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Coconut Cream Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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This Coconut Cream Pie recipe is made from scratch and well worth the effort! It's made with a creamy coconut custard filling and topped with sweetened whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pie recipe


Pie crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour fluffed, spooned and levelled
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into cubes
  • 3-4 tablespoons cold water


  • 2 cups coconut milk *
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Pie crust:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or fork until you see pea-sized chunks of butter remaining.
  3. Gradually add in cold water, stirring each time until you can press it together.
  4. Form it into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or freeze for 30 minutes until chilled.
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  6. Roll out to fit a 9" pie plate.
  7. Press into the pie plate and up the sides. Try to get as high up the sides as you can as the pie crust may shrink when it bakes. Trim the edges and crimp or leave as desired. Poke the bottom and the sides with a fork all over to help prevent puffing (or use pie weights if you have them).
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes until light golden brown. Set aside to cool while you make the filling.


  1. Combine coconut milk, sugar, eggs, and corn starch in a large saucepan. Whisk thoroughly until combined.
  2. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until very thick. This can take up to 10 or 15 minutes -- be patient! You don't want to increase the heat too much and risk a lumpy filling.
  3. Pour into cooled pie crust and press a piece of parchment paper on to the top. Refrigerate until well chilled, or overnight.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconut as desired and serve.

Recipe Notes

*You can absolutely uses regular milk for this recipe and increase the coconut extract to 2 teaspoons.