i have two standby recipes for coconut cream pie. one involves the stovetop, constant stirring, and homemade custard. the other involves instant pudding and cool whip. guess what ties for the prize? this pie so easy and so full of coco-nut-i-love-you. try it and see.
coconut cream pie. easy.
1 baked pie shell
1 small (3 oz.) box instant pudding, coconut
1 small (3 oz.) box instant pudding, vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups coconut
1 (8 oz.) tub whipped topping
In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk until it thickens. Fold in one cup of coconut and half the tub of whipped topping into the pudding. Pour into the prepared pie crust. Spread remaining whipped topping on top of pie. Sprinkle with remaining coconut (broil for toasted topping.) Refrigerate and serve chilled.
*sometimes i add 1 teaspoon coconut flavoring. delicious with or without.
*also try banana cream pie. easy.: substitute banana pudding for coconut, and fresh banana pieces for coconut. top with sliced bananas. (and eat quickly, the banana version ain't pretty for more than a day!)