The Very Best Coconut Cream Pie with an authentic pie crust, creamy coconut custard, whipping cream and toasted coconut!

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This Coconut Cream Pie has an authentic pie crust recipe and is filled with a creamy coconut custard pie filling recipe, and topped with whipped cream and dusted with toasted coconut. This is the best pie recipe and can be enjoyed throughout the year. For the pie filling recipe you will need half and half, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, butter and flaked sweetened coconut. For the topping, you will need toasted coconut. For the full step by step pie recipe, you will want to take a look at the An Affair From the Heart recipe site.

For this coconut dessert recipe, you will need a blind bake pie crust. To pre-bake or blind bake a pie crust, you start by rolling out your pie crust 1/4 inch thick. You can either purchase the pie crust from the store or make a homemade pie crust. Lay the pie dough on your pie plate and form the pie crust edge. Then poke a few holes into your pie crust with the tines of a dinner fork. This will help to keep the pie crust from bubbling up. Then take a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, or double up some regular aluminium foil, and press the foil into the bottom of the pie pan, rolling the edges inward, so they are underneath the pie crust edge. Make sure that the pie crust is pressed down tight. Bake the pie crust in your preheated oven at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. Then carefully remove the aluminium foil and bake for an additional ten minutes or until the pie crust is baked and golden brown. Then cool the pie crust completely before filling.

Homemade whipped cream is a recipe that is light and creamy, soft yet rich, and easy to dollop onto coconut pies and cake recipes and ice cream. Some people get intimated when they think about making homemade whipped cream, and instead, they go out and buy some whipped cream from the grocery store. But there is no need to feel pressure when it comes to making homemade whipped cream, as there are just a few tips for successful whipped cream every time. It only takes the tiniest bit of effort to make whipped cream and serve real whipped cream, and the rich flavor and the wonderful texture of real cream really are worth it. You want to use these tips to make sure your whipped cream whips up as quickly and lightly as possible. You want to make sure to start with chilled heavy cream. Cold cream whips up the quickest and the lightest. Start by chilling the bowl and the whisk or beaters for at least 15 minutes before whipping the cream, as this will speed things along, too. To make homemade whipped cream, in your stand mixer with a whisk attachment, start by pouring cold heavy whipping cream, the extract and the powdered sugar. When using a stand mixer, you can chill the mixer bowl and the whisk attachment in the freezer for about 30 minutes before you make the whipped cream. Then whisk until stiff peaks form. Use a large chilled bowl with metal working the best, and a whisk, or standing mixer, or electric beater. Heavy cream whips up to at least three times its volume so one cup of cream will yield about three cups whipped cream, and it tends to splatter around quite a bit while being whipped, so be sure to use an extra large bowl.

You will find this coconut dessert recipe on An Affair From The Heart recipe site. On the site, you will find dessert recipes, the best pie recipes, coconut desserts, side and salad recipes, entertaining recipes, holiday recipes and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts of the Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie from An Affair From the Heart
Ingredients: Pie crust, half & half cream, eggs, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, butter, flaked sweetened coconut, heavy whipping cream, coconut extract, powdered sugar, toasted coconut.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings* Per Serving: Calories 406, Calories from Fat 252, Total Fat 28.0g 43%, Saturated Fat 19.2g 96%, Cholesterol 118mg 39%, Sodium 117mg 5%, Potassium 75mg 2%, Carbohydrates 35.7g 12%, Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%, Sugars 25.9g, Protein 3.7g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 5%, Iron 3%

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