Friday, January 18, 2013

Filthy Fifty #4 Friday-Pie-Day

Filthy Fifty #4 is all for you, my faithful readers. Based on your requests for my recipes...once a month I'm hosting Friday-Pie-Day. Although Dean suggested I have Pie-Day-Every-Friday. The plan is to share 10 pie recipes with you throughout the year. I gave myself December off because I already made TOO many pies during that month.

First up...Coconut Creme Pie, oh yes! I have been making this pie for a bazillion years. You are going to love it.

Combine in a medium saucepan
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbl Cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt

Gradually stir in 2 cups milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened.

Now you can use 1% or 2% milk if that's all you have. But if you REALLY want a velvety delicious pie then you should make a trip to the grocery store and buy yourself some good old Vitamin D whole milk. You really can taste the difference.

Beat 3 egg yolks until thick and pale.

See the color of those eggs...nearly orange. Those are farm fresh eggs supplied by Mother Clucker, Red, and Nuggett in the Garlick Press coop.

Gradually stir about 1/4 of the hot milk mixture into yolks tempering the eggs; add to remaining hot milk mixture...stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring constantly. And I mean CONSTANTLY. This is important unless you like chunks of burnt custard in your pie.

Remove from heat.

Stir in 1 cup coconut, 2 Tbl butter, and 1 tsp vanilla.

Spoon into 1 baked 9 inch pie crust. Don't worry I'll cover pie crusts in one of my next posts.

Beat 3 egg whites, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, and 1/2 tsp vanilla at high speed of an electric mixer until foamy.

Gradually add 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbl sugar, a tablespoon at a time, beating mixture until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2-4 min).

Spread meringue over hot filling, sealing to edge of pastry crust. Sprinkle with coconut.

Bake at 325 degrees for 25-28 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Now if you'll excuse me...Izzy and I have a slice of pie to eat but we do hope you enjoy this recipe!


  1. Lisa, I'm so excited you're going be sharing your famous recipes! I may actually be brave enough to bake my own pie someday... You are such a talented woman.

  2. Yummy! That looks divine! How do you stay so gorgeously fit with your pie-making ability? And is Izzy a doodle?

  3. Coconut cream pie is my husband's absolute favorite. That is one beautiful pie! I need to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Ahhh...coconut...mmmm... I can't wait to try this recipe! Coconut is one of our favorite flavors on earth. Apparently it's one of Izzy's favorites, too. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Lisa, this makes me so happy!!!! I cannot wait to see all the yum that you indulge us in! I will be printing every pie recipe!!

  6. Thanks Lisa. I'm excited to try it.

  7. Watch out Pioneer Woman you can't compete with Miss Lisa! Is this where I officially submit my request for your White Chocolate Banana Cream. Can't wait to see what's up next!

  8. This Filthy Fifty list of yours just gets better and better, Lisa. I'm so excited to follow along with your Friday-Pie-Days!

  9. Cute Izzy...seems like it's either her or those darling grandbabies that always steal the show!

  10. OK...I'm so sorry I wandered down to your older posts. Now I'm totally craving coconut pie. Your pictures make me want to take a bite out of my computer screen. Super cute puppy, too. :)

  11. Just out and about doing some blog stalking :) Love this blog! Love you!

  12. Do you have skydiving on your list, because I want to come- Gabe