How to Make Coconut Cream Pie

Love coconut? You’ll love our secret to coconut cream pie. We’ve got three ways to infuse your dessert with delicious, light coconut flavor.

Coconut cream pie is a classic favorite. And with a few simple recipe tweaks, you can go from good to great coconut flavor. The secret is to use 3 different kinds of coconut. First, use unsweetened coconut milk in the filling. You can find it with the Asian ingredients at most grocery stores. Don't mistake it for the cream of coconut which is used to make piña coladas and is very sweet. Second, add a teaspoon of coconut extract to the thickened filling. And, finally, sprinkle toasted coconut into the bottom of the pie shell before pouring the filling on top. We like sweetened shredded or flaked coconut. But you can also use unsweetened coconut like natural chips or flakes. Now, that's pie with unmistakable coconut flavor.