Sunday, April 21, 2013

Grandma's Coconut Pie

I have been wanting to make this for so long.  I went to my Grandma's house during spring break and spent the afternoon listening to old stories and going through her recipe box.  My niece and I were trying out something with Grandma's Red Velvet Cake recipe and instead came up with accidental Whoopie Pies.  Other than the fried red velvet fail, I had the most wonderful time at her house.

We were looking through her recipe box trying to find The Coconut Pie recipe.  I swear I found at least four other recipes for coconut pie.  Each time I pulled one out and asked if it was The One, she would say "No darlin', you'll know it when you find it".  She was so very right.  This is what The Coconut Pie recipe looks like.

I could hardly read what was on it.  This is one of those that you know is good because it's been handled so much.  Grandma said she's had to rewrite the recipe on here at least 4 times.  I look forward to this pie at all of our fall get togethers.  Of course, she has it memorized.  She's good like that.  On to the recipe.

Coconut Pie

2 pkg frozen coconut
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups sugar
1 stick butter (melted)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon extract (I used lemons juice)
4 eggs
2 frozen pie crusts

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Thaw the coconut and melt your butter.  Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.  Place your pie crusts on a baking sheet and fill each pie crust. Be careful.  This will completely fill both pie crusts.  Carefully place the cookie sheet with the pies on it in the oven.  Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden on top.  Take out and let cool completely.  Enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I know I would LOVE this pie! Looks wonderful...and it doesn't get any better than an old family favorite huh? Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck...please come again soon.