John & Julia Tyler's Recipes


1/4 c. butter
2-1/2 c. sugar
3 whole eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 of a freshly grated coconut
Pastry for 2 (9-inch) pies

Cream butter and half of the sugar well. Beat eggs well and gradually add the remianing sugar, beating constantly. Add salt. Mix in cream well and add vanilla. Stir in coconut and pour into partially baked pie shell. Bakd in low (300-degree) oven for about 20 minutes, until set.

If you like lightly toasted coconut, reserve some of the coconut from the pie and sprinkle it on the top. If it has not browned sufficiently when the custard is set, run it under the broiler for a few minutes with the oven door open.