There's a restaurant in Downtown McKinney (about 20 minutes from where I live) called the Pantry. Supposedly this is their recipe for Coconut Cream Pie. The bottom line....I don't care who came up with this, it's delicious, and really simple to throw together. It's also light and creamy, and, surely, with coconut in the title this counts as part of my five a day.....
Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
Mix together and pour through a strainer:
4 T cornstarch, 1/2 c. sugar, 1/4 cup karo (corn) syrup, 2 c. milk, 2 egg yolks. Cook over medium heat until thick (sort of reminded me of pudding). Add 1 T butter, 1 1/2 t. vanilla, and 1 1/2 c. coconut. Cool. Place in a baked pie shell.
Top with whipped cream. I just used a tub, and cut a little zig zag in a ziplock and piped a pattern.