COCONUT CREAM PIE

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Yield 3- 9“pies

Ingredient

  • 3                                             PIE CRUST
  • 1 c 1 tbsp                             MILK,NONFAT,DRY
  • 5 ¼ c                                      WATER,WARM
  • 1 c                                          SUGAR,GRANULATED
  • ¾ tsp                                     SALT
  • ¾ c                                         CORNSTARCH
  • 1 c 1tbsp                              SUGAR,GRANULATED
  • 1 ½ c                                      WATER,COLD
  • 6                                             EGGS,WHOLE,LARGE
  • ½ c                                         BUTTER
  • 3 ½ c                                      COCONUT,PREPARED,SWEETENED FLAKES
  • 1 c                                          COCONUT,PREPARED,SWEETENED FLAKES
  • 5 tsp                                      EXTRACT,VANILLA

METHOD:

  1. PREPARE AND DIVIDE DOUGH:  Prepare ½ Pie Crust recipe chill dough at 40 degrees for 1-1 ½ hours. Divide dough into 3-7-1/2 oz pieces for bottom crust; place on lightly floured board. ROLL DOUGH:  Sprinkle each piece of dough lightly with flour; flatten gently.  Using a floured rolling pin, roll lightly with quick strokes from center out to edge in all directions.  Form a circle 1 inch larger than pie pan and about 1/8 inch thick.  Shift or turn dough occasionally to prevent sticking.  If edges split, pinch cracks together. BOTTOM CRUST:  Fold rolled dough in half; carefully place into ungreased pie pan with fold at center.  Unfold and fit carefully into pie pan, being careful not to leave any air spaces between pan and dough. REMOVE EXCESS DOUGH:  Trim overhanging edges of dough by using a knife or spatula.  (Incorporate excess dough into next crust, if needed.)  There should be little excess if skill is used in weighing and rolling dough. BAKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNCOOKED PIES:  Bake crusts at 425 F. for about 15-18 minutes, or until light golden brown.  Cool before filling.  Proceed with the recipe directions.
  2. Reconstitute milk. Add sugar and salt; heat to just below boiling. DO NOT BOIL.
  3. Combine cornstarch, sugar, and water; stir until smooth. Add gradually to hot mixture. Cook at medium heat, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes until thickened.
  4. Stir about 1 cup of hot mixture into eggs. Slowly pour egg mixture into remaining hot mixture; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  5. Add butter or margarine and vanilla; stir until well blended. Cool slightly.
  6. Add prepared sweetened coconut flakes to filling; mix well. Pour 3-1/4 cups filling into each baked pie shell.
  7. Sprinkle 1/3 cup coconut over each filled pie.
  8. Chilled pies may be topped with Whipped Cream.