Luckily, I knew that although I wouldn't be able to eat this pretty pie I would have more than enough willing participants. If you make it, they will come! Everyone was truly please with this pie and said that the flavor was perfection. My pie crust was less than desirable on the aesthetic scale, so if I could just get some tips on how to crimp a pie crust I think I will have this recipe down pat.
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1. Yeast Bread - Check.
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3. Cream Pie - Check.
4. Creme Brulee
6. Cream Puffs
7. Crown Roast
8. Fried Chicken
9. Roux - Check.
10. Pasta and Cream Sauce - Check.
11. Roasted Turkey and Gravy - Check.
12. Chocolate Pudding - Check.
13. Layer Cake - Check.
14. Souffle - Check.
15. Chicken Stock - Check.
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Coconut Cream Pie
Adapted from Emeril Lagasse
- 1 blind-baked 9-inch pastry shell (pastry shell baked for 10-11 minutes)
- 2 1/4 cups whole milk
- 3/4 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup for the egg whites
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 3/4 cups toasted coconut
- 1 tablespoon butter
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a saucepan, whisk the 2 cups of the milk and 3/4 cup sugar together.
Place the pan over medium heat and bring the liquid up to a simmer. Whisk the egg yolks together. Temper the hot milk into the egg yolks. Whisk the egg mixture into the hot milk mixture.
In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining milk, making a slurry. Whisk the slurry into the hot milk mixture.
Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until the filling is thick, about 4 to 6 minutes. Fold in the vanilla,
Mix well. Pour the filling into the prepared pan and cool the pie completely.
Using an electric mixer with a whip attachment, whip the egg white to soft peaks. Add the remaining sugar and whip the egg white to stiff peaks. Spread the egg whites over the top of the pie.
After the eggs whites are spread over the top of the pie, use a butter knife to pull the meringue up into peaks. Place the pie in the oven for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown.Click Here for My Adapted Printable Recipe