November 18, 2015

{The BEST} Classic Coconut Pie

Yum
Classic Coconut Pie ~ coconut deliciousness surrounded in moist-and-creamy, melt-in-your-mouth vanilla custard.  And that, my friends, is coconut goodness that just can't be beat.

Classic Coconut Pie ~ coconut deliciousness surrounded in moist-and-creamy, melt-in-your-mouth vanilla custard.  And that is coconut goodness that just can't be beat!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


Mounds Bars.  Almond Joy.  Those little coconut macaroon cookies you can {usually} get at the Chinese buffet.  The 4-layer coconut cake my mother-in-law makes each year for Christmas dinner.  What do all these things have in common? 

Coconut!  

And I can't get enough of them.  Each and every one.

I have always had quite a liking for the rich sweetness of coconut.  In fact, I've even on occasion been known to choose it over chocolate ... which for a confirmed choc-a-holic, is saying a lot.  While admittedly, the little coconut macaroon cookies you get at the Chinese buffet can  be a tad on the dry side, I'll still go for one {or three...} every time.

But do you want to know what beats all these coconut goodies, hands-down?  
This classic Coconut Pie.

Because not only is classic Coconut Pie coconut ~ it's coconut surrounded in moist-and-creamy, melt-in-your-mouth vanilla custard.  And that, my friends, is coconut goodness that just can't be beat.

Classic Coconut Pie ~ coconut deliciousness surrounded in moist-and-creamy, melt-in-your-mouth vanilla custard.  And that is coconut goodness that just can't be beat!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

This classic Coconut Pie recipe is from my mother-in-law, and it's truly the best coconut pie I've ever had.  Truthfully, I had forgotten about it until recently.  About a week ago, I had a slice of coconut pie for dessert when we were out for dinner.  I was so excited for my coconut pie treat, eagerly anticipating its sweet coconut deliciousness.

And then?  Disappointment.

That particular slice of coconut pie was grainy.  And dry.  And not at all the lusciously creamy, melt-in-your melt custardy coconut experience I know and love from this classic Coconut Pie.

So what did I have to do?

Bake up my own classic Coconut Pie to erase the memory of the disappointment, of course!

Classic Coconut Pie ~ coconut deliciousness surrounded in moist-and-creamy, melt-in-your-mouth vanilla custard.  And that is coconut goodness that just can't be beat!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

I think the secret to making this classic Coconut Pie so moist, creamy, and delicious is the use of buttermilk in making the custard mixture.  Buttermilk makes baked goods like biscuits and cakes tender and moist, so it only makes sense it would do the same for pie filling, right?

Or it could be the touch of vanilla the filling is laced with.  Or the yummy coconut.  Or ... the combination of all these wonderful things.

Classic Coconut Pie ~ coconut deliciousness surrounded in moist-and-creamy, melt-in-your-mouth vanilla custard.  And that is coconut goodness that just can't be beat!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

But whatever the secret, when baked up to its beautiful golden brown, this classic Coconut Pie just can't be beat.  Its moist-and-creamy, melt-in-your-mouth, custardy coconut goodness that may  just win out over chocolate {on occasion!} for you, too.

Classic Coconut Pie ~ coconut deliciousness surrounded in moist-and-creamy, melt-in-your-mouth vanilla custard.  And that is coconut goodness that just can't be beat!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Classic Coconut Pie
Source:  An old family recipe
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. self-rising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. coconut
  • pie crust for a one-crust pie
Directions
  1. Fit pie crust into an 8-inch pie dish. Set aside.
  2. Combine melted butter, sugar, flour, and eggs; whisk until well combined. Stir in buttermilk, vanilla, and coconut. Pour mixture into prepared pie shell.
  3. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees and bake for an additional 30 - 35 minutes until pie is set and golden brown on top.
  4. Cool to room temperature and then chill. Serve plain or with a small dollop of whipped cream.
Enjoy!


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7 comments:

  1. I hate it when a restaurant dessert is disappointing! It looks like it had big shoes to fill though. I'll have to make this!

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    1. Oh well, the disappointment gave me a good reason to bake. Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy the pie!

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  2. Buttermilk makes such a difference in so many recipes, another delicious dish from you...yum!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  3. This looks like a delicious classic. I don't usually pie self-rising flour- do you have to use that?

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  4. This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  5. What a great recipe and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

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