Coconut Cream Pie
Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture
Makes 9-inch pie
In a medium saucepan, combine half-and-half (cream), eggs, sugar, flour and salt. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the coconut and the vanilla extract. Pour into pie shell and chill 2 to 4 hours until firm.
Top with freshly whipped cream and with remaining 1/4 cup of coconut.
Note: To toast coconut, spread it in an ungreased pan and bake in a 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.