Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie: A Slice of Timeless Delight


Transport yourself to a bygone era of delectable desserts with a slice of Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie. Every creamy, coconut-infused bite of this classic dessert embodies nostalgia and comfort. With this cherished recipe, you’ll be able to savor the flavors of yesteryear.

Ingredients (Serves 8):

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 prepared 9-inch pie crust (store-bought or homemade)

For the Coconut Cream Filling:

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

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional shredded sweetened coconut, for garnish


1. Prepare the Pie Crust: If using a homemade pie crust, prepare and bake it according to the recipe’s instructions. If using a store-bought crust, bake it according to package directions. Allow the crust to cool completely.

2. Make the Coconut Cream Filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together the granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually whisk in the whole milk until smooth. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a gentle boil.

3. Temper the Egg Yolks: In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks. Gradually whisk about 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture into the beaten yolks to temper them. Pour the tempered yolks back into the saucepan and continue cooking, stirring constantly, for an additional 2 minutes. The mixture should be thick and creamy.

4. Add Coconut and Vanilla: Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the shredded sweetened coconut and vanilla extract. Mix well to combine.

5. Assemble the Pie: Pour the coconut cream filling into the cooled pie crust, spreading it evenly. Use a piece of plastic wrap to gently press against the surface of the filling to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours or until the filling is set and chilled.

6. Whip the Cream Topping: In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until it starts to thicken. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue whipping until stiff peaks form.

7. Top and Garnish: Spread the whipped cream over the chilled coconut cream filling. Sprinkle additional shredded sweetened coconut on top for an extra burst of coconut flavor and visual appeal.

8. Serve and Savor: Slice and serve this Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie to transport yourself to a simpler time of delightful desserts. Each spoonful combines a velvety custard-like filling with the delicate sweetness of coconut, all nestled in a flaky pie crust.

A Taste of Tradition Indulge in the timeless allure of an Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie. With its creamy filling, rich coconut flavor, and dreamy whipped cream topping, this dessert is a tribute to the cherished recipes that have stood the test of time. Share a slice with loved ones and relish the warmth of tradition in every bite.