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
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.