Ma'Maw's Coconut Pie
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 T cornstarch
3 egg yolks (Save whites)
2 cups milk
1 dash salt
1 can coconut or 1 cup fresh shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla
Mix sugar, flour, and cornstarch together. Stir in about one cup of milk into this mixture. Mix the other cup of milk into the egg yolks and stir into the mixture. Add dash of salt. Cook slowly over medium heat, stirring constantly until it becomes a smooth custard consistency. Add coconut and vanilla and blend until very smooth. Pour into a baked until brown pie crust. Cover with meringue.
Cream of tarter-One dash
3 egg whites
1/4 cup of sugar.
Whip egg whites and cream of tarter on high speed until peaks are formed. Slowly add a small amount of sugar at a time while still whipping on high. The meringue is ready when it is no longer gritty when a little is rubbed between finger and thumb. Seal the meringue to the entire crust edges so no filling leaks out. Cover the entire pie surface.
Bake the pie at 350 degrees until the meringue is golden brown. Cool and serve unless someone you love digs into the pie before there is time for cooling. Enjoy!
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