1 c Milk
1 c Light (coffee) cream
3 tb All-purpose flour
1 tb Cornstarch
2 Eggs, seperated
1 ts Vanilla
1 c Flaked coconut, divided
1 Baked pie shell, 9 inch
2 Egg White (reserved from
6 ts Sugar
1/2 ts Vanilla
Scald milk and cream (heat until bubbles form at edges in the top of a
double boiler, over simmering water. In a small bowl, combine flour,
cornstarch, sugar and salt; mix thoroughly. Add to milk and cook 15
minutes, stirring constantly. Mixture should be thick and smooth.
Lightly whisk egg yolks in a small bowl. Continue whisking while
pouring 1/4 cup hot milk mixture over yolks; return yolk mixture to
double boiler and cook one minute longer. Cool and add vanilla and
1/2 cup coconut. Pour filling into pre-baked pie shell. Top with
meringue and and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup coconut over top. Bake in
preheated 325-degree oven 15 or until firm and delicately browned.
Cool and store in refrigerator. MERINGUE DIRECTIONS: In a large
mixing bowl, beat whites until stiff but not dry. Add sugar
gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating constantly. Add vanilla.
Pile lightly onto hot filling in baked pie shell and spread to edges
so pie is completely sealed. Bake as directed above.