Coconut Cream Tarts

Coconut Cream TartsRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett


Makes 8 tarts
Total time: 7 Hours, 18 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 7 Hours, 18 Minutes


3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 (8-oz.) package frozen tart shells
Sweetened whipped cream
Additional coconut


Whisk together sugar, flour, eggs, and milk in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 10 minutes or until a chilled pudding-like thickness. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup sweetened coconut and vanilla. Cover and chill 6 to 24 hours. Bake frozen tart shells according to package directions, and cool completely. Spoon custard into tart shells. Dollop with sweetened whipped cream; sprinkle with additional coconut.