The easiest Coconut Custard Pie recipe — if I can do it so can you! No prebaking the crust required! This pie recipe will immediately become a favorite!
I have a confession.
Pies scare me.
I don’t create many original pie recipes here because they’re a nightmare to photograph and also because I’d eat the whole dang thing in one sitting if I’m not careful. I’m not good at making gorgeous pie crusts like Kirsten is (she’s an artist!). I pressed a fork around the crust of this one and called it good.
I’m cool with tarts; tarts I can do. I’m a lover of all things savory at heart, so this Vidalia onion tart is one of my favorite things (the bacon and feta don’t hurt!). This yogurt tart? It’s beyond perfect for summer and you’ll still be able to wear your bikini. YOU will, not me.
Truth be told, it’s that top crust that really scares me! How to make that top crust pretty enough to photograph is a difficult proposition! Of course, you all don’t have to worry about photographs, but isn’t it nice to have a “picture perfect” slice of pie on your plate?
When Robyn of Add a Pinch asked me if I’d be interested in a review copy of her book the answer was an immediate yes – first because she’s a friend, and second because I’ve always been a fan of her gorgeous site and delicious recipes. I knew her book, Add a Pinch, would be just as beautiful (and I was right…I love being right).
It’s full of classic southern recipes made easier and fresher. It just so happens that we love EASY and FRESH here at Rachel Cooks! The book arrived at my door with the sweetest, sweetest note from Robyn (it brought tears to my eyes!), an amazing wooden spoon, and a huge cast iron pan.
The book is filled with stunning photography, great tips, and easy to navigate recipes. Some recipes that caught my eye were:
- Oven-Fried Green Tomato Caprese Stacks
- Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Zucchini
- Broiled Grouper with Lemon Basil Butter
- White Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Shells
- Grandmother Earlene’s Creamed Corn
- Parmesan Garlic Biscuit Rolls
- Georgia Peach Crisp (making this as soon as it’s peach season in Michigan!)
Obviously I have some cooking to do! Then there was this coconut custard pie that clearly caught my eye. It has a short ingredient list and only one crust (phew!). You don’t have to prebake the crust and you don’t have to temper eggs or anything like that. This pie is obviously a good fit for pie-fearful me (and you?).
Want a couple more summer perfect pies like this Coconut Custard Pie?
- Cherry Lime Galette
- Fresh Blueberry Pie (my absolute favorite summer pie!)
- Chocolate Pudding Pie (with homemade chocolate pudding)
- Strawberry Hand Pies from Add a Pinch
- Key Lime Pie from Add a Pinch
- Low Carb Lemon Sour Cream Pie from All Day I Dream about Food
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 3 large eggs
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 unbaked pie crust (Robyn has a recipe in her book!)
- Preheat the oven to 325°F.
- In a large bowl, combine the sugar, coconut, buttermilk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Pour into the piecrust.
- Bake until the top is golden brown and the center is set, about 45 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.
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Husband’s take: We all enjoyed this on Easter and I didn’t hear a single complaint!
Changes I would make: None are necessary!
Difficulty: If I can do it, so can you.
Disclaimer: Robyn was kind enough to send me a review copy of her book but I was not obligated to share it with you guys. All opinions are my own – it’s a gorgeous book!