Wednesday, January 18, 2017


One of the yachts I manage on a monthly basis is a 70 Hatteras cockpit motor yacht. When the owners arrive, I work to teach them maneuvering, line handling, preventative maintenance procedures, et al with the ultimate goal of getting them insurance qualified to operate the vessel themselves. Before they arrive on their jet, I will prepare a little something for them to nosh on after their flight. Last month, they came for Christmas and I prepared for them a delicious coconut custard pie. The husband told me that he actually doesn’t like custard, but this recipe is an exception to his tastes. An additional pie was requested when guests flew in for a visit. Success is best served sweet!!

First off, this recipe is for making TWO pies. The second pie always makes a wonderful gift for the yacht next door (that is if you can keep your crew’s hands off of it!).


2 14 oz. cans of sweetened condensed milk (about 2 c.)
4 cups hot water
6 large eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. coconut extract
1 ½ cup shredded coconut
2 9 inch unbaked pie shells
2 tbsps.  Nutmeg


In a stand mixer, combine milk, water and eggs. Mix with whisk attachment until well blended, adding the extract and shredded coconut. Pour filling into pie shells and split the nutmeg; sprinkling on top of the pies. Any left over filling can be poured into custard cups or ramekins (see photo). Bake at 400° for the first 10 minutes then reduce heat to 300° for an additional 30 minutes. The pie is finished when an inserted knife comes out clean. Allow the pies to cool to room temperature, then cover with foil and refrigerate. Serve with whipped cream. Enjoy, JW