Easy Coconut Cream Pie

Easy Coconut Cream Pie

Do you have a Halloween Hangover? Does the sound of sugar and chocolate make you green? Are pumpkin guts stuck to your kitchen floor? Do crusty tubes of face paint adorn your bathroom counter? Did you get to bed too late last night, only to wake up to shriveled up-burned out pumpkins lounging around on your front porch?

No?! You’ve got it all together with your kitchen floor freshly mopped and those used up pumpkins stacked neatly in the trash, don’t you. I knew you would be so wonderful and organized. Well done. I want to be you when I grow up.

I’m happy you have Halloween neatly tucked away because today I have this for you…

I am happy to be participating in this fun event with many wonderful bloggers and sponsored by The Mother Huddle. There is a complete list of participants at the bottom of this post if you want to spend a little time blog hopping today. Besides sharing 9 wonderful Thanksgiving recipes, there is a $200 Gift Card available to one of you lucky readers. It wouldn’t be a party without a door prize now would it?  Using the rafflecopter below put your name in the “hat” for a $200 gift card to 1 store of your choice: Target, Kroger, or Walmart – to cover your Thanksgiving dinner.  That’s right, we’re going to pay for someone’s Thanksgiving dinner! To enter just pin this page to Pinterest.  For a couple more entries you can follow the new Pinterest board Simple And Delicious Weeknight Meals, and follow the new Simple and Delicious Weeknight Meals Facebook Page.  Won’t these be handy for the busy Holiday weeknights?

The recipe I am sharing as part of the Progressive Dinner is an easy version of  Coconut Cream Pie. When I made it for my family last week they said…


There were no words spoken for some time. Only mouths full of heavenly, creamy, coconut  sweetness.

Then they passed out cold on the kitchen floor and nearly died from bliss.

It’s that good, folks.

Let me show you how it’s done. 🙂


Time: 30 minutes prep + 1 hour refrigeration
Yield: 1 pie
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

1 (9 inch) pie crust, unbaked (recipe found here, or purchase one at the store in the freezer section)
1 1/2 C sweetened coconut
2 (3.4 ounce) coconut cream instant pudding
2 C whipping cream
3/4 C whole milk
1/4 C sour cream
1/4 t coconut extract
dash salt
1 C cool whip

1. Whip up your very own homemade pie crust (recipe and tutorial found here), or purchase a premade crust at the store. Poke the crust with a fork, several times over and then pop it into a 400 degree oven and bake it for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown. Let the baked crust cool completely.

2. Turn your oven down to 350 degrees and pour 2 cups of flaked coconut onto a large baking sheet. Pop it in the oven and let the coconut get toasted. Should only take about 5-7 minutes. Stir it with a spatula a couple of times during baking. Just a word of caution here. When coconut gets toasted it lets of some pretty powerful fumes. It smells heavenly, but can be harmfull to the eyes. Be carefull when you open the oven door to stir the coconut. Don’t look directly in the oven until the door has been open for a couple of seconds and the fumes have had a chance to waft past you. 🙂

3. Place 2 small boxes of instand coconut cream pudding into your stand mixer or large mixing bowl.

Add 2 cups whipping cream,

and 3/4 cup of whole milk. Mix the ingredients on low-speed for 30 seconds. Scrape the bottom of your mixer with a rubber spatula to be sure all of the pudding mix is incorporated. Then mix on medium speed until the pudding is thick.

4. Add 1/4 teaspoon of Coconut extract and 1/4 cup sour cream. Mix until just until combined.

5. Spread the filling into the cooled crust making a small mound in the center.

6. Take 1 cup of thawed cool whip

and spread it over the pie filling.

7. Sprinkle the toasted coconut on top. Let it chill in the fridge for at least and hour and up to 24 hours.

Then cut and serve.


To visit the next Progressive Dinner Hostess, click on the picture below.

Here is a list of the other bloggers participating. Have fun!

What’s Cooking With Ruthie

Six Sister’s Stuff

The Mother Huddle

Inside BruCrew Life

Cooking Classy

You Made That?

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

The Sisters Cafe

Enter the Giveaway by using the Rafflecopter below. Have a great day! See you soon. 🙂

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Post a comment!


  1. 1
    November 1, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Looks super yummy and easy I will be making this very soon.

  2. 2
    November 1, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Yummy! That pie looks delicious!!! Thank you so much for being a part of this event with us, You are awesome!

  3. 3
    November 1, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I love coconut creme pie, this looks so good. I will have to make this real soon.

  4. 4
    November 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I will have to make this, it looks so good.

  5. 5
    November 1, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Oh dear, that looks amazing! And it just happens to be my mom’s favorite pie – she will love this 🙂

  6. 6
    November 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Hey Jamie,I just wanted to take a min. to tell you that,while saving this pie recipe to my zip list account I noticed the little comments about waiting for the oven to preheat and mixing goodness! I haven’t seen that any where else and it is absolutely cute!!! Have a good day!!

  7. 7
    November 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

    OH my… that looks simply delish! Can’t wait to try 🙂 So fun to be part of the progress event with you! xoxoxo~ Ruthie

  8. 8
    November 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    One of my favorite pies that I usually make for Thanksgiving, this one looks to darn easy! Perfect for the busy holiday,thanks for sharing.

  9. 9
    November 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I have no idea what a rafflecopter is : ( How do I enter the drawing. I love your blog.

  10. 10
    November 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I’ve never made Coconut Cream Pie because I thought it would be too difficult…this recipe looks delicious and totally easy! Thanks so much!

  11. 11
    November 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    You just read my mind!! I was seriously hunting for a coconut cream pie recipe when my inbox beeped with a new email….yours! Thank you! I can not wait to try this recipe!!!

  12. 12
    Susan G
    November 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Coconut Cream Pie is my all time favorite – this looks so good! I pinned the page, and look forward to the other new recipes.

  13. 13
    November 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    This pie looks amazing . . . and you make it seem so easy!!
    My sisters and I absolutely love your site. It was fun to be part of this progressive dinner with you!
    Have a good day,

  14. 14
    November 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I must admit that the sound of sugar and chocolate never makes me green:-) And this pie? Oh boy oh boy!!! I just love coconut cream pie, so your easy simple one looks so doable, that I just can’t wait to try it!!! I am so “happy” to have found your blog through this fun hop!!!

  15. 15
    November 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Coconut is one of my favorite!! I usually try to make everyone’s favorite for Thanksgiving but I’m gonna make this one for me. Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

  16. 16
    brenda s 'okie in colorado'
    November 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I cannot wait to make this pie. I could really use that gift certificate to feed my husbands family this year. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. Love your recipes and blog. Looking forward to another new year with you.

  17. 17
    November 2, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I LOVE cream pie, especially coconut! This looks so so good! I’m glad to be in this progressive dinner with you, it’s great getting to know more bloggers.

  18. 18
    November 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Coconut Cream Pie is my favorite. For Thanksgiving I make my bf a Pumpkin Pie and myself a Coconut Cream Pie. Loving this recipe.

  19. 19
    November 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    This pie turned out GREAT when I made it! It looked just like your picture – when does that ever happen? Not it my life anyway . . . 🙂

  20. 20
    November 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    We usually go the pumpkin pie route for Thanksgiving, but this year are thinking we need choices! This pie look so creamy, and delicious!

  21. 21
    November 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Super cool giveaway – thank you ma’am!

  22. 22
    Deanna G.
    November 3, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Here’s my Pin:

    Pinterest ID: Deanna Cali

  23. 23
    November 3, 2012 at 10:34 am

    my pudding seems runny, and not very thick. did i do something wrong or am i not mixing long enough?

  24. 24
    November 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

    ok the ingredients say to use whipping cream, but the picture is of heavy whipping cream. I used regular whipping cream, would this make a difference?

    • 25
      November 3, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Whipping cream or heavy whipping cream will both work out fine. You just need to whip it long enough. I used my Kitchen Aid with the whisk attachment. If you are using regular hand held beaters it will take more time. Hope it turns out well for you.

  25. 26
    November 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    This is my husbands favorite pie. This looks yummy.

  26. 27
    November 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Oh my!! This pie looks so good! Ive been looking for a simple recipe for Coconut Cream Pie!
    Cant wait to try this!

  27. 28
    November 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Yeah I was using a hand mixer, thanks for the tip!

  28. 29
    November 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    You have some of the best recipes anywhere – thank you. The pie looks sooo good.

  29. 30
    November 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Do you think it would turn out okay if you left the sour cream out?

    • 31
      November 14, 2012 at 8:27 am

      Hi Tammy,
      Yes, it would still turn out well without the sour cream. Good luck!

  30. 32
    November 22, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I might be mistaken here but the ingredients list says 1 1/2 cups coconut but you say to pour out 2 cups of coconut on the cookie sheet to bake. Just a little confused. I guess I will just use the 2 cups.

  31. 33
    December 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    This pie was delicious and sooo easy to make!!! Thank You so much for posting it….I’m just looking for another reason to make it again 🙂

  32. 34
    March 13, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Could I use sweetened whip cream on top instead of cool whip?

  33. 35
    August 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Good info. Lucky me I recently found your blog
    by accident (stumbleupon). I have saved it for later!

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