Easy Fresh Coconut Pie

Can you think of coconut pie without thinking of Gilligans Island? With Mary Ann holding a pie in one hand, waving it under the skippers nose?

Well, I have to confess, coconut pies never looked very appealing to me and being the chicken I used to be, I have never really tried them before now. But while we were in Alabama, my Aunt, Uncle, Mom and I all went to visit James and Linda Blair’s home for dinner. We had a very nice time with good food and great conversation A perfect ending to our Alabama trip. She had made 2 beautiful fresh coconut pies for dessert and shared the recipe with me. I ate one slice and helped myself to seconds! It was creamy and wonderful. But FYI, you do use a bag of coconut. Do not run out and buy a fresh one.

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Now when I say easy, I mean easy! Basically mix in one big bowl and pour into the pie crusts. Boo-yah!

Fresh Coconut Pie

(makes 2)

  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 5 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 7 oz. coconut
  • 2 unbaked pie shells

Like I said, must mix this all up in one big bowl, with a hand or standing mixer. Pour equally into the two pie shells and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes. It should still have a little bit of a jiggle in the center.

Just so you don't think I ate right from the pie plate...
Just so you don’t think I ate right from the pie plate…

Thank you Linda of Alabama!

There is my Aunt Jo Ann, admiring the lovely flowers James had put together. He is a college math professor with a side of floral arranging. So I guess this means on his down time he likes to hang out at his daughters flower shop?
There is my Aunt Jo Ann, admiring the lovely flowers James had put together. He is a college math professor with a side of floral arranging. So I guess this means on his down time he likes to hang out at his daughters flower shop?
I thought this was different. The frame is from, I can't remember, a relative of some kind and the tea cup and saucer also. From a great aunt or grandmother, sorry I can't remember. But I liked the different way of displaying them together.
I thought this was different. The frame is from, I can’t remember, a relative of some kind and the tea cup and saucer also. From a great aunt or grandmother, sorry I can’t remember. But I liked the interesting and eye catching  way of displaying them together.

BTW, don’t these pumpkin scones from KA flour look beautiful, like scone flowers?

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