Recipe for Coconut Pie

Ingredients

Serves/Makes:1 9" Pie

Ingredients
1 baked 9" pie shell
2 cups (475 ml) milk
3 eggs, separated
2/3 to 3/4 cup (175 ml) sugar
heaping 3 tbsp (45 ml) all purpose flour
dash of salt
1/2 stick real butter
hand full of coconut
Meringue:
3 egg whites
level 6 tbsp (90 ml) sugar
1/4 to 1/2 tsp (2 ml). cream of tartar
1/2 tsp (2 ml). vanilla flavoring

Instructions

Preparation
Put milk in a 2 to 3 qt. heavy sauce pan, on to warm (not boil) over medium heat.
Mix together the flour, sugar and salt.
After milk is warm, add the flour mixture to it.
Cook until it is almost thick.
Slightly beat eggs yolks, and add to the egg yolks approximately 1/2 to 1 cup (225 ml) of the hot milk mixture
Mix it up then add this back to the the sauce pan with the remaining hot milk mixture, and continue to cook until thick, take off the stove and add the butter and coconut, and stir together until butter melts.
Let cool a little, then pour into the baked pie shell.
Put Meringue on top, making sure that the meringue touches the sides of the pie shell so it will not shrink away
Sprinkle some coconut on top of the meringue
Bake in a 350 degree (175 C.) oven until the meringue is as brown as you want it.
Preparation of the Meringue:
Beat the egg whites until frothy and start adding the sugar, one tbsp at a time.
Add the cream of tartar, and beat until stiff peaks form.
Add the Vanilla Flavoring.





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