Monday, December 22, 2014


What’s on the menu for Christmas dinner? Darling Daughter 2 is bringing the pies. She brings my husband a pecan pie and—I hope—is bringing a chocolate pie for me.

When my mom was alive, she always made wonderful pies and candy. The only time all year that she made candy was for Christmas. Her pies were the hit of any dinner, though. Her coconut cream pie was fabulous. Mmm, I salivate just thinking about her pie.

I thought I’d give you the gift of sharing her recipe with you.


¾ cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs with yolks separated from whites
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon  vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut
9 inch pie shell, baked

Mix sugar, flour and salt well. Beat yolks of eggs slightly. Add the milk and stir well. Cook slowly until mixture thickens. Add ¼ cup of the coconut. Pour into pie shell.

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add 3 tablespoons of sugar and beat a little more, then top pie. Make sure egg white mixture meets edges of crust. Spinkle with remaining coconut. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

And if you are in need of last minute presents, please remember books  make wonderful gifts. Of course, I prefer you give and/or read my books. My latest is STONE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS, a Stone Mountain Texas book. The buy link at Amazon is At that site, you can find my other 19 books and 5 box sets. 

Thanks for stopping today!


Veronica Lee said...

Mmmm! Sounds delish!
Hi! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog via GFC.
Have a nice day!

Beautiful Disaster said...

I'm not a huge fan of coconut but I know my family will enjoy this :)
Merry Christmas,