Old Fashioned Coconut Pie

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 6-8 servings

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Ingredients

•1 cup sugar
•1/4 cup all-purpose flour
•Dash salt
•3 eggs, lightly beaten
•2 cups milk
•1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•1-1/4 cups flaked coconut, divided
•1 pie shell (9 inches), baked

MERINGUE:

•3 egg whites
•6 tablespoons sugar

Method

•In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Combine egg yolks and milk; stir into dry ingredients until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and 1 cup coconut. Pour hot filling into pie shell.
• For meringue, beat egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar until mixture forms stiff glossy peaks and sugar is dissolved. Spread meringue over hot filling. Sprinkle with remaining coconut.
• Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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