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Updated February 06, 2023
Dreamy Coconut Cream Pie
Dreamy Coconut Cream Pie
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Every bite of Dreamy Coconut Cream Pie will leave you yearning for more. This fluffy and sweet cream pie recipe has the perfect flavor for summer. The creamy filling is loaded with coconut flavor and shredded coconut, and is sure to hit the spot for coconut lovers. The crumbly crust is homemade, and the topping is a simple, delicious merengue.

Bring this sweet treat to your next picnic or summer party and prepare to be overwhelmed with compliments. This is one pie that nobody will be able to resist. Coconut cream pies are perfect for summertime because of their fresh, tropical taste, but if you want a sweet and creamy dessert to bring some joy into fall or winter months, this recipe should be your number one choice. The homemade creamy coconut filling will be a hit with the whole family.

Makes1 Large Pie

Preparation Time30 min

Cooking Time25 min



  • 1 baked pastry crust
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding, plus milk required per package instructions
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • For the Topping:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut


  1. Prepare and bake a single crust pastry and allow to cool, or use a pre-made pie crust.

  2. In a medium bowl prepare pudding mix according to package directions, whisking in the coconut extract and vanilla. When the pudding is smooth, stir in the shredded coconut and set aside for 10 minutes to firm up.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In bowl of electric mixer beat egg whites until foamy, then add the cream of tartar and mix to dissolve. With machine running, add sugar slowly. Stir in vanilla and continue to whip until very firm peaks form.

  4. Spoon filling into the baked pie shell. Spoon topping onto pie filling and swirl with the back of a spoon or spatula, pushing the edges to touch the crust all around. Sprinkle with coconut and bake for about 7 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Watch carefully to be sure the coconut does not burn.

  5. Allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving or chill, lightly covered with plastic wrap, up to 1 day before serving.

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Can you use sugar-free pudding mix for this recipe? I am trying to keep the calories down some, but I know that flavor is not always something you can compromise. Some recipes will work well with sugar-free ingredients where others might not. I always check in case someone has already tried it.

The filling was sweet and delicious. I loved the coconut flakes in the pie and the topping.

If you like coconut, this is the pie for you! It's rich and so creamy. I love the custard-like filling, matched with a flaky crust. Yum!

My favorite part of this pie was the large coconut flakes hidden inside. What a delightful surprise! A very sweet dessert, so I'd reserve it for special occasions :)

Rich, creamy, and delicious - with a phenomenal crust!

This pie was pretty good. I think it'd be great to have after a big family dinner with a mug of coffee. It definitely seems like the kind of pie my grandma would serve. It was a bit messier to eat, however, than I would've liked, so be careful when serving it.

This was my first time trying Coconut Cream Pie and I LOVED it! My favorite part was the marshmallow topping. The taste was light and sweet - I would definitely make this for a summer party.

The filling was way too sweet for my taste but the crust and the tiny coconut pieces were great.

This pie has a great coconut flavor - perfect for coconut lovers everywhere! It also has a heavier cream filling, almost like a pudding, which sets it apart from other cream pies. This is very rich, so a small slice will do!

This is one of th easestnbest Pies ever. Thank you


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