Coconut Cream Pie

A delicious recipe for Coconut Cream Pie that has an amazing coconut pudding layer, cool whip layer and topped with toasted coconut shreds. { }

Coconut Pie

My husband LOVES Pie! And I mean LOVES! He craves it all the time and secretly hopes I make it for every special occasion and party. And I like pie, but I’m more of a cake and bars girl, so my first thought is never to make pie. You see, this makes my husband pretty sad. He likes the other stuff I make, but if he ever gets to pick dessert, it’s always pie. I try to be nice and make it for his birthday, but fortunately my mom and his mom are nicer and make it on a more regular basis.

My mom, in fact, has been making pies for as long as I can remember because my dad loves them too. You can imagine how happy the hubby he was when he came into the family knowing my mom loved to make them too, especially one of his favs – Coconut Cream Pie!


Easy Coconut Cream Pie

A delicious recipe for Coconut Cream Pie that has an amazing coconut pudding layer, cool whip layer and topped with toasted coconut shreds.

She recently made a new version of Coconut Cream Pie, and it was a hit with all the men in the family.Β  We wanted to make sure we shared it with all of you in case you loved this pie as well. It’s great any time of year, but my family loves to make it for Thanksgiving (along with all the other classic pie recipes).

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Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

4.6 from 10 votes
A delicious recipe for Coconut Cream Pie that has an amazing coconut pudding layer, cool whip layer and topped with toasted coconut shreds.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 460 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • Prepared pie crust of your choice

Coconut Pudding

  • 2 2/3 cups whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup sweetened flake coconut

Whipped Topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut



  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk milk and egg until completely incorporated. Add your sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cooking over medium heat, whisk frequently until thickened. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla then coconut. Pour into your cooled crust (we used Marie Calendar's store bought crust that you bake). Place in refrigerator until chilled, a few hours.

Whipped Topping

  1. Spread your coconut on a cookie sheet or pan. Toast at 350 for about 2-4 minutes, until lightly golden. Sprinkle on top of your pie and eat up!
  2. Whip together your cream, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Spread on top of chilled pie.

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Recipe adapted from HERE.

A delicious recipe for Coconut Cream Pie that has an amazing coconut pudding layer, cool whip layer and topped with toasted coconut shreds. { }

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Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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    1. Let me know if you give it a try. My hubby LOVES coconut so he LOVES this pie, but I’m more of a chocolate person so he loves it when I cave and make his favorite. πŸ™‚

  1. Oh my gosh, I hate making pies, but I might just have to make this anyway! (It’s the darn crust that always gets me!) I love how big and fluffy this pie is. It looks amazing!

  2. I made this pie today. It is fantastic, and it’s not fussy to make. I could eat one of these pies every day. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Leslie. I’m glad it was a hit!! I think I’ll be making it soon for Father’s Day since it’s one of the hubby’s FAVS! πŸ˜‰

  3. May I ask if I can make a Meringue topping instead of Whipped Cream. I know I would have too put the pie in the oven too brown the tips of the egg whites but I just love it that way.

  4. I have made this in the past and my family LOVES it! It’s easy and so good. Can you substitute 1% milk for the whole milk? Or does it need to be whole milk?

    1. Thank you!! I haven’t tried, but I think it would be fine. I know some recipes work only with the certain milk, but it’s hard to know when it would or wouldn’t. I wish I knew for sure!

  5. Your recipe tastes wonderful, I really had a issue at Thanksgiving with one I got from a family member. I promised myself I would find a coconut pie recipe to make for Christmas. From know on this is my go to recipe.

  6. LOVED this recipe!! Making it for the 2nd time in 2 weeks!!
    Hubby always compares my desserts to his grandmother’s…. and this one made the cut! THATS saying something! πŸ™‚

  7. This is my husband’s favorite pie. He could sit down and eat the whole thing in one sitting. This looks so much healthier and I would be very happy to make this easy pie for him. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  8. My husband and I have been married 26 yrs and his favorite pie has always been lemon meringue, until I made this pie. now it’s all he wants me to make! I make a graham cracker pie crust as he thinks thats the best….(i love it this way too). never lasts more than 24 hrs around here, and it’s just the 2 of us! thank you soooo much for this recipe!

  9. Hi, i am going to make this for christmas dinner, & i was just wondering.. in the whipped topping ingredients where it says β€œ1 cup coconut, is that just using the sweetened cocnut flakes again? Or Is it something different?

  10. I have been making this cream pie for years. This exact recipe was handed down from my grandmother. Look no further because it is the best ream pie base. It also works with PINEAPPLE (well drained) or bananas. My grandmothers topping was meringue which was fine when we were a family of five. Meringue does not last the 2nd day so now that tere are only 2 of us most of the time I just use Rediwhip. Thank You for the cream topping, it sounds deliciouS.

  11. We’re having a major snow storm here and wanted to bake something i know my huBby would love since he’s been outside mostnof the day snowblowing and shoveling!
    It was so easy to make and looks amazing! We will have it tonight After dinner…can hardly wait to taste it! I know itll be delisHous …Thank You❀️