This recipe makes two glorious pies of exquisite coconut custard with lightly sweetened clouds of meringue floating over.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups flaked coconut
- 4 egg whites
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 2 (9 inch) pie shells, baked
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.)
In the top of a double boiler, combine egg yolks, milk, 2 cups sugar and flour. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and coconut. Pour into 2 pie shells.
In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 1/3 cup white sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pies, covering completely.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.