Bakers Square Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Indulge in one of your favorite treats without having to leave the house. This copycat Baker’s Square Coconut Cream Pie recipe is a dessert masterpiece.

Baker’s Square is famous for its pies, especially in the Midwest. This is one of their best pies and I recreated the recipe for you right here. Now, you can make homemade pie at home, it isn’t too hard!

a slice of Bakers Square coconut cream pie on a blue plate

What do you think of when you think of coconut pie? Is it the slightly-nutty flavor? Or maybe it transports you to a tropical vacation. For me, I think of a thick slice of homemade pie from Baker’s Square, with fluffy whipped cream on top. This is the perfect way to finish a meal and it pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee.

How To Make Coconut Cream Pie

There are two ways to make a coconut cream pie. There is a regular pie and a black-bottomed version. If you are making the black bottom version this will add about 1 hour to the pie-making process. You will want to add your chocolate layer before you add the coconut cream layer. I recommend using dark chocolate, or bittersweet chocolate for this. You may find milk chocolate to be too sweet.

crust for coconut cream pie

What’s in coconut cream pie?

Here are the ingredients I used in my coconut cream pie filling.

  • Half and Half – you can use heavy whipping cream if you have it on hand, it will just alter the flavor a little bit.
  • Eggs
  • White Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Vanilla Extract
coconut cream pie crust with chocolate layer in it

What is the blackened bottom of coconut cream pie?

This is my favorite way to make this pie. It’s basically melted chocolate with some milk mixed in. Be careful when you melt the chocolate for this layer. You don’t want to scald it.

Can You Freeze Coconut Cream Pie?

Fresh-baked coconut cream pie will last about 4-days in the refrigerator.  Cream pies do not freeze well. Since this is a no-bake pie when you go to thaw it, the texture changes. I recommend just eating it as soon as you make it.

Homemade Coconut Cream Pie

Here’s my recipe for homemade coconut pie. You are going to love it!

black bottom coconut cream pie slice with pie behind it

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a slice of Bakers Square coconut cream pie on a blue plate

Bakers Square Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

There is no need to go out for pie when you can make one like Bakers Square Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Cream Pie, Pie Recipes, Pies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 430kcal


  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 9 inch baked pie shell b
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

Optional Variation

  • 6 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Optional Variation If you are making the black bottomed version, heat milk to scalding in a pan on the stove, remove the pan, and add chocolate. Stir the chocolate into the milk until it has melted completely. 
  • Pour chocolate into pie shell and allow to set for 60 minutes before adding the coconut cream layer.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour, and salt. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. R
  • Remove from heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the coconut and the vanilla extract.
  • Pour into the pie shell and chill 2 to 4 hours, or until firm.
  • After pie is chilled add 1 cup of frozen topping and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup flaked coconut.


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Kitta

    Baker’s Square Coconut Crème pie never had chocolate in it. I have been eating them for over 35 years and never had it with chocolate so I would never make that variation. FYI they have since removed it from the menu.

  2. Sunny

    In the recipe I see, the “Optional Variation” (aka chocolate layer) is the very first part of the recipe. Was this added afterwards, because I can’t believe so many readers would have missed it otherwise.

  3. Stephiecupcakes

    This is not the copycat recipe I need from Baker’s Square! Haha. I have been looking everywhere for the recipe for their Peanut Butter Cup pie. It was my all-time favorite dessert growing up, and all the Baker’s Square locations have closed in California! I was lucky enough to stop by one when I flew into Minnesota to visit my in-laws in Iowa, but it made me want the recipe even more! Hope you can help!

      • Jeannie Carle

        This was all 3 years ago and no one even yet has explained the black bottom to the pie. I guess it’s just our imagination???

      • stephaniemanley

        Of course it isn’t a figment of your imagination. I will add the optional step. Thanks for pointing out I was horrifically late in answering the concern here.

      • Jeannie Carle

        Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!! All these were so old I just knew I’d never hear back! 🙂 Love it with this chocolate twist! I wasn’t being hateful – just a bit sarcastic – sorry! And again, thank you!!!

      • stephaniemanley

        Well I guess its best to assume the worst, and then be surprised. Being sarcastic in print never translates well if you don’t have a personal relationship with someone. It is an unfortunate consequence when the internet is involved.

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