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Great Grandma's Coconut Cream Pie

Old fashioned dessert recipes are the very best. This Coconut Cream Pie is just that…. the recipe was handed down to me by my Great Grandmother & I’m passing it on to all of you. We call it the best ever ’round these parts.

Great Grandma's Coconut Cream Pie

Serves: 6-8
Prep: 20 Min
Cook: 1 Hr 10 Min
Method: Stove Top

  • 1 c milk
  • 1 c sweetened, flaked coconut
  • 1 c light cream
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pie crust.
  • 8 oz whipped cream
  • pre-made pie crust


  1. Bake pie crust according to directions on package and cool completely.
  2. Place milk and light cream in a double boiler. Add sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp. cold water to corn starch. Stir well.
  4. In a bowl beat egg yolks until they are light. Add the corn starch mixture to the yolks. Mix well.
  5. Add egg mixture to the milk mixture in the double boiler.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  7. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and coconut. Stir. Let stand 30 minutes.
  8. Pour into prepared crust. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 30 minutes or until set.
  9. Remove plastic wrap. Cover with whipped cream.

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