Mary Ann's Famous Coconut Cream Pie
Posted by: Jerseygirl Mon, 5 Apr 2004, at 5:04 p.m.
Source: Gilligans Island Fan Club
3 egg yolks
Dash of salt
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup coconut
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 baked 9-inch pie shell
3 egg whites
Coconut for garnish
In the top of a double boiler over simmering water beat the egg yolks and salt.
Add the sugar, milk, and butter. As soon as the bottom pot boils, mix the
cornstarch with a small amount of water. Add it to the egg yolk mixture a little
at a time. Cook until thick, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Add the
coconut and vanilla. Pour the filling into the baked pie shell. Beat the egg
whites with a small amount of sugar and spread the meringue over the pie.
Sprinkle coconut on top and toast in the oven.
Makes 6 servings.