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This creamy, dreamy Coconut Cream Pie recipe is a favorite dessert for entertaining! It’s a classic and a coconut lover’s dream!

Coconut Cream Pie is a classic. This creamy, dreamy coconut cream pie recipe will quickly become a family favorite! // addapinch.com

And this, my friends, is a Coconut Cream Pie dreams are made of. Well, at least in my book.

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

A perfectly flaky and delicious pie crust filled with rich, creamy coconut custard layered with mile high whipped cream and topped with toasted coconut. Now, what in the world could be wrong with that?

Making this pie is really one of those times that the effort pays off ten-fold when everyone takes their first bite.

They begin with, “Oh my gosh, this is the best coconut cream pie I’ve tasted.” And then they ask, “Did you make this? Can I have your recipe?”

I love it when that happens.

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This recipe calls for using coconut milk in the coconut custard. While that definitely gives the most flavorful result, you can substitute with whole milk or half-and-half, if needed. But if you have a true coconut lover in your midst, I really suggest you try it with the coconut milk in the custard. It’s amazing!

It also calls for my homemade pie crust. Now, that recipe is as simple as… well… pie to make, but if you need to use a refrigerated pie crust instead in a pinch, it works just fine.

Other Favorite Pie Recipes

Classic Peach Pie – always a hit with those juicy peaches!

Best Pecan Pie – heirloom family recipe!

Apple Pie – what a classic!

Peanut Butter Pie – so easy and no bake!

…and so many more pies to try!

So many of my readers love this pie as much as my family does! I can’t wait for others of you to try it.

Here’s my Coconut Cream Pie recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

4.96 from 147 votes

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Dessert 35 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 8
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Coconut Cream Pie is a classic. This creamy, dreamy coconut cream pie recipe will quickly become a family favorite!

Ingredients  

For the Toasted Coconut Topping

  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut

For the Coconut Custard

  • 1 1/2 cups canned coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Whipped Cream

Instructions 

  • Prepare pie crust according to blind-baking instructions of recipe.

For the Toasted Coconut Topping

  • Spread coconut evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Place into 350º F oven for 8-10 minutes until coconut has just begun to turn brown.
  • Set aside to cool.

For the Coconut Custard

  • Pour coconut milk and half-and-half into a liquid measuring cup. Add egg yolks and whisk together with milks. Set aside.
  • Add sugar and cornstarch to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk egg and milk mixture together once more and then slowly begin to add to the sugar and cornstarch, whisking together constantly.
  • Bring custard mixture to a boil. Switch to a rubber spatula or wooden spoon and continue to stir constantly. Boil one minute.
  • Remove from heat and add butter, coconut, vanilla and salt.
  • Spread custard into pie crust. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until set, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Spread whipped cream on top of coconut custard. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, top with toasted coconut.

Notes

For the coconut milk in this recipe, you can use sweetened or unsweetened according to your personal preference. 

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. Most custard recipes seem to use heavy cream. Is there a reason yours uses half and half? Just a little nervous as I want my pie to be creamy and delicious. Thanks!

    1. Julie, you can use heavy cream if you want but I have found that the half-and-half and the canned coconut milk make this pie very creamy and delicious.

    2. 5 stars
      I was nervous about the half and half, but I shouldn’t have been. This was a perfect coconut cream pie – fit for the finest diner! (As a NJ girl, that is high praise.). My only caution would be the instruction to “stir constantly” – I needed to stop stirring long enough to see if the custard was boiling.

    1. Kathleen, you can freeze this pie up to 3 months. You can freeze the pie after step 8 and the pie has set in the refrigerator. Wrap securely with freezer wrap and freeze. Then the person who receives the pie can let the pie thaw before adding the whipped cream topping and serving. Or, you can complete the pie with the whipped cream and toasted coconut, wrap securely or place in airtight freezer-safe container and freeze. Hope this helps.

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