Coconut Custard Pie

Coconut Custard Pie is a classic dessert that combines the tropical flavor of coconut with the rich, creamy goodness of custard. It’s a delightful treat that can be enjoyed on any occasion. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making this delectable Coconut Custard Pie step by step. We’ll provide you with a list of ingredients and detailed instructions to ensure your pie turns out perfect every time.



Let’s start with gathering the essential ingredients for this delightful Coconut Custard Pie:


For the Crust
1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
For the Filling
1 1/2 cups of shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups of whole milk
1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of salt
For the Topping (Optional)
Whipped cream
Additional shredded coconut


Preparing the Crust

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Now, let’s get started with preparing the crust.


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar.
  2. Press this mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish.
  3. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until it becomes lightly browned. Set it aside to cool.

The crust serves as the delicious foundation for your Coconut Custard Pie, providing a crunchy contrast to the creamy filling.

Making the Filling

The filling is the heart of the Coconut Custard Pie, where the magic happens. Follow these steps to create the perfect custard filling.

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the shredded coconut to the melted butter and stir for a few minutes until the coconut turns a golden brown color.
  3. In another saucepan, heat the milk and cream over medium heat until it’s hot but not boiling.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt.
  5. Slowly pour the hot milk and cream mixture into the egg mixture while whisking continuously to avoid curdling.
  6. Return the combined mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  7. Once the mixture thickens, remove it from the heat and stir in the toasted coconut.
  8. Pour the coconut custard filling into the prepared graham cracker crust.

This luscious filling will create a symphony of flavors in every bite, with the sweetness of coconut and the richness of custard.

Baking the Pie

Now that your pie is assembled, it’s time to bake it to perfection.

  1. Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the filling is set and has a slight jiggle in the center.
  2. Allow the pie to cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate it for at least 2 hours or until it’s completely chilled and set.

The baking process ensures that your Coconut Custard Pie has the ideal consistency and sets beautifully.

Adding the Topping (Optional)

For the finishing touch, you can enhance the flavor and presentation of your Coconut Custard Pie with a delectable topping.

Before serving, you can top your Coconut Custard Pie with a generous layer of whipped cream and a sprinkle of additional shredded coconut for that extra burst of coconut flavor and a touch of elegance.

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