French Coconut Pie

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (3 1/2┬ľounce) can shredded sweetened coconut (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, eggs, flour, sugar, coconut, and milk. Pour into pie shell. Bake until firm, about 45 to 60 minutes.


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I made it Christmas...my family love it!!!! I give it a 5 star all the way!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This his recipe was so quick and easy to put together. I have written this recipe in my personal handbook and I'm sure I will use it again and again. I made 1 pie for my husband and 1 pie for my 96 year old Aunt Kitty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great pie! I didn't have plain milk so I used heavy whipping cream. So good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading the recipe I thought it called for the addition of vanilla. I added 1/2 tsp. of double strength vanilla. Then read the reviews and found that several people felt the same. I thought the pie was wonderful. Will make it again and it was so easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
GREAT PIE!!!!!!!! I have friends that don't like coconut, so I just omit it & it turns out like a custard pie!!!! SOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great, fast and easy. I use canned coconut milk instead of regular milk and I throw a handful of chocolate chips in the mix just to jazz it up. This is my "go to" dessert when I'm in a hurry or my husband invites people over for dinner without advanced notice. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
it's okay! i think it's missing something. tasted too plain item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an amazing recipe and inexpensive to make if you make your own pie crust. I made 2 pies for a get together and got rave reviews with the following changes: 1. Added a large package of coconut flakes (guessing 3 cups 2. Replaced half n half for the milk (the French would do this : 3. Added a tsp. of vanilla. Next time I will add chocolate chips to the recipe for a great variation. Thanks Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
No flavour item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love how easy and delicious this recipe is. I took others advice on the extra coconut, and adding vanilla. I can't wait to reveal this at my family's July 4th picnic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a few edits. 1-I toasted the coconut 2-I added a teaspoon of vanilla 3- I topped the pie with piped whipped cream It is a simple but effective recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make, good flavor....I have to agree with previous comments that it tastes like custard. If you like coconut and custard...this is a great combination! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I knew that this was not a coconut cream pie before I started making it, but, in the end, I think I was just a bit disappointed in the taste of the pie. It has a perfect consistency. It tastes quite "eggy" as someone mentioned. It tastes much like an egg custard pie with coconut in it. Very good (especially if you like egg custard pie, but personally I think I'll make coconut cream next time. I added some flaked coconut on top during the last 10 minutes of baking, just for looks. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Looks delicious!! When she says a can, does that mean drained or undrained? Can't wait to make for christmas item not reviewed by moderator and published
delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy (even for pie. Made for Thanksgiving, all of it got eaten! Added an extra cup of coconut. Baked up beautiful, but this is a regular, not a deep dish recipe. So in a deep dish pan, it is a little shallow, roll the crust in to the filling. Coconut lovers look out! item not reviewed by moderator and published
couldn't have been easier... after reading reviews i made it with the following additions: add'l 1 cup coconut, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp almond extract, topped with 2 tbsp slivered almonds. sooo delicious, thank you paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband can not get enough of this! He is going to gain a lot of weight if he doesn't slow down!! Thank goodness I don't care for Coconut Cream Pie that much. I did not have a Pie Shell and he asked me to make it without one. He loved that even more! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
"SUPERDELICIOUS!" and also amazingly fast to make...just a few perfectly selected ingredients. Chalk one more "fantastic dessert recipe" up to Paula... item not reviewed by moderator and published
... strong smell and taste of egg... i have made better pies.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think I may cry...I LOVE coconut so I used 2 cups of "Bakers" brand shredded, sweetened coconut from a bag, 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 1/2 cup of sugar (instead of 3/4 c.sugar) but the rest of the recipe I followed exactly. It's amazing. Granted, most people may not like 2 cups of coconut, but it's like a big-ole warm macaroon... I also used a frozen Pillsbury pie crust already in a 9" deep dish from the supermarket--let it thaw 10 min. before filling. Then, I baked it covering the crust edges half way through. 350 for 50-55 minutes. It's just sitting there on the counter mocking me...It's gonna take all I have not to eat it all before morning... Awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ohh! I love how Paula Deen makes everything so delicious and wonderful, you are not afraid of using real butter and every recipes you make are awesome, i am your biggest fan. chefvicky! item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE this recipe! Make it for all my parties. It's the first to go! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually made this with a oil made crust I found online and it was just the right density and texture for this pie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a delicious pie! I've made it several times because it's so quick and easy to make. I suggest covering the crust with foil during the last half of baking so the crust doesn't brown too much and I only cook for 45 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe... simple and delicious. My family enjoyed it.. We had it for Thanksgiving and now for Christmas. Reminds me of my childhood. Only had to cook my pies for 45 minutes.. cooked two @ a time.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the most wonderful, easy and beautiful pie. Thank you so much...now my sisters all claim it as their find...I have to make every holiday and not just one... thank yoy so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This reminded me more of a tart than a pie. Very rich and moist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too runny and very strong taste of egg. Just ok! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula's recipes was great but I tried a couple of different things. I used 1 lemon zest, only 1/4 stick of melted butter and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and it came out so so good!! I liked the citrus flavor popping in my mouth and not just sweetness from coconut. Try it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with Kelly's (Allison's) changes including the suggestion for the pie crust. My one addition: a teaspoon of my own homemade Tahitian vanilla as I can't resist using that whenever possible! The pie came out perfectly wonderful...a simple, light dessert...the subtle flavors don't cancel each other out. Really good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was watching Paula's Home Cooking yesterday and saw her make this pie. It looked quick, easy & delicious; and it is! I made it today for my family and they loved it. Thanks Paula for another great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't keep record of who made the comments, but I did add some of the reviews when I copied the recipe quite some time ago. The changes I show below may have been from a person named Allison and her review is no longer included in this recipe section. Strange. I used a Marie Callendar 9" deep dish frozen pie shell. It is not defrosted before you put the filling in and the crust doesn't burn because of that. Baked at 350 F for 45 minutes and let cool. WONDERFUL. Here are the changes to the custard recipe: 3 eggs - 2 TBL flour - 1-1/2 cups milk - 1/2 stick butter, nelted - 1/2 cup sugar - 1 cup flaked coconut. That's it. Make sure you add the butter to the milk, sugar and flour BEFORE you add the beaten eggs because you want the butter to cool. Otherwise, you would end up with scrambled eggs. I use an immersion blender to make sure that everything is blended well before pouring into the pie shell. This takes no time at all and is delicious. Have this saved in my FAVORITES section. Hope you enjoy this adaption because I find it delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very quick in easy pie. I did change it a little upping the eggs to four and the milk to 2 cups as well as adding a tsp of vanilla. It made a fuller pie, very full so put your crust in the oven on a cookie sheet then pour in the filling. I used graham crackers to make the crust since I wanted it for this evening and I didn't start it until 4 pm. I baked it at 375 degrees and then dropped the temperature down to 350 degrees as someone else suggested and took it out when center was set. I'm sure it would be excellent made using Paula's recipe exactly as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pie is so easy and just wonderful. It will forever be my coconut pie recipie to use. Paula never lets us down! item not reviewed by moderator and published
can't find allisons suggestions item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this soo many times. My officemates keep asking me when I will bring one to work again. Very easy and truly delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made exactly as directed... Quick,easy,delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I make this pie I have to give myself a lecture before it comes out of the oven. Because I would sit down and eat the entire pie. It is truly delicious and extremely easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I made this I didn't get to try it because my family ate it before I could taste it. Second time I made this for a super bowl party, and it was a MAJOR hit. I even had people asking me for the recipe. I would definitely recommend this to people. item not reviewed by moderator and published
HI, can someone write me how Allison made this recipe more custardy. I cant seem to find her post. Exact ingredients she used would be great or ecen copy and paste her post over again towards the top. Thanks! Ready to bake today. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pie was the best I have ever eaten. I have made it several time and have to stop myself from eating the whole thing in one sitting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I first must admit that I am in no way, shape, or form a baker. Nonetheless, I follow instructions step by step, and I liked the idea of Alison's suggestion by making the pie more custard-y. Unfortunately, my pie did not "congeal" as I think it should have. It didn't set up properly (which I'm not blaming anyone for since I know I definitely do not have the Midas touch in regards to baking) even after being in the fridge (although it was edible, don't get me wrong). The taste of the pie was pretty good, only it wasn't as creamy as most custard pie's that I've had before. It was like I was able to taste the milk and the coconut, but they didn't work together to produce that delish coconut-custard taste that I know and love. As I said, I'm not a baker (lol). As far as the cocconut custard pie not setting up as perfectly as I expected, I did follow each step of the recipe carefully, and took all precatuions as far as letting the oven preheat properly, not opening the oven door (and it is a brand new oven), not overmixing...all of that. I've noticed that I made a pumpkin pie as well another time that, too, didn't "set" properly. Darn me! Overall, I will not be making this pie again BUT I will hand Alison's recipe over to my friend who does bake very well, and maybe I then can enjoy this pie the way it was intended! Thank you, Alison! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loved this pie. In fact everyone at the table had seconds...even though I had 3 other desserts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For those looking for Allison in RI's suggestions, look for AliJoi5 Nov 3, 2008. Here are the changes she suggested : 3 eggs, 2 tbsp. of flour, and 1 1/2 cups of milk, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and a little sprinkle of nutmeg on top of the pie. I personally have used the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was really great. I did tweak it a little. I added a cup of crushed pineapple, 1/2 cup of dark syrup, and a tablespoon of vanilla extract. I use a Pillsbury refrigerated crust in a tart plate and cooked the crust in the oven for about 10 minutes before I added the filling. After I filled the crust, I added 15 minutes to the cook time to make sure it was done in the middle the pie and it worked great for me. I know I changed it up a bit but we all have different preferences and this worked. By using a little large pie plate and adding the cook time, it was a little less custardy and browner.... LOVED IT.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first time I made a coconut pie and the recipe was so easy and delicious. I couldn't find the coconut in a can, so I used the bag coconut-it worked well. I did add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, as I like the taste of vanilla. My husband loved it, it's his favorite pie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a huge fan of easy recipes that don't require alot of ingredients and have minimal clean up. This is definitely a pie that can be thrown together last minute! I made it for the first time last week and loved it so much, I made it again a few days later! Everyone LOVE IT! I can't wait to share this recipe:) Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Gave it 4 stars as written, but with the changes reviewer Alison suggested, it's definitely a 5 star pie. Easy dessert to throw together for last minute company, especially if you use the Pillsbury roll-out refrigerated pie crust! It's all I can do not to eat the leftovers for breakfast this morning!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is so easy and oh so good. I forgot to cover the crust with foil but I will remember the next time. I couldn't stop eating it. It is best when it is warm. Thanks for another quick easy receipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a quick go-together pie... perfect for a last minute dessert. Definitely will make it again. I served it with a big spoon of Cool Whip on top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this pie a gazillion times. I do use regular sweetened coconut found in every supermarket. It's extremely simple and delicious. I lost recipe and came to computer to print another one when I decided to read comments and decided to add my rating. Five stars! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pie taste ok but not the best . I think there are other recipes that are better and tasty than this one. This was easy one to do but not as expected. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I adjusted the ingredients per Allison in NJ's suggestions and it turned out delicious. Using only 1 cup of milk as in the original recipe would not have filled the pie crust. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best coconut pie! So easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a more traditional coconut custard pie but loved the simplicity of this recipe. Soooo, if you're like me, give this recipe a try with the following changes. I did and the pie came out just right - coconut-y and custard-y - yum. First, I used 3 eggs, 2 tbsp. of flour, and 1 1/2 cups of milk. I kept the butter the same (1/2 stick). I used 1 cup of bagged shredded sweetened coconut. I have never heard of coconut in a can - must be a Southern thing. Anyway, I found the original recipe to be a little too sweet so I used 1/2 cup of sugar. I added 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and a little sprinkle of nutmeg on top of the pie. I then covered the crust with foil and let bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. I uncovered the edges and let cook for another 8-10 minutes. My father is one avid coconut custard lover (he orders them from all over New England) and he LOVED this pie made this way. Perfect. Not runny, not heavy, with a buttery crisp layer of coconut on top. If you do not increase the filling in this way, the result is more of a tart, not pie, with just a little bit of custard... but still great flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is sooooo EASY!!! You can put it together in minutes. I'm not a big fan of coconut, but I love this pie. I make it for holiday gatherings and there is NEVER any left. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night for dessert. I actually threw it together after dinner and while it cooked, the smells got everyone's taste buds going. We did eat it warm, and yet it was really good, but I can't wait to try a piece cold today :) Great simple and easy recipe for coconut lovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this Pie in 10 minutes on a whim after watching it on Paula's show. What a quick, easy and YUMMY pie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paul love you, I have made alot of your receipes, but this one was not as good as I thought and I love coconut. I don't understand, why is like it is not cooked under the coconut that is on top of the pie, I made it twice and it came out the same. Is that how it soppose to taste? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very easy pie recipe. And not too much coconut. There are a lot of people who say "Oh I don't like coconut" but this is super tasty, not too sweet. It's got a great custard texture. I had a bag of coconut, not a can and it worked just fine with that! Enjoy, we all did! :O) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just had to try this pie and have friends over to taste test. Like I knew it would, it got rave reviews and I will definitely keep this pie in the front of the recipe box. Thanks Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this pie is absolutly amazing except the crust was a little soggy it could have used more time to cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
made it several times.easy to make and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First I would like to help you with the canned coconut issue. YOU CAN PURCHASE CANNED GRATED COCONUT IN A LATIN SUPERMARKET. I had a hard time finding it myself. I combined this recipe with another of Paula's (Lua). Used 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Many reviewers said it was too bland. That was not my complaint. The pie was way too sweet. Canned coconut comes in heavy syrup. I don't think that it needed and additional 3/4 cup of sugar. Plus the consistancy was too rich. Did not go over well in my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will make this recipe again. It was a hit with my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this pie several times and I love it. I've never thought it tasted like eggs like some reviewers, but it can be a little watery. Substituting condensed milk seems to work better, along with not overcooking it. (Pie-baking 101) item not reviewed by moderator and published
everybody in my family really liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this pie for Thanksgiving because my husband loves coconut and I wanted to make something new. It was fantastic. It was such a hit that I had to make another one for everyone. I did follow the advice of another person that rated this recipe and it came out perfect. 375* for 35 min and 325* for 20 min. This is a pie I will make all year and especially on the holidays. My family says it is the best coconut pie they have ever had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This french coconut pie is incredibly delicious! It turned out to be better than i thought it would be. Everyone loved it! You have to try it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and custard-y. Exactly what I was looking for. The recipe calls for a "can" of coconut. Not sure I'm familiar with that, but I used regular bagged sweetened shredded coconut, and it came out perfect. Paula provides us with another great one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love custurd pies so I thought this was great. I may add another egg and a little more milk to have more custurd to fill a deep dish pie crust. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first attempt at coconut pie, and it couldn't have been easier. Mix it up, dump it in, and bake!! I would definitely recommend it- taste great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a coconut fan but the custard like texture of this coconut pie is really good. It is quick and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe should be called Coconut Egg Pie or Coconut Quiche. The pie has the taste, smell, and consistency of eggs. I hate eggs and could barely choke down a bite. My husband loves eggs and he liked the pie. But if you hate eggs like I do, this is NOT the recipe for you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pardon the pun, but this was a lovely pie. It was easy to make, and my husband absolutely loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use half and half in place of milk, also added a half teaspoon of real vanilla item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this pie! Paula, you are the best! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Whenever I need a quick impressive dessert, I always go back to this recipe. I have made it 5 times before today. it is delicious and simple to make. I agree with some of the previous comments. Definitely a good idea to cover the crust, and my cooking time was about 35 minutes, at 350degrees. Enjoy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just like everybody else, it is that good. Don't be fooled at how simple it is because it's just right. Anyone can make this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy to make! The perfect pie for coconut lovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super Easy and tastes wonderful, made some homemeade whipped cream to top it perfectly! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I took me minutes to put this together and it's the easiest pie I've ever done and such short notice. Cut them in small squares as an appetizer side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the easiest BEST pie that I have ever made. Paula you rock girl. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This could be my new favorite pie! It is delicious and sooo easy to make with only a few minutes of prep time. Mmmmm custard....coconut...What's not to love here? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy. My husband is diabetic and has been wanting a good old fashioned coconut custard pie. This was great substituted with 1/2 cup of splenda instead of 3/4 cup of sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the best item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Christmas because I wanted a change from the traditional pecan and pumpkin pies. This is so easy and delicious. The pie disappeared so fast I had to make a second one while everyone waited. I added a touch of vanilla and cinnamon to the second pie and it was a huge hit. This will be a regular dessert in my house! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe. Simple to make and delicious taste. I used a frozen pie crust. Reminds me of the great food we used to enjoy visiting relatives in Edenton, North Carolina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the best coconut pie I've tasted. The best part was how simple the recipe was. I will make it again, the next time I fall off my diet. But will have to remember to cover the crust edges with foil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this pie for Christmas. It was super-easy and turned out beautifully. Only took about 40 min to bake though, so keep an eye on it! As noted in some of the other reviews, you should cover the crust until the end so it doesn't get too done. I would definitely serve this for company or bring as a hostess gift. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the easies pie to make and is delicious. My mother-in-law loves this pie. I would recommend this for recipe for all cooks including beginners. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a coconut lover but am a lover of this pie. Ms. Great job Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have missed having this pie since I left the east coast many years ago. It is the same coconut custard pie I grew up with. I used an 8" pie pan because it tends to be too shallow if you use a 9" deep dish, absolutely yummy. Remember to put foil on the crust if it is browning too much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i like paula's stuff but this was terrible. all i could taste was scrambled eggs. i gave this to my sister, who doesn't care for coconut anyway, and after one bite she literally spit it out of her mouth. she was disgusted. so was i. i threw out the whole pie right away.....i would be too embarrassed to give this to anyone to eat. it would ruin my baking reputation! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What kind of topping goes on top of this pie? Don't have a rating yet, just the question. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I believe that that was the easiest pie I ever made. My husband absolutely adored it. Thank You for your shows and thanks for another way to make my husband even more happier with me. Your great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was really excited about making this pie, coconut is my boyfriends FAVORITE. But!! It didn't turn out so great. It's so-so. I'd actually give it a 2.5. It's very custard-like, actually pretty mushy. I baked it FOREVER too. When I saw that it was mushy I was hoping it would be like a giant macaroon, but no. My boyfriend also thought that it wasn't sweet enough. Hope this helps!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mom loved this but thought it was too sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make. The pie has a creamy texture and is quite delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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