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French Coconut Pie

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: French Coconut Pie. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member eastmemphismama.

 
I think when you hear “easy as pie” it’s in reference to this pie—this very pie, French Coconut Pie, submitted by eastmemphismama. This pie is as easy as is it gets, and mighty, mighty good too. I mean real, real, good. Like “slap your pappy, call the news, hide in the closet to eat the whole thing, not caring that you have to run ten miles to work it off” kind of good.

And I did say easy, right? Easy as pie.

(I’ve never been known to be obnoxious. No, not me.)

Let’s get started.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: French Coconut Pie. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member eastmemphismama.

Begin with basic ingredients: beaten eggs, sugar, flaked coconut, melted butter, white vinegar, vanilla extract, salt, and a 9″ uncooked pie shell (I used a prepared frozen one from the grocery store—NOT deep dish). Be sure to check the recipe page for the full list of ingredient measurements.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: French Coconut Pie. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member eastmemphismama.

Grab a bowl large enough for mixing all the ingredients. To the sugar, add the melted butter, beaten eggs, white vinegar and vanilla extract. And don’t forget the pinch of salt.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: French Coconut Pie. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member eastmemphismama.

Then goes in the flaked coconut.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: French Coconut Pie. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member eastmemphismama.

Mix all together well.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: French Coconut Pie. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member eastmemphismama.

Don’t think I didn’t think about taking a large bite. The raw eggs stopped me.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: French Coconut Pie. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member eastmemphismama.

Pour the pie filling into the unbaked prepared pie crust. Bake for an hour at 350°F. I placed the pie on a cookie sheet for baking to avoid any spillage or bubbling over.

How easy was that? Now you just have to wait.

For a whole hour.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: French Coconut Pie. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member eastmemphismama.

Bake until golden brown. There’s nothing quite like toasted coconut is there? Total yumminess.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: French Coconut Pie. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member eastmemphismama.

Cool (if you can wait that long) and enjoy!

Many thanks to eastmemphismama for sharing this recipe with us all. My husband couldn’t be more thankful.

 
 

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French Coconut Pie

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This is a recipe passed down to me from my great grandmother Pearl. I absolutely love this pie and I hope you do too!

Ingredients

  • 3 whole Eggs, Beaten
  • 1-½ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Flaked Coconut
  • 1 stick Butter, Melted
  • 1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 whole 9" Uncooked Pie Shell

Preparation Instructions

Mix filling ingredients well and pour into the pie shell. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.

 
 
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Amy Johnson is a blogger who writes about food, travel, the home (both inside and out), and various observations and random musings about anything and everything. Visit her blog She Wears Many Hats for a dose of deliciousness, practicality, hilarity, or just plain fun. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.

 

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Jenna Smith on 5.23.2011

The links to the recipe page are broken. Can they be fixed please?

Tracy Earley on 5.15.2011

just put one in the oven…so we will see!

Debbie Adams on 5.12.2011

I’ll be enjoying my last summer at home with my twin boys before their senior year in college. (Hopefully by next summer, they’ll have jobs and apartments of their own!)

Linda on 5.12.2011

Lots of plans….first grandchild coming in November….lots to do before then along with lots of prayers and purchases!

lolismum on 5.11.2011

This is an easy and great tasting pie. However,
1) Use unsweetened coconut, otherwise it’s really really sweet. Like, sickeningly sweet.
2) Depending on your pastry/pie shell, you may want to reduce the butter. I used the pie shells from WFoods, they are flaky and buttery, which render them impossible to cut (even when completely cool) without falling apart. Plus the pie becomes too rich.

Jackie Chandler on 5.9.2011

I made this pie this weekend, it turned out great, best coconut pie I have tasted yet.

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adobesol on 5.6.2011

I made it and it is nice, very easy to make and looks wonderful!

Amy on 5.1.2011

this looks so delicious. I think I need to make this for my derby party on Saturday or for mother’s day.

Debi on 4.30.2011

This is an awesome recipe. Tastes wonderful and is very quick to get it in the oven. Thanks so much for sharing.:)

Rhonda on 4.28.2011

This is one delicious pie!!!! I had to make it. Everyone, including my husband who hates coconut, loved this pie. I was surprised he even took a bite, but when he did, he asked me to cut him a slice. :) Then both my kids told me how good it was…

Suzie-Q on 4.28.2011

I LOVE the beautiful dish used in the photo—goodness gracious!
(Oh. The pie looks good too!)

TomiK on 4.28.2011

Charlenetoo…my family had an old recipe for “vinegar pie” that is generally this base recipe with chopped pecans and golden raisins. Since nearly no one would try it when they found out the name, I looked up the ‘history.’ Apparently as folks moved out west in the pioneer days, lemons were very hard to acquire, so the vinegar did the trick instead. Now instead of “vinegar pie” I’ll just add “french” to the name and it should be received with the same enthusiasm as it has great taste! Can’t wait to make this coconut version.

Sally B. on 4.27.2011

I do one really similar to this except it has pineapple in it too….it’s delish also!

Patty on 4.27.2011

A drizzle of chocolate sauce over a slice would probably make it taste like a Mounds candy bar! Yum.

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georgiapellegrini on 4.27.2011

Amy, I can almost taste this! Beautiful.

sandy16502 on 4.27.2011

My husband LOVES coconut so I can hardly wait to try this out on him. It looks VERY good.

BobbyCarol on 4.27.2011

I made this tonight and I can not say enough good things about this recipe! Goes together and comes out looking EXACTLY as pictured! Sooooooo flippin’ yummy!!

Side note: I had to use a deep dish pie shell because that’s all my market had in the frozen section. I made the recipe for 8 instead of 6 and cooked it about an extra 15 mins and it came out perfectly. :)

Peyton-Leigh on 4.26.2011

Okay, this site is the reason I can’t drop the baby weight from two years ago!! :D This pie looks DELISH!!!! Can’t wait to try it!!

Nancy Jo K on 4.26.2011

I currently have the coconut pie in the oven at 350 degrees — and will bake for 1 hour (per the recipe). I’ll let all of you know how it turns out. And yes, I used 1 tbsp. of vinegar!

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eastmemphismama on 4.26.2011

Oh and to clear up any questions, use sweetened coconut.

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eastmemphismama on 4.26.2011

Oh my goodness! I am so excited! I just noticed that my recipe was on the blog and I am beyond thrilled that so many people love it. My great grandmother Pearl was an amazing woman and I think of her every time I make this pie. This just made my whole week!

Megan McDougal on 4.26.2011

Just made this and it is incredible! It’s dangerous to have in the house I can’t stop eating!

Natalie @ Perrys' Plate on 4.26.2011

Wow. The crust on that pie alone makes me really, really, happy. Beautiful post and equally beautiful recipe! Thanks Amy and eastmemphismama!

Happy When Not Hungry on 4.26.2011

Wow this looks beautiful! I love coconut pie. It looks so tasty and delicious!

nancypants on 4.26.2011

That looks insanely delicious! I want some NOW.

Diana Dean on 4.26.2011

My son who is visiting mentioned on Easter how much he loves coconut. I saw this recipe and made it yesterday for him- it is DELICIOUS! I’m not a pie lover but this was really, really great. Thanks for sharing.

April G. on 4.26.2011

It’s like a macaroon in a pie! Now I know what I’m bringing to a barbecue next week!

I wonder what would happen if you put pecans on top, sort of like a coconut pecan pie? Hmmmmm….

Joan H on 4.26.2011

I made this last night……..oh my tastebuds!

Alison on 4.26.2011

Please tell me what you mean by one stick of butter……1/2 cup or 1 cup of butter??? I have 1/2 cup sticks and one cup sticks…..help!!! i’m in the middle of making this fabulous pie! Thanks!!

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kristen02 on 4.26.2011

I grew up eating this pie, and have made it as an adult. You can use sweetened or unsweetened coconut- I haven’t found it to make a difference. If you don’t like coconut, you can make it without the coconut- it’s then an easy custard pie.

carkye on 4.26.2011

I have a version I make that has cream instead of vinegar. I also like to use Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. My brother won’t share his pie so I always have to make multiples.

Manda Lou on 4.26.2011

I was wondering the same thing….. sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

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Patricia @ ButterYum on 4.26.2011

Oh my… looks incredibly fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

juliana on 4.25.2011

Oh. My. Goodness. I am making this at the first possible moment!

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callimakesdo on 4.25.2011

I’m not a fan of coconut, but you’ve made it look so tempting! Maybe I’ll make it for my father-in-law for his birthday. He loves coconut and all things French, since he lived there. Happy Birthday Amy! I’ve seen the tweets today.

Jenn Oates on 4.25.2011

It’s in the oven, oh, yes it is. Nobody but me to eat it, but that’s okay.

Leatha on 4.25.2011

After seeing this yummy picture I went out and bought some coconut and made this for dessert. It was a HUGE hit with the family. One of my 12 yr. sons ate two slices! GREAT recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

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Very Culinary on 4.25.2011

Saw the post, checked the pantry for the ingredients, and voila…I had this by lunchtime. To. Die. For. Highly recommend.

EllyC on 4.25.2011

Man, Ree, that looks FABU! May have to try this one too, Hubby loves coconut!

janet on 4.25.2011

sorry, but what do you mean by the full recipe?

kerryfromthedairy on 4.25.2011

Is the coconut sweetened or unsweetened?

Obidia on 4.25.2011

Yum! That looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it.

dewdle on 4.25.2011

Looks yummy!

I wondered if something was wrong with the site because it loaded so slowly it was like dial-up days. So once it finally loaded, I looked at the image file size – wow!…they’re twice as big as Pioneer Women’s pics. Maybe the photographer’s camera has a more compressed setting?

Amy from She Wears Many Hats on 4.25.2011

Hey y’all!

Whoops on the oven temp. Follow the full recipe directions – those are the correct ones. Sorry!

Happy Baking!

~ Amy

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} on 4.25.2011

Coconut PIE!? Totally loving this recipe!!

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Rickey Rudy on 4.25.2011

missamy! Thank you for sharing this recipe. My hubby and I both love coconut! We used to do a coconut cake for our birthdays. We usually have to throw out some of the cake since we can’t eat it all.
This will be perfect! Wish I’d had it for Easter dinner yesterday.

YUM, THANKS AGAIN!!!

Katrina on 4.25.2011

Beautiful pie. I’m a sucker for coconut flavour!

Erin on 4.25.2011

Bump on the 350 or 400 degree question from above….what is the correct baking temp pretty please? :)

Lois Arnold on 4.25.2011

This looks delicious. It’s a must try for me — I LOVE coconut anything and especially coconut pie!

Robyn | Add a Pinch on 4.25.2011

I just love coconut and this pie looks like a little slice of heaven!