Automat-Style Coconut Cream Pie


Automat-Style Coconut Cream Pie

Automat-Style Coconut Cream Pie
2 Hr
20 Min

Our from scratch Automat-Style Coconut Cream Pie will quickly become a favorite dessert, and bring back memories for those who grew up loving it! It's whipped, light, and full of that shredded coco-nutty goodness we all love.

What You'll Need

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker pie crust
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

What to Do

  1. In a medium bowl, mix egg yolk, sugar, flour, and salt with a spoon; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat milk over medium-high heat, but do not boil. Add 1/2 cup heated milk to egg yolk mixture and whisk until most lumps are out. Slowly add egg yolk mixture to remaining heated milk in saucepan; reduce heat to medium-low and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add butter and vanilla; stir until well mixed.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Pour into pie crust.
  4. Chill at least 2 hours, or until set. Top with whipped topping just before serving.


  • If desired, top the pie with 2 tablespoons toasted coconut. To toast shredded coconut, spread it on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden. Watch carefully so it won't burn.
  • We just love our nostalgia desserts! Here's another one for you to go crazy over: Lemon Meringue Pie!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 438
  • Calories from Fat 217
  • Total Fat 24g 37 %
  • Saturated Fat 14g 70 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 6.2g 12 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 58mg 19 %
  • Sodium 378mg 16 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 51g 17 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6 %
  • Sugars 38g 0 %

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Tried it this morn. Didn't like it at all....I love it. Yummmy and easy, too!!!!!

I'm making this as I write. How thick does the filling have to get. It seems like it's taking forever to get there.

I ended up putting a little cornstarch mixture in it. I'll let you know how it turned out after I've tasted it!

This ended up being delicious and just thick enough with the cornstarch added. I used a chocolate ready made crust. Yummy!

coconut pie is my sister kind of pie to eat

it was one of my favorite pies

This pie is great with either topping, I prefer the Meringue with coconut on top and browned in the oven. I have also used the basic filling to make a "bananna pudding" I use the tradional vanilla wafers for base and slice in the bananna's, I also use a meringue topping on my bannana pudding. This filling comes out great, and it's very easy to make. The person who said this had no taste, must have missed something in recipe. By the way I'm 75 years old, and I've never met a pie id didn't like.

I made this pie last night and it is wonderful Thank you for the recipe Laura Miller

The pie had no taste????????

The pie looks yummy...could I make one using cream cheese?

I've been making a coconut cream pie with a whipped cream topping for 25 yrs....I'm not fond of meringue....a lemon meringue pie calls for meringue...this is a coconut cream pie and I have never had one with a meringue topping....this is very good and if you are a big fan of meringue, then it would probably be fine for your taste buds...

Where did you read this recipe calls for a meringue topping? There is no mention of topping with meringue. The ingredients call for 1 egg yolk and nothing is mentioned of egg white. I don't know what recipe you read.

Each to there own,,, maybe it should be called a coconut cream pie with meringue topping , because thats how i was raised making them , have a blessed day either way

Just to enter my thought :/ A 'meringue topping' has to be put in oven for a short time; this is a [no bake] pie. "Mr Foods Team" is giving us a delicious recipe to try, and (if) although I doubt that we wouldn't care for it, (then) make your pie your way with 'the meringue.' Please don't discourage "the food team,"...... give commendation; we all need that. They truely do a 'outstanding job'! And we're fortunate that we still have this site since the death of "Mr. Food." Thanks for letting me vent :) 'little ole' Ohio cook,' Sherry


Cream Pies are better with meringue

...In your opinion. Right?

Making your own whipped topping is easy and tastes so much better than the fake stuff!!

how do you do this.

Just whisk up some heavy cream with a bit of sugar and vanilla.

Frozen whipped topping... No thanks... Which do U prefer??? Cream OR oil??? Cream EVERY time!


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