Most of the recipes will come from my Mother's Old Cookbooks and some, may come from other family members cookbooks. Also you know the people, from the south never did any measuring. So if I say a pinch of this or that, you will have to pardon me... So that will be up to you to figure out. I know that so many good meals were cooked, on a stove just like in the picture. And many of my recipes will come from, some pretty old worn cookbooks. Recipes written on scratch paper, and stuck inside the books... And not to forget a few things from my Daddy too ... I will be adding a new recipe each week on Friday, unless I decide to change my mind. Isn't that what a lady can do? Yeppers .... I can do that without Notice ... So you will need to check back often. So let's all have some fun...
Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3 cups half-and-half
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake it, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, combine the half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes more. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the toasted coconut and the vanilla extract. Reserve the remaining coconut to top the pie.
Pour the filling into the pie shell and chill until firm, about 4 hours.
Top with whipped topping and with the reserved coconut.
If I am short on time, I do sometimes use box pudding mix.