Coconut Cream Pie

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Nothing beats a homemade pie! Chef Debbie Iverson from Harmons joined us with her recipe for a coconut cream pie… the perfect dessert to celebrate Pioneer Day with!

Coconut Cream Pie

Flakey Pie Crust


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cup shortening, cold
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 5 tablespoons ice cold water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put flour and salt in large mixing bowl with shortening. Using a pastry cutter, cut the shortening into the flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add beaten egg, ice water and vinegar to small bowl. Mix well.
  4. Add egg mixture to flour mixture until mixture forms a ball.
  5. Divide the dough mixture into two even-sized mounds. Use your hands to form each one into a disk. Do not over mix.
  6. Roll out with rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to a circle larger than pie pan; about 1/8 inch thick. You can freeze any remaining dough.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown
  8. 2 (9-inch), double crusted pies or 4 single pie shells

Coconut Cream Pie Filling


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup Cornaby’s Thick Gel or corn starch
  • 2 cups whole milk, divided
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • ¾ cup coconut
  • toasted coconut for garnish
  • sweetened whipped cream for garnish


  1. In medium mixing bowl whisk together sugar, salt and Cornaby’s Thick Gel. Whisk in ½ cup milk and egg yolks until smooth.
  2. In heavy bottomed medium saucepan mix together remaining milk and cream. Whisk constantly until near boiling.
  3. Remove from heat and while whisking briskly, slowly add hot milk to egg mixture.
  4. Return to saucepan continuing to cook on med-high heat. Constantly whisk until liquid thickens.
  5. Remove from heat add butter, coconut extract and coconut. Stir until mixed well.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and cool for at least two hours. Fill in favorite pie crust. Garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

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