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Homemade Coconut Pie

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


This old fashioned homemade coconut pie requires just a few simple ingredients and bakes in just 35 minutes!



  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened coconut
  • 9” premade pie crust or homemade pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the pie crust on a baking sheet.
  2. Combine egg yolks, milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Stir in coconut. Pour into pie shell.
  4. Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool before slicing.


  • You can tell this coconut pie is done when it has just a slight jiggle to it and it is golden brown on top.
  • Keep the pie refrigerated up to 3 days
  • To freeze the pie, allow to cool completely then store in an airtight container or wrap. It keeps up to 3 months in the freezer. To eat, simply thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Keywords: coconut pie