Cover pie shell with two layers of foil and bake in 450 degree F oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil and bake 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Combine coconut, graham cracker crumbs, pecans and sugar in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat egg whites just until foamy; add to the coconut mixture. Mix well. Pour into prepared pie shell. Bake uncovered in 350 degree F oven for 35 minutes or until set.
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Recipe courtesy Jackie Perez 2002 for FoodNetwork.com's Perfect Pie Championship Cook-Off Competition