Best Ever Coconut Cream Pie

Verla posted 06-01-99

Best Ever Coconut Cream Pie

Pie shell:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup Crisco or other vegetable oil
2 Tbl. milk
2 Tbl. sugar
1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Mix all together with a fork in a bowl until it all clings together. Pat into a 9 inch pie pan. Prick holes in dough with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.

2 cups milk
1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbl. butter
1 1/3 cups grated coconut

Whipping cream whipped or Cool Whip®
1/3 cup coconut, toasted

Heat 1 1/2 cup milk in saucepan until warm. Stir flour and salt together into remaining 1/2 cup milk. Add mixture to hot milk. Cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes on low heat.

Beat eggs with sugar. Slowly pour into hot mixture. Cook for two minutes. Add vanilla, butter, and coconut, after removing from heat. Cool.

Pour into baked cooled crust. Cool; top with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Refrigerate several hours before serving. Serves 8

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