicious! i make my partner a coconut cream pie for her birthday every year, but really needed to find a lighter version this year. this was pretty awesome. we used redi whip instead of the "meringue" topping, but will definitely try the meringue next time. what i like the most is the fact that the coconut is strained out of the custard. i love toasted coconut, but chomping on raw coconut grosses me out, so that was nice.
1CouplesKitchen Posted: 03/01/12
This was so delicious! I never would've guessed if I had it out that it was a "light" version. It does take a little time to make, so I wouldn't try this if you are in a hurry. I did use a frozen pie crust instead of refrigerated and just cooked it per the package instructions. This saved me the first two steps of this recipe. For our full review & pics: http://onecoupleskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/03/coconut-cream-pie-lightened-version.html
itsgigi Posted: 06/30/12
This is by far the tastiest coconut cream pie ever!!! I followed the recipe to the letter except that I added a sprinkle of coconut before I put on the meringue, and I made my own pie crust. And the meringue!!!! It is sooooo much better than Cool Whip, and while not tastier than whipped cream, consider the calorie savings!! I doubt I will ever try another recipe for this. You did it again!!!! Thank you thank you!!!
dokey347 Posted: 06/12/12
I'm wondering why you have to toss out the coconut? I love coconut and that is the purpose for me to have the coconut! It seems like a lot of work for a pie.
ChickenChick Posted: 03/27/13
By far my favorite Coconut Cream Pie recipe EVER! This pie can be found on my holiday dinner table for every occasion. I don't use the merigue topping...instead a slightly sweetened whipped cream. And thanks to my awesome hens...the color I get from their eggs makes the pie all the more amazing! And, instead of throwing the coconut out, I give it to my hens as a treat :-)
Kjp2unme Posted: 04/19/14
Made this for Easter dinner. Straining the liquid to remove the coconut seemed pointless...as I wanted Coconut Cream Pie (and I had used vanilla bean paste), so left it in and it was perfect! Thickened wonderfully!