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July 27, 2017

THE ULTIMATE COCONUT CREAM PIE


Hello Loves....
I so hope you are enjoying these summer months!
Have I ever got a treat for you today.
Let's talk PIE!!!!
My father-in-law's favorite pie
was Coconut Cream Pie so I was able to
find THE recipe that proved to be
THE ULTIMATE COCONUT CREAM PIE!!!
He loved it so much......

Now those of you who live in Texas
will recognize this...
This recipe was published in
the FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM
in April of 1997.
It is THE very pie
served in LUBY'S CAFETERIA.
LUBY'S was kind enough to share their secret.
So clip this and save it for all of those
YOU love !!! 


LUBY'S COCONUT CREAM PIE
This recipe makes 2 pies

5 cups Half and Half
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 extra-large eggs
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 1/4 cup coconut
2 baked pie shells

THE MERINGUE
8-9 extra large eggs (whites only)
1 t. cream of tartar
1 1/2 cup sugar


For the filling, combine the half-and-half and butter
in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, cornstarch,
vanilla and salt until cornstarch is completely dissolved
and mixture is well blended. Gradually add the mixture 
to saucepan, stirring constantly with a whisk.
Cook about 1 minute until thickened.
Add the mini marshmallows and 1/4 cup coconut.
Cook and stir until marshmallows melt and mixture
is smooth. Pour into baked pie shells
and refrigerate about two hours.

Now for the meringue, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until
soft  peaks form. Add the sugar in increments
while continuing to beat. 
Beat until stiff peaks form. 
Divide the meringue between two pies
and sprinkle with remaining coconut.
Bake 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
We prefer this served at room temperature
but some prefer it cold....
this is THE most luscious coconut cream pie ever!


5 comments:

  1. I have heard of Luby's. That used to be my favorite pie also. I would love one bite ,please. Your pie looks so good and the meringue just is the best. That picture of your pie , in the red dish,needs to be in a magazine. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Oh dear Susie..I hope you make this pie...it really is the ultimate..I was over the moon that I was able to serve him the best of his all time favorite!!!! Thank you for visiting today...so appreciate your visit..hugs dear one!

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  2. OMGOSH, Betsy- This sounds RICH and delicious. It is my favorite cream pie. I am copying this recipe over. My granddaughter is applying to schools that will teach her to be a patissier. She is only 15 and has said that is what she wants to do (since she was 8 or 9). She loves to bake. I will let you know how ours turns out. xo Diana

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    1. How wonderful Diana...I look forward to see how you like it...it's a prize recipe in my book!

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  3. If I could jump right through this screen, I would be in your kitchen asking for a slice! I remember my mom making Coconut Cream pie and your recipe is on my list to try! Have a great weekend, my friend, XOXO

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