Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 34 Nilla Wafers
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp melted butter

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Instructions
 

FOR THE CRUST:

  • Adjust oven rack to the middle and heat oven to 325 degrees. In a foodprocessor, add cookies, coconut,sugar, flour and salt. Blend for about30 seconds. Add melted butter and pulse about 6 pulses. Transfermixture to 9 inch pie plate. Press crumbsfirmly into bottom and upsides of plate. Bake 18 to 22 minutes. Transfer plate to wire rack andlet crust cool.

FOR THE FILLING:

  • Whisk 1/4 cup whole milk, egg yolks, cornstarch and salt togetherin alarge bowl. Bring sugar and remaining 2 3/4 cups whole milk tosimmerin large saucepan over medium heat. Slowly whisk half of hotmilk mixture into yolk mixture to temper. Return milk-yolk mixtureto remaining milk mixture in saucepan. This nextstep islaborintensive: whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until custardisthickened and 180 degrees(use a quick-read meat thermometer).Remove from heat and stirin coconut and vanilla. Pourfilling intocooled crust and spread into even layer. Spray piece of parchmentpaper with PAM and pressflush onto surface of custard to covercompletely to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until cold andset for at least 3 hours.

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • Using stand mixerfitted with whisk attachment, whip cream,sugarand vanilla on medium low speed until foamy, about 1 minute.Increase speed to high and whip untilstiff peaksform, about 1 to 3minutes. Spread whipped cream evenly. Sprinkle coconut overtop.
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