one 9-inch pie

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in top of a double boiler. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored; add to sugar mixture, mixing well. Add milk; cook over boiling water, stirring constantly, 20 minutes or until mixture is very thick and smooth.

Step 2

Remove from heat; gently stir in 1 cup coconut and vanilla. Pour filling into pastry shell.

Step 3

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over hot filling, sealing to edge of pastry. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Cool to room temperature; chill.

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