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The Plumber's Favorite Coconut Pies

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“Okay, I know this has a weird name, but we call my ex husband the Plumber and these are his FAVORITE pies and after we divorced, the nut had the nerve to call me and ask for the recipe. IF he finds it here, he can count himself lucky because neither I, my mom, my grandma or my kids would give him the recipe!!! This recipe has been around my family for over 20 years. It can easily be doubled to make 2 pies.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
YIELD:
1 9 inch pie
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat egg yolks until fluffy.
  2. Slowly add sugar, milk, butter, vanilla flavoring and cornstarch.
  3. Stir in coconut by hand.
  4. Mix well and pour into unbaked pie shell.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until center is set, but top is not too brown.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add the 10 Tbsp sugar, and continue beating until meringue is stiff, but not "dry".
  7. Remove pie from oven and top with meringue; return to oven until meringue is slightly brown.
  8. Cool completely before serving and refrigerate any leftovers.

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