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COCONUT CREAM PIE

COCONUT CREAM PIE
COCONUT CREAM PIE

COCONUT CREAM PIE

Ingredients

2 cups milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons margarine
1 cup coconut
1 (9-inch) pie shell, baked
3 egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

Preparation

In a medium bowl, microwave milk on high for 2 1/2 minutes. Combine 2/3 cup sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir into scalded milk. Microwave on high 2 minutes; stir. Blend small amount of hot milk mixture into beaten egg yolks; stir yolk mixture into hot milk mixture. Microwave on high 2 minutes. Add vanilla and margarine, stirring until margarine melts. Stir in coconut. Pour into pie shell. In a bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing to edge of pie shell. Bake at 300 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until meringue is lightly browned.