Monday, June 15, 2009

Coconut Cream Pie, Don King Style


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut- toasted
  • MERINGUE (double this to make enormous peaks)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut


Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; gently stir in vanilla and coconut. Pour into crust.
For meringue, beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a small bowl, on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Spread evenly over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Sprinkle with coconut.
Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 3 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator.


Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Looks just like him.

Ronnie said...

YUM. Don King Pie. You're funny.
Sounds way good. Your photography is great. I'm thinking of replacing my Canon S2 with a Nikon D90. Any suggestions?

Linda Crispell said...

Ronnie-You are so kind to compliment my photos. I am still figuring things out, like how to focus! The person to ask about cameras is Farmer Julie, I have a link to her under my "favorites". She has some of the loveliest photos I have ever seen!!!
Your Pal,

Coco said...

It also looks like the girl child on The Simpsons. I haven't seen the show in years so I can't remember her name. Seems a little more appetizing though than Don King. But you def made your point with that one.

Don King Cream Pie Get it here....