Donna's Recipes

Creamy Coconut Pie 1973 contest winner

In 1973, WISC – TV 3 sponsored a recipe contest for dairy dessert pies. This was a winning recipe created by Darlene Nyman. She and her husband and their 5 children lived on a farm in Orfordville, Wisconsin.

  • 1 - 9 inch pie crust
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup 2% small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups coconut flakes, divided

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place prepared pie crust into pie pan. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, salt, butter, cottage cheese, and flour. Beat well with electric mixer. In a small bowl, beat milk and eggs together. Pour into mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add 1 cup of coconut. Pour into crust. Top with remaining 1/2 cup coconut.

Bake for 55 - 65 minutes or until lightly brown on top and set in the middle. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 375
Fat, gm.: 18
Protein, gm.: 6
Carbs, gm.: 47
Cholesterol, mg.: 60
Fiber, gm.: 0.5

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