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!

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Coconut Cream Pie is a classic. This creamy, dreamy coconut cream pie recipe will quickly become a family favorite!
4.93 from 95 votes

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 8
Course Dessert
Calories: 518kcal
Serving Size 1g
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

For the Toasted Coconut Topping

  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut

For the Coconut Custard

  • 1 1/2 cups 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. 

Nutrition 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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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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338 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. After the first time I made this pie I knew this was THE ONLY Coconut Cream pie recipe I would ever need. I’ve made it several times now and everyone loves it, even some folks who are not huge coconut fans. The custard filling in this recipe is perfection and could be eaten with or without a pie crust! I’ve made it with coconut milk but I don’t usually have it. I use half and half instead. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe

  2. It’s true. This is the best I’ve ever had My husband dropped the whole thing. It splattered across the cabinets and into the next room. He said he thought he managed to leave the dirty part on the floor. Lol! If that isn’t a testament, I don’t know what is!

  3. So good! The directions were simple to follow and I loved how it turned out. I added two tablespoons of rum to the custard before putting it in the pie shell and would highly recommend it that way as well 😉

  4. Hello Robyn!
    Thank you in advance for what looks to be a most awesome recipe! In the past, I’ve been intimidated by making puddings and custards because my eggs seem to cook in little bits in the pudding and I always have to try to strain them out, making the pie so much more work! I want to make this for my 84 year old Mother who loves fresh coconut cakes and coconut cream pie!
    I have a homemade crust that turned out good that I was telling her about, that she wants to try. And so I feel confident, that with your recipe, all will go smoothly! Thanks again for sharing!
    God bless!

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