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This coconut custard pie is so easy to make and my family loves it.  I think yours will, too. Perfect for any family gathering, enjoy as dessert or with coffee in the mornings. We love it topped with ice cream or whipped topping, but it’s always delicious with nothing. It’s creamy and delicious. I like to let it it set for a few hours before serving. You may also love our Pineapple Chess Pie! 

Coconut Custard Pie


1 (9 inch) pie shell (You can make it or use a bought one)

3 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1 2/3 cups milk (I used 2%)

2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring

Pinch of salt

1 cup coconut

Mix eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla and salt with mixer.  Fold in coconut. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes.  Let it cool before serving, it will continue to set up. Enjoy!

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5 from 15 votes

Easy Coconut Custard Pie

This super easy pie is a great dessert!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Easy Coconut Custard Pie
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 9 inch pie shell (You can make it or use a bought one)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups milk I used 2%
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup coconut


  • Mix eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla and salt with mixer.
  • Fold in coconut. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Let it cool before serving, it will continue to set up.

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  1. I couldn’t believe how easy this pie was to put together. Then when I served it my guests loved it! It’s definitely a dessert I’ll make over and over. Thank you!5 stars

  2. Elizabeth Sanvig says:

    Was running out of milk so used canned coconut milk. Turned out awesome.5 stars

  3. Just made the pie. 400 degrees for 50 minutes. Still wobbly. Will it firm up as cools or should I bake longer?


  4. Tina Chupas says:

    I was wondering if you could substitute coconut milk in place of regular milk to get even more coconut flavor? Would the measurements be the same?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You can definitely give it a try, Tina. I have never made it any other way, so can’t really advise. Good luck!

  5. Latifah Beck says:

    Can I add a little butter tom mines? Will it mess it up? I just love the taste of pure butter when I’m baking?

  6. Is that 1 and 2/3 cups milk in a 9 inch regular pie shell or a 9 inch deep dish pie shell ? My regular 9 inch shell ran over

    • The Southern Lady says:

      The milk is correct and it is a regular pie shell. I think they are making them smaller today than they did so you may need a deep dish. That is a pillsbury frozen pie shell so that may be the difference, too.

  7. Dora Elena says:

    Hi Judy,

    Love your Coconut Custard pie recipe. So easy to make and so delicious. I made 2 for Easter and now my boyfriend is asking for more! Just popped 2 in the oven. My house smells so yummy!

    Thank you!
    Dora Elena5 stars

  8. John Mondoro says:

    Is that 2 to 3 cups of milk or 2/3 cup?

  9. I made it last night for dinner using unsweetened coconut and skim milk and everyone loved it!!!! Thanks so much for the great recipe.5 stars

  10. My Mother used to make this all the time….Always made two; one with the coconut and one without…..great pie anytime……5 stars

  11. I want to make this but was wondering about baking it that long at 400 degrees…is that oven temp correct? It sounds too good and I don’t wanna mess it up! 🙂 Thanks.

  12. The pie is in the oven!!

  13. Do you use frozen unsweetened coconut or sweetened coconut from a bag (usually found on the grocery shelf)?

  14. I love making these recipes. My Church Family gets to be my taste testers on Wed nights. I have’t had a failure yet…5 stars

  15. Ann Mastroserio says:

    Do you have to parbake the crust?

  16. My husband has to have meringue on his coconut pies. Would it present a problem to put meringue on this?

  17. I use buttermilk. So good. I first saw this recipe when I was a young teen and the recipe was sent in my parents bank statement. We lived in Alabama, good ole days. I have been making it ever since, thirty plus years.5 stars

  18. If you are already on the recipe, just look at the bottom of the page where it says e-mail this, print/pdf, etc.

    • I have been reading other comments, and can tell you nothing shows up for me, either, to copy. Not to e-mail or pdf. Can it be becaus I am on a Kindle? I can copy with my wireless printer if I can find the buttons! Cathy

      • The Southern Lady says:

        Cathy, it may be because you are on a Kindle. I really cant say since I do not have one, however I do have an Ipad and I just checked and all the icons come up for me on my ipad.

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  20. I just cooked this coconut custard pie and its smells amazing and I cant wait to taste it! Does it need to be refrigerated after it cools down?

  21. We have always called this FRENCH COCONUT PIE…but whatever you call it …it has to be called awesome pie.So easy to make…5 stars

  22. Sadie Anderson Monterio says:

    I live for sweet tea!!

  23. Mikki Godinez says:

    thank you so much for posting these recipes. It gives me new ideas, thank you, Mikki Godinez

  24. Oh Katherine might be taking that to work tomorrow. I can’t remember if we have coconut. She needs to take something for a potluck. This looks great.

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