The coconut custard filling in this pie is sensational, but the real surprise is the coconut streusel topping that 's sprinkled on just before it 's run under the broiler and served.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 (9 inch) pie shell
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Beat eggs slightly, stir in white sugar, salt and vanilla. Gradually stir in milk. Add 1/2 cup coconut to filling, and reserve remaining 1/2 cup for the top. Pour filling into pie shell.
Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until knife inserted into center of pie comes out clean. Cool pie completely.
Before serving, mix 1/2 cup coconut with butter and brown sugar. Sprinkle on top of pie. Broil, about 3 or 4 inches away from heat, for 2 to 4 minutes.