Every Wednesday my son Bill comes over for dinner. I always make him a nice home cooked meal and send him home with some leftovers. I also make dessert every Wednesday too. It is the only night of the week that dessert is guaranteed.
On the menu last week:
Chili con Carne!
Hubby and I like spicier chili, but Bill prefers it milder so I kept it toned down for him. I use Rotel canned tomatoes with chiles, dark and light kidney beans, and black beans in my chili recipe. Ground beef, onions, bell pepper, garlic, cumin and chili powder in the dutch oven and let is set on low heat for a few hours – Delicious!!
And for dessert – Coconut Custard Pie!
I had a bag of sweetened coconut in my pantry for a few months. I think I was going to make coconut macaroons with it but kept forgetting to buy maraschino cherries – and you can’t have coconut macaroons without a cherry on top!!
So the bag of coconut became Coconut Custard Pie! My mom used to make coconut custard pie every Thanksgiving and it was one of my favorites. Here’s the recipe I found on Allrecipes.com that tasted just like mom used to make.
Coconut Custard Pie
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
- 1 tablespoon flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, beat together butter or margarine, sugar, and eggs with an electric mixer on low speed. Blend in flour. Mix in 1/2 cup of milk at a time. Add 1 cup coconut and vanilla, and mix well.
- Pour filling into unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle top with additional coconut before baking, just enough to lightly cover the top. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until set.