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My Amish friend let me taste this dish, and I was hooked instantly!

Amish Coconut Cream Pie is a classic dessert that embodies comfort and simplicity, originating from traditional Amish kitchens. This creamy pie features a luscious coconut-filled custard topped with a light and fluffy whipped cream topping, making it a perfect treat for any occasion.

Why Amish Coconut Cream Pie?

This pie stands out for its velvety texture and tropical coconut flavor, balanced by a delicate sweetness. It’s an ideal dessert choice for gatherings or family meals where you want to impress with a homemade, comforting dessert that’s both decadent and easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust, pre-baked: Use a traditional pie crust or a graham cracker crust for variation.
  • 1 cup granulated sugar: Provides sweetness to the custard.
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch: Thickens the custard filling.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt: Enhances the flavor of the custard.
  • 3 cups whole milk: Creates a creamy base for the custard.
  • 4 large eggs, separated: Yolks enrich the custard, while whites are used for the meringue topping.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract: Adds a warm, aromatic flavor.
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut: Gives the pie its signature coconut flavor and texture.
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar: Stabilizes the egg whites for the meringue.
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar: Sweetens and stabilizes the meringue.
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream: Whipped into soft peaks for the topping.

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