Kittencal's Bakery Coconut Cream Pie


  • 1 (9 inch) deep dish pie shells, baked (a 10-inch is even better!)
  • 1 1⁄4 cups 18% table cream (or use half and half cream)
  • 1 1⁄4 cups coconut milk (or use 2-1/2 cups of 18% table cream or half and half cream)
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut (use soft finely flaked coconut only)
  • 3⁄4 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream, unwhipped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sweetened flaked coconut


1 _ In a saucepan, heat half and half with the coconut milk over medium heat, until steaming.

2 _ In a large bowl,whisk 1/2 cup sugar with the cornstarch; whisk in the eggs until blended.

3 _ Gradually mix in hot milk mixture into the egg mixture to thin, in a steady stream.

4 _ Return the mixture to saucepan; cook, over medium heat, whisking constantly, for about 10 minutes, or until thickened to pudding consistency.

5 _ Transfer to a bowl; stir in coconut extract (if using) and vanilla then mix in 1 cup coconut.

6 _ Place plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding mixture; refrigerate until cool.

7 _ In a bowl, whip whipping cream with 1/4 cup of the remaining sugar to soft peaks.

8 _ Set 1-1/2 cups of the whipped cream aside to use for topping.

9 _ Fold the remaining whipped cream into the cooled filling; spread into pie shell.

10 _ Using a piping bag, or with a spoon, garnish top with reserved whipping cream.

11 _ Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons toasted coconut.

12 _ Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until set or for up to 1 day.