Coconut Custard Pie

Preparation info

  • Makes

    12 4 ounce

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

Inspired by Verta Grosvenor’s coconut custard pie, this recipe is more authentically Lowcountry with its use of fresh coconut and its lack of a crust.


  • 1 quart milk
  • grated meat of 1 large or 2 small (about 6


Preheat the oven to 350°. Pour the milk over the coconut in a saucepan and bring just to the boiling point.

Beat the eggs well in a mixing bowl, add the sugar, and continue beating until they are light-colored.

Gradually add some of the hot milk to the egg mixture and b