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Coconut Cream Tarts

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total time 7 hrs, 18 mins
Yield Makes 8 tarts

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.