Apr 122012

This is my copycat version of MCL’s famous Coconut Pie.  My Dad loved Coconut Pie and MCL had the best.  One year for Christmas I wanted to surprise Dad so I asked for the recipe and MCL responded with 2 free pies instead.  We enjoyed one with dinner and one for an experiement on how to make them. I went through several batches  and this is what I came up with.  It has been a big hit for many occasions since.  Enjoy!

Coconut Pie
Recipe Type: Sweet Tooth
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch (heaping)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (13 oz) milnot
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large egg yolks (reserve whites)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • prepared pie shell
  • Meringue
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 large egg whites
  • few grains salt
  1. In heavy saucepan mix together everything but coconut. Cook on low until thick.
  2. Stir in coconut. Remove from heat and cool. Stir several times during cooling.
  3. Allow to cool about half way before pouring into shell.
  4. To make meringue: Mix cornstarch, sugar, salt and water and cook until thick and clear. Cool
  5. Beat egg whites until frothy. Continue beating while slowly pouring cooked mixture over. Beat for 5 minutes.
  6. Spread on to pie and bake @ 450 degrees for 5 – 7 minutes or until golden brown. Watch closely.


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  5 Responses to “Coconut Pie – MCL copycat”

  1. I had go Google MCL 🙂

    This pie looks fantastic. I LOVE pie!

  2. This looks so delicious! I have some coconut that I’ve been holding onto in the freezer and I was waiting for the perfect recipe to fall upon in order to use the last of it. I do believe I’ve found it! This coconut pie sound absolutely divine! I’m definitely making this tomorrow. Thanks!

    • Let me know if you tried the pie…I went through so many “test” pies trying to get it where I wanted it. I know its unusual to put in two kinds of milk but it turned out just like I wanted. The pie meringue is truthfullly a no fail recipe and is very very old and I was told came off a sugar bag??

  3. That looks delicious! Must try.

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