Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie is fluffy and creamy homemade pie, loaded with coconut flavor, like your grandmas used to make.
Sometimes, it’s nice to treat yourself with a homemade dessert just like our moms and grandmas used to make. And if you are not really experienced in the kitchen, don’t be afraid, the recipe is not really complicated. All you need is a little effort and patience for everything to cool down and you will have a delicious pie on the table, just like the one you used to eat as a child 🙂
If you don’t have much time, you can even use a few shortcuts. You can buy a pie shell and cover the pie with frozen whipped topping. But, if you prefer to do everything by yourself, it’s really not that hard and nothing can compare with the aroma of the crispy, freshly baked crust that spread trough your home. To keep the pie shell crispy, cool it well before you pour the coconut filling on it. Custard also must be cool enough, but don’t chill it all the way to set, it should be barely warm, but still pourable, when you transfer it in the crust.
If you are like me and love the taste of coconut but hate it’s stringy texture, there is a solution for that. Instead of regular sweetened flaked coconut, just use the finely shredded unsweetened coconut which is cut in really small pices. But if you don’t have it, try putting the flaked coconut through the food processor to break it up into finer pieces and then reduce the amount of sugar in the pie.
Use the flaked coconut just for the topping, but toast it for a few minutes before that in the oven. It should get a nice golden – brown color and a crispy texture. While you bake the coconuts, keep an eye on it because it could easily happen that you get a pile of burnt coconuts (like it happened to me a few times).
After all, it is up to you weather to make the crust by yourself, mix the whip cream, bake the coconuts, or simply buy all the ingredients ready to use. Because, when you put it all together with this tasty, creamy coconut custard filling, your Old-fashioned coconut cream pie will definitely be heavenly 🙂