Indulge in the nostalgic flavors of a classic Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie. This delightful dessert features a flaky pie crust filled with a creamy coconut custard and topped with fluffy whipped cream and toasted coconut. Get ready to experience the comforting and irresistible taste of this homemade treat.
For the pie crust:
1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of cold unsalted butter, cubed
3-4 tablespoons of ice water
For the coconut custard filling:
1 1/2 cups of full-fat coconut milk
1 1/2 cups of whole milk
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
1/3 cup of cornstarch
4 large egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of sweetened shredded coconut
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
For the topping:
1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
📖 Let’s get baking:
1️⃣ Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
2️⃣ Start by preparing the pie crust. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the cold cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough comes together.
3️⃣ Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a disk. Roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle and carefully transfer it to a 9-inch pie dish. Trim and crimp the edges as desired. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork to prevent it from puffing up during baking.
4️⃣ Bake the pie crust in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until it turns golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
5️⃣ In a medium saucepan, combine the coconut milk, whole milk, granulated sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, and salt. Whisk until smooth. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the sweetened shredded coconut and vanilla extract.
6️⃣ Pour the coconut custard filling into the cooled pie crust, spreading it evenly. Smooth the top with a spatula. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours, or until the custard is fully set.
7️⃣ In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread the whipped cream over the chilled coconut custard filling.
8️⃣ Sprinkle the toasted sweetened shredded coconut on top of the whipped cream, covering the surface of the pie.
🥥🍰✨ Your Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie is now ready to be enjoyed! Slice it and savor each bite of this creamy and coconutty delight.
✨🥥🍰✨ Get ready to transport yourself to the past with