Mary’s Coconut Cream Pie

~ Shopping List ~

  • 3/4 cup sugar (white)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 pie crust (baked)
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons margarine (or butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut

~ What to do ~

Microwave sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes.

Beat egg yolks lightly with fork.  Stir small amount of hot mixture into the yolks (be careful not to put too much or you’ll cook the eggs).  Pour egg yolk mixture into the rest of the hot mixture, mix well.

Microwave 1.5 minutes then stir well and microwave an additional 1.5 minutes.  Add margarine/butter and vanilla mix well.  Then add coconut, mixing well.

Pour mixture into baked pie crust.

Topping:  Beat 3 egg whites and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar until whites are foamy, gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.  Beat until stiff peaks form.  Top the pie.

Bake at 350 degrees until browned (about 12-15 minutes).