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