Company is coming for dinner and to watch the Opening of the Olympic Games. I have a great dinner planned of Prime Rib Steaks, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans and Tomato Cucumber Salad. Since the opening will last until midnight, I thought we would need a great dessert for later in the evening. So, one of my favorites. My mom's Coconut Cream Pie.
Fresh out of the oven and it smells sooooooooooooooo good.
Super deep dish with such a fabulous coconut cream filling and mounds of meringue topped with toasted coconut.
Basic Cream Pie Filling Recipe:
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour
combine and stir together in a medium saucepan
3 eggs yolks ( reserve the egg whites in another bowl to whip for the meringue )
Stir all together well and cook over med. heat, stirring constantly until thick and a full boil. Remove and stir in 1 tsp. vanilla.
Pour into baked pie shell.
Top with either meringue or chill and top with whipped topping.
Chocolate - add 3 tbl. cocoa to basic mix
Coconut - add 1/2 cup shredded coconut to cooked filling
Banana - add sliced bananas to bottom of crust, then add the filling
So, are you going to be watching the Opening Games Ceremony? I love the Olympics and can't wait to see as many of the events as I can. Getting to enjoy this with special company is always a bonus and a Blessing. Hope you all have a super evening and weekend.
I am joining Stone Gable for On The Menu Monday. Be sure to check out all the fabulous recipes.