Coconut Cream Pie

This is my family's favorite dessert

3/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flaked coconut
1 9" deep dish baked pie shell

In sauce pan combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually add in milk. Cook and stir over med. heat until bubbly, then cook for 2 minutes. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks, stir and then return mixture to pan and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add butter and stir til butter is melted. Add vanilla and coconut and stir. Pour into baked pie crust. Spread the meringue on top (get the recipe somewhere else, if you don't know how to make it, so I don't have to type it!), sprinkle 1/3 cup coconut over meringue and bake until meringue is light brown (about 12-15 min. at 350 degree) Cool. This is better served cold.

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