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Coconut And Meringue Cream Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 Pie shell, 9″, baked

FILLING

  • 1/3 c Sugar, granulated
  • 1/4 c Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 2 c Milk, whole
  • 1 can Cream of coconut (8-oz)
  • 3 Egg yolks; beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter/margarine
  • 1 c Coconut, flaked
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla

MERINGUE

  • 3 Egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. Cream of tartar
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar, granulated
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut, flaked
  1. For filling, in a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in milk and cream of coconut. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
  2. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot milk mixture into the beaten egg yolks, stirring constantly. Return all of the mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir till bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in margarine or butter till melted. Stir in the coconut and vanilla. Pour filling into baked pie shell.
  4. For meringue, let egg whites stand at room temp for 30 mins. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar on medium speed of an electric mixer till soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, till stiff peaks form.
  5. Evenly spread meringue over hot filling; seal to pastry edge. Sprinkle with the coconut. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 15 minutes
  6. Cool for 1 hour on a wire rack.
  7. Cover and chill for 3 to 6 hours before serving

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