Yep you heard it right….
Remember the movie about the pants…well, we don’t wear the same size pants….but we do share the love of goodies!
My friends, Dina, Kryss and I try to see each other once a month at least. And this past week we met for lunch and Kryss presented us with the cutest travelling plate. My birthday was the most recent so I got it first to start a new tradition. So this evening as we cookout I will present it to Dina with a completely insanely yummy coconut cream meringue pie (don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave ya hangin, I put the recipe below 😉 )! Then it’ll be her turn to put something on the plate and get it to Kryss…and so on and so forth!!! Ahhhhh I can’t wait to share with you when it gets back to me…..and whatever I decide to sent it forth with!!!!
Coconut Cream Meringue Pie
1 – 9 inch pie shell, baked
For the filling:
2/3 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Cups Milk
3 egg YOLKS lightly beaten (save the whites!)
1 cup flaked sweeten coconut finely shredded
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan mix sugar, corn starch and salt. Add milk until mixed and bring to a boil on medium heat until thickened and it’ll get bubbly too. (Be patient, it’ll thicken) then add a little hot mixture into the egg yolks and mix and pour back into saucepan and bring to boil on medium and cook 2-3 min more. Remove from heat and add coconut, butter and vanilla and whisk until smooth!
Now pour the filing into the pie crust!
For the meringue:
3 egg whites
6 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 Cup flaked coconut
Beat egg whites adding each Tablespoon of sugar one at a time until still peaks form. Spoon over filling sealing against the edges of the crust. Sprinkle top with coconut and bake on 375 until top starts to golden brown.
Enjoy! Maybe get a plate, or container, and start your own tradition! <3 I’ll let you know when it gets back 😀