Coconut Custard Pie

Coconut Custard Pie is an old-fashioned dessert enjoyed for generations. It is also called Impossible Coconut Custard Pie with a magic crust that forms as it bakes. The pie makes its own crust!

a slice of coconut custard pie on a plate

This coconut custard pie recipe is out of this world. It has a delicious custard texture mix with the refreshing coconut flavor that everyone loves. It is the perfect spring dessert!        

Are Coconut Custard Pie and Coconut Cream Pie the Same Thing?

While both coconut cream and coconut custard pie have a wonderful coconut flavor, they are not the same thing. 

The biggest difference between the two is how the filling is prepared. The custard pie recipe using an egg and milk or cream base that is then baked in the oven until it has thickened in the oven to form the custard.

As for the cream pie recipe, the base for the cream pie, while even though it is a custard, the filling is cooked on the stovetop and then put in the fridge to chill it and let the filling set up. 

Nonetheless, both are delicious! So make sure to try a coconut cream pie after this coconut custard pie!

The Best Ways to Serve This Coconut Pie   

Since this is an easy coconut custard pie recipe, you can always use the extra time to whip up some tasty toppings to push this recipe over the edge!   

You can thinly chop up some fresh strawberries and decorate the top of the egg custard pie. The strawberries will add a great refreshing crisp flavor.   

Or, if you are looking for a little bit easier and lighter addition you can just put some whipped cream or ice cream on top! Both taste amazing with the coconut cream pie! 

You could even combine the two and do strawberry ice cream. Honestly, it would all be good, just have some fun with it. 

How to Store Coconut Custard Pie

This coconut custard pie recipe does need to be refrigerated. You will want to cover the pie and keep it in the refrigerator when you are not serving it. 

Eat this pie quick as it will only last for about 2-3 days in the fridge before it starts to go bad. 

Key Things to Know About When Making Coconut Custard Pie 

To get the perfect coconut pie you will want to follow the instructions perfectly. But here are a few things you will want to know in addition: 

  1. You will know the custard pie is done when you gently shake the pie and the middle jiggles slightly.
  2. Toasted coconut tastes bests! Don’t just add the flakes straight out of the package.

Make Sure to Toast the Coconut Flakes

You will need to toast the coconut flakes. Toasting the coconut flakes adds an even deeper flavor profile, and it’s super simple. 

Skillet Instructions

All you have to do is put the coconut in the skillet, turn on the heat to medium-low heat, and constantly stir the coconut until it has reached the desired golden brown color. Sweetened coconut tends to brown faster so make sure to keep an eye on it.  

Microwave Instructions

Place the coconut in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it for 30 seconds. After it is done, stir it and return it to the microwave for another 30 seconds. Continue doing this until the coconut flakes have reached your desired toastiness. 

Then, once they are done, set them aside for them to cool until you are ready to use them.

Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Whole milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Bisquick
  • Sugar
  • Flaked unsweetened coconut
coconut custard pie ingredients

How to Make Coconut Custard Pie

  1. Place the milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla in a blender.
  2. Add Bisquick, sugar, and coconut to the blender.
    coconut custard pie filling ingredients in a blender
  3. Blend on low speed for 3 minutes.
    blended coconut custard ingredients and a pie plate
  4. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased pie plate.
  5. Let stand for 5 minutes then sprinkle coconut flakes on top.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
  7. Allow the pie to cool to room temperature before slicing and serving.
overhead view of a coconut custard pie, pie server, and napkin

The pie should be refrigerated when not serving. This coconut custard pie tastes better at room temperature so just set it out on the counter for about an hour prior to serving.

coconut custard pie with a slice taken out of it

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a slice of coconut custard pie on a plate

Coconut Custard Pie

This crustless Coconut Custard Pie is an old fashioned dessert enjoyed for generations.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Custard Pie, Impossible Coconut Custard Pie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 313kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Bisquick
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1⅓ cups unsweetened coconut flakes divided use

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla in a blender.
  • Add Bisquick, sugar, and 1 cup coconut flakes.
  • Blend on low speed for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the filling mixture into a lightly greased pie plate.
  • Let the filling stand for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle remaining ⅓ cup coconut flakes on top of the filling.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Equipment

Pie server
Pie plates

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 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 CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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    • Stephanie Manley

      You could try another brand of baking mix, or you can try making your own. If you don’t want to use any baking mix, I would suggest making a different recipe for a coconut custard pie. Everything works together in this one, and if you poured this into a regular pie shell it would give a very thick crust layer.

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