This is a rich pie that 's made with evaporated milk, lots of milk and eggs, and plenty of coconut. The filling is cooked until thick and creamy, and it 's immediately poured into a baked pie shell and chilled.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 cups milk
- 1 1/8 cups evaporated milk
- 1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
- 3 egg yolks, beaten
- 4 teaspoons butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, salt, cornstarch, and flour. Gradually stir in milk, evaporated milk, and coconut. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, continuing to stir. Remove from heat.
Place egg yolks in a medium bowl. Slowly pour 1 cup of milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining milk mixture in saucepan.
Return mixture to heat. Bring to a boil, then boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in butter or margarine and vanilla extract.
Pour mixture into baked pastry shell. Chill at least 3 hours before serving.