Double Coconut Cream Pie
Contributed by Diane S.

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Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Pies & Pastries

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1                    Pie shell, 9" -- baked
     1/3  cup           Sugar -- granulated
     1/4  cup           Cornstarch
     1/4  teaspoon      Salt
   2      cups          Milk -- whole
   1      can           Cream of cocnut (8oz)
   3                    Egg yolks -- beaten
   2      tablespoons   Butter/margarineter
   1      cup           Coconut -- flaked
   2      teaspoons     Vanilla
   3                    Egg whites
     1/2  teaspoon      Vanilla
     1/4  teaspoon      Cream of tartar
     1/3  cup           Sugar -- granulated
   2      tablespoons   Coconut -- flaked

For filling, in a med. saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
Stir in milk and cream of coconut. Cook and stir over med. heat till
thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 mins. more. Gradually stir about 1 cup
of the hot milk mixture into the beaten egg yolks, stirring constantly.
Return all of the mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir till bubbly. Cook and
stir 2 mins. more.  Remove from heat.  Stir in margarine or butter till
melted.  Stir in the coconut and vanilla. Pour filling into baked pie shell.
For meringue, let egg whites stand at room temp for 30 mins. In a mixing
bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar on med. speed of an
electric mixer till soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add sugar, 1
tablespoon at a time, till stiff peaks form. Evenly spread meringue over hot
filling; seal to pastry edge.
Sprinkle with the coconut. Bake in a 350~ oven for 15 mins.  Cool for 1 hour
on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 3 to 6 hours before serving.

  posted by Per serving:  561 cal, 38 g
total fat (12 g sat fat), 84 mg chol, 233 mg sod, 49 g carbo, 1 g fiber, 7 g

 Source:  Teresa Cicchella of Englewood, FL; in BH&G (2/94) :: MM by Sue
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