Nancy McWhorter – For The Record

This week’s KEPER recipe was taken from a recipe book I purchased at a garage sale my daughter, Carol Farley and I attended at the Bossier City Race Track garage sale in October, 2011.  The book is titled “From Our Kitchens to Yours.”  Although it is a only 70 pages of recipes compiled by the School Nutrition Association of Bossier Parish, it is brimming with exceptional recipes.

I have two favorite foods.  They are Bar-b-que Ribs and Coconut Pie.  If there is a choice of desserts, I like anything with coconut but Coconut Pie is my favorite.  However, I do not care the meringue if on top and just scrape it aside.  That is one thing I do like about this recipe; meringue is not one of the ingredients.  However if you are a fan of meringue, you could add it or top it with whipped cream.  That would be your choice.

Many years ago, I use to make my own pie crusts but now to make life simpler, I just buy the frozen ready-made pie shells…”Marie Callender’s” brand preferred.

I prepared the pie filling as instructed in the recipe.  There was a good amount of filling left over after pouring it to the rim of the  pie shell.  I amade a quick trip to the grocery store and bought a package of eight small pastry shells.  I filled those shells with the remaining filling and baked it along with the pie.  I did remove them from the oven a bit sooner than the pie.

The pie tarts turned out to be a good thing.  I shared them with church friends that I visited who are residents in the Town & Country Nursing home.

FRENCH ACADIAN COCONUT PIE

5 eggs

1 stick butter, softened

¾ cup buttermilk

 2 cups sugar

2 cups coconut

1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell

Mix first five ingredients well, beat really hard.  Pour into pie shell.  Bake @ 350○ for about 30 minutes (I baked it for 40 minutes) or until pie is done.  It makes a very thick, fluffy pie.

I HOPE THEY HAVE COCONUT PIE IN HEAVEN.

NOTE: The cookbook was published by Morris Press Cookbooks; Copyright 2009.  The recipe was submitted by Pearlina Capers, page 55.  I do not know if this cookbook is still available.  If interested, you may inquire by calling (318) 549-5046 or write to School Nutrition Association of Bossier Parish, P.O. Box 2000, Benton, LA 71006.