Great Grandma’s Coconut Custard Pie – Best EVER!

Great Grandma's Coconut Custard Pie {Best Ever}

Yes, you read that title right.  Best EVER.  And, I do mean ever!  This coconut pie has stood the test of time, & has been passed down 2 generations.

It originally came from my great grandmother, and calls for just a handful of basic items.  The simple ingredients come together to make a sensual creamy coconut experience.

Great Grandma's Coconut Custard Pie {best ever}


You may already have everything you need in the house to make this one.  If you do, what are you waiting for?!

Great Grandma's Coconut Custard Pie {best ever}


This recipe yields 2 pies, which is certainly a good thing – because that first pie will be gone in record breaking time.

Great Grandma's Coconut Custard Pie {best ever}


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Coconut Custard Pie – Best EVER
Serves: 2 pies
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 14oz coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts (store bought or homemade)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs & sugar until smooth. Mix in buttermilk & melted butter. Stir in coconut & vanilla. Divide the batter equally between both pie crusts.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, then cover the crust with a strip of tin foil or a pie crust shield to prevent the crust burning. Bake for an additional 30-35 minutes (45-50 minutes total bake time).

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  • Aurelia

    Oh wow, words cannot describe how much I want to try this pie!

    Any kind of custard or creme pie are things you won’t find in England. I don’t know why, we just seem to be a nation of unadventurous sweet pie makers lol!

    I shall definitely be making this though, thank you for sharing the recipe! :)

    I’m also taking part in the Hearth & Soul hop and that’s how I found your blog.

  • a moderate life

    Crystal my sweets. If you say this is the best coconut custard pie EVER then I certainly have to share it on my hearth and soul hop highlights this week because I adore coconut custard and I also love traditional family heirloom recipes! Thanks SO much for sharing it with us on the hearth and soul hop! All the best, alex

  • tom | tall clover farm

    This looks quite exceptional, like it beats the apron off of a coconut cream pie. I’ll be making it this weekend! Thanks.

  • Ott, A.

    Just stopping by from HearthNSoul your pie looks devine. I wanted to invite you to my Iron Chef Challenge which starts tomorrow and the themed ingredient is canned tomatoes. Link up a recipe and you’ll have a chance to win a prize. Hope you can join in the fun!!!

  • Trisha

    I love coconut and I love custard .. I can only imagine how divine this pie must be!

  • LambAround

    You’ve been nominated for the Best in Show award on my blog this week! Be sure to stop by to vote :)

  • Christy

    i can’t resist a pie that has the claim of best ever. i am going to pick up some buttermilk tomorrow and make this. YUM! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

  • Kim

    What kind of coconut do you use? Is that shredded and sweetened? This looks awesome.

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  • pgc123

    I love coconut cream pie, but the one I make has fresh coconut, lots of whipped cream and toasted coconut on top yummy! Never a piece left!

  • Christye

    I made this for the 1st time on Christmas. It was the first one gone! everyone loves it! It is so simple. i will be making it again this weekend, before I start my diet/exercise program on Monday. Simple,cheap to make if you dont already have ingredients on hand! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Thank you for sharing it!

    • Mrs Happy Homemaker

      I’m so thrilled to hear you enjoyed it so much!!

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