Old Fashioned Custard Pie


Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, chopped
3 eggs, beaten
2-1/2 cups 2% milk
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Toasted sweetened shredded coconut, optional


Preheat oven to 450°. Line a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edges. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 10 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Sprinkle coconut over crust; set aside. Reduce oven setting to 350°.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, flour, vanilla and salt. Pour over coconut; sprinkle with nutmeg.
Bake, uncovered, 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. If desired, top with toasted coconut to serve. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 322 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
Originally published as Coconut Custard Pie in Taste of Home October/November 2010

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