April 29, 2014

Old Fashioned Coconut Pie {and Cookbook Giveaway!}

Well, here I am again. With a coconut recipe. I know, I know, I know… I have a gozillion coconut recipes but how can I call myself a coconut connoisseur, or a reliable food blogger, or a Southerner for that matter without a good, old-fashioned recipe for coconut pie?

Before I tell you about this pie, let me tell you how I came to the recipe. Mama has worked for a local jewelry store since before I was born. And so have many of the ladies who work there. They are all like my aunties. They congratulated me when I graduated high school, they came to my baby showers and they were as excited about my adventure to New York with Food Network as I was! They are my cheer leaders and I love them all. And they're a hoot. Picture Steel Magnolias meets Designing Women.

A few years ago, these aunties of mine published a cookbook of their collective favorite recipes. Since many of Mama’s are in there, I go to it often. I pulled it out to look for a coconut pie recipe and Mama had two. And I had to laugh at the names. The first is simply called Coconut Pie. The next is called Good Coconut Pie. Hmmm. Well, which one should I make? Oh, I’m thinking I should go with the good one. When I asked her why she bothered putting two in there if she only thought one was good she just laughed and told me to hush up.

I decided to blend the two recipes because they both looked good to me. Maybe I should call mine Better Coconut Pie. And if I ever improve it I can call it Best Coconut Pie and then well have the market cornered. Ha! Regular, Good, Better and Best!

By the way, if you’re interested, I just called over to make sure they still have some – and they do – so if you’d like to get a copy of their book, From our Table to Yours, email them at staff-dems@sc.rr.com or call 803-407-5290. The books are $20 and they’ll ship one to you!

CONTEST IS CLOSED
To win a copy of From our Table to Yours, simply leave a comment below with your email address (just one comment per email address, please). If you’re not comfy doing that, you’re more than welcome to send me an email at southyourmouth@aol.com with “From our Table to Yours” as the subject and you’ll be entered.

Done and done! Easy-peasy, bo-deasy!

I will randomly select and email the winner after 3PM EST Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway starts today Wednesday, April 30, 2014 and ends Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Contest is open to US residents only.

Winner will have 72 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.


Old Fashioned Coconut Pie
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), at room temperature
4 eggs
1/3 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk
2 teaspoons coconut extract
1 14-ounce bag sweetened flaked coconut (about 4 cups)
2 9-inch pie pastries

Add sugar, butter, eggs, flour and salt to a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add milk and extract and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in coconut.

Pour filling evenly into pie pastries. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown and set in the center.


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112 comments:

  1. That pie looks awesome! christy.spurlock@gmail.com

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  2. Thank you so much for all your great recipes and inspirations! cmw1124@comcast.net

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  3. love it! mintagrace@yahoo.com

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  4. Wonderful: popoki.livsey@gmail.com

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  5. Looks wonderful. Hgentile@aol.com

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  6. From a Tiger fan to a Gamecock fan... I put the rivalry aside and still just adore you, your page/site, and recipes! I wanted to crawl in my TV and smack Cat Cora. You're that southern smart a... alec that I love ;) Keep doing what you do!
    southernpawsc@yahoo.com

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  7. Pick Me, Pick Me! adh0923@myway.com

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  8. easter was awesome thank to your recipes. thanks - holly_ebert@yahoo.com

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  9. This "northern" girl would love one! sheilakuball3@gmail.com

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  10. I rooted for you so much when the show aired. Love your style & recipes! originalkaneek@gmail.com

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  11. I just love your webpage and all of your recipes!

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  12. love reading cookbooks! Would love to read yours! Julia.sandidge@live.com

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  13. I love all things Coconut and I would love to have that cookbook!

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  14. I would love to add this cookbook to my southern cookbook collection please! lriddle@emjmetals.com

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  15. Looks really good!!! megsrae1976@aol.com

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  16. I collect cookbooks. I would surely love to add that one to my collection.
    sdehnke@hotmail.com

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  17. Beautiful book!

    iam.klm69@gmail.com

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  18. this would be the BEST Mother's Day Gift - the gift of Lovin from the Oven!! I am such a huge fan - I try a lot of recipes and they are all delicious!!!

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  19. Instantly wanted it when I read your Mama's response to your questioning her pie names....Hush!!! Laughed so hard!! Dtullis@gttconstruction.com

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  20. Love coconut! mtl166@verizon.net

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  21. Love Cookbooks, thanks for the giveaway! mandee.p8t@gmail.com

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  22. I am very interested in seeing this cookbook and I love, love your blog!!! jacquiewil@comcast.net

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  23. I love coconut and cookbooks. I especially love cookbooks like this one because you know the recipes are tried and trued. And... you might want to have your answer prepared when your onions ask you why you call your coconut cream pie better or best. (Although I am sure they will already know why or at least have a good idea why). Or you just just call yours better then they call call theirs the best when they tinker with your recipe :) Keep the tradition going. Hope eveyone has a Happy Mother's Day. tmk22911@gmail.com

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  24. Mama and your Aunties must surely have some good recipes! And this coconut pie recipe looks fine! patti.moss@aol.com

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  25. that pie looks aw-suuuum! im gonna try & make it next weekend!
    michelenj66@aol.com

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  26. Coconut anyway is my favorite. pearcy04@hotmail.com

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  27. LOVE Southern cooking (as I am Southern myself) and Southern grandmas made/make the BEST food. Coconut pie was one of my Dad's favorites - can't wait to try this version. Thanks for the opportunity! kasilofcate@aol.com

    Cate <><

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  28. Didn't find this site until recently but everything on here looks so good!! Haven't had a coconut pie in forever, gonna make one now though:) jessicalamson93@outlook.com

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  29. I absolutely love your blog, recipes and southern sass! I would also love to WIN! :)
    honeys.girl1@gmail.com

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  30. MY stomach is growling! jcmcgrew09@gmail.com

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  31. Love coconut in any form - can't wait to try this pie. TKDecker23@aol.com

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  32. Love all Your recipes and your Blog! I made a number of them and they have turned out perfect! ahjewel@hotmail.com

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  33. Can't get enough coconut recipes, and I surely love all yours. nbubany@aol.com

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  34. I adore coconut recipes and I adore eating them even more. Thanks for sharing as many as you can!

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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  35. I love local cookbooks and have quite a collection. This book would fit right in lol! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! candela_59@yahoo.com

    ~Peggy

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  36. Would love to have this cookbook. Roseygirl98@aol.com

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  37. Thank you for your recipes and for this great offer. mcclurecharlesly@bellsouth.net

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  38. This looks like a great cookbook would love to be in the running to win it. Thanks
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  39. A girl can never have too many cookbooks, and that one sounds like it would be a great addition!!!
    Pat
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  40. Of course I'm going to make this, wife loves coconut pies & cakes. :) hushhhhpuppy@yahoo.com

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  41. Being a dyed-in-the-wool Southern boy, Miz Mandy, I'm thinking the jewelry store gang might be STEEL MAGNOLIAS meets DESIGNING WOMEN @ THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE ...

    Love the blog, Punkin' ... Keep up this most excelent celebration of Southern Cooking & Southern Culture!

    Bob H.
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  42. mmm my Momma would love this for mother's day! Sheila O. - sownsbey@gmail.com

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  43. Oh man, do I LOVE Coconut pie.

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  44. I don't have a coconut pie recipe--but would love to try yours. Please enter me in your giveaway!
    Marilyn
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  45. Your post was a ray of sunshine after a crummy day. Thanks for the chance to win - I have a bit of a cookbook fetish! Stacy.menifee@risd.org

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  46. looks good! irishiz4952@yahoo.com

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  47. So glad I found you site. So many wonderful recipes.
    Thank you for all of your hard work and for sharing.
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  48. Looks like a good pie! anhimes@yahoo.com

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  49. This pie looks awesome! I love your blog and recipes. Pick me please, lol!
    Elaine
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  50. "From our table to Yours : this recipe looks wonderful but then again all your recipes look and sound yummy. thetwixkid52@centurylink.net

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  51. Your blog is the highlight of my day! madnax1@aol.com

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  52. I love Coconut Pie...I can't wait to try this. Your recipes are great. kittygirl15401@yahoo.com

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  53. I absolutely loved Designing Women & Steel Magnolias! Would love this cookbook! I am sure I would have to share with my sisters but I would even be willing to do that :) kerri@habermehlelectric.com

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  54. OMGoodness! I must have this book. A friend is getting married in 2 weeks & really needs it.

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  55. I would enjoy thiscook book as much as I enjoy your South The Mouth recipes and posts.

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  56. I would love to have some of your mama's recipes. Pick me, pick me! �� Vickiecwood@gmail.com

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  57. Pick me.....Pick me....Pick me....I LOVE your recipes and would love and be honored to have a copy of this cookbook. My email address is susieqself@yahoo.com. What I would really love to see is you on QVC once you get your cookbook written. I know your recipes would make David Venable do his "happy dance". Thanks for sharing and for all of your hard work!!!

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  58. I love coconut and I love getting new cookbooks, thanks for the giveaway! lclee59@centurylink.net

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  59. Please choose me... I would be honored to add this book to my collection...being a transplanted SC girl and with my birthday being this Friday ;-) and coconut pie being my favorite, I would be happy to taste test any and all recipes!
    Pattikaye5258@yahoo.com

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  60. This looks so good. Would love to win and try the recipes in the cookbook. mjrainey1@yahoo.com

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  61. I can't wait for your cookbook to come out, but I bet this one is good as well!!
    deniseyoung58@gmail.com

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  62. These are some of the most awesome recipes I've ever made,please keep them coming. I also would love to have one of your cookbooks. Thank you so very much.

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  63. I can't wait to see who wins the cookbook. LilannT@AOL.com

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  64. If the recipes in this cookbook are anything like the ones you blog about...... I'm all over that!
    Girl, You're the best! I sure hope to win! :D
    sheri76123@yahoo.com

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  65. My mom would love this, coconut is her favorite :) mommy0004@aol.com

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  66. What a hoot! I love the idea of "regular, good, better, and best" coconut pies! kierstennichol@yahoo.com

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  67. I have become such a fan of your blog and your recipes! Thank you for sharing your divine southern recipes, your funny stories and your glory moments on Food Network! betsyjanesmith@hotmail.com

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  68. I can't wait to try this recipe. Love your blog and thanks for offering such a great giveaway! greeneyed65@gmail.com

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  69. Looks Great! Love coconut!
    kja1960@gmail.com

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  70. I love all things coconut, and especially coconut pie! Would love to win the recipe book - kymtmd@gmail.com

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  71. Every week, I choose several of your recipes for my weekly menu. I am from Arkansas and currently live in New York. So seeing South Your Mouth on my menu gives me my southern fix in a northern climate. :) melinda.wood7@gmail.com

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  72. What a fun looking book! Love all your recipes!!! marcylong3@yahoo.com

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  73. I'd love to add this cookbook to my collection- it looks great! heather_roper@ymail.com

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  74. I try so many of your recipes, they all have been great!! I would love this cookbook.
    Thanks,
    Lisa in Fort Worth
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  75. Love your recipes and stories! Keeps me connected to my Southern roots! Looking forward to your cookbook.
    milehightiger@yahoo.com

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  76. Sounds amazeballs!
    icujenrn@gmail.com

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  77. Wish I had a big slice of that pie now! lisa59@suddenlink.net

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  78. Sounds like a fantastic coconut pie , can't wait to try it. I'm real southern too. Ya'll come to see us in Kentucky. Ya'll come.. kat22ob@yahoo.com

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  79. I would really enjoy your Southern Cook Book to add to my many other cookbooks! chare3@bellsouth.net

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  80. Love your blog and would love to win!!

    roxannewv@yahoo.com

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  81. Man, I gotta make that pie this weekend!
    redrosesword@gmail.com

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  82. tjmorton45@gmail.com

    Gotta have it :)

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  83. That pie looks so good!
    Mlhefner@gmail.com

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  84. I love cookbooks like that...always have the most incredible recipes...comfort food at its finest!!!

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  85. I am trying to figure out which of the Dem's ladies are which characters from Steel Magnolias and Designing Women...I can see how that combination fits. Trying to figure out which one Suzy is...! michelle.mcgee@bcbssc.com

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  86. rgoforth64@yahoo.com

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  87. Sounds so very good right about now. Hubby would love this! nettes4yums@gmail.com

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  88. I am a coconut-holic and this recipe is on my list to make this week! Yum!
    tammer9@gmail.com

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  89. I love coconut pie and can't wait to try this one. You have delicious recipes.
    Elizabeth
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  90. Oooh! that looks so good! I just made your chocolate chunk cookies and those have to be the best cookie ive ever had!! sooo delicious!! Thanks so much for this giveaway(:
    -Kelly
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  91. WOuld love to have your cookbook!!! chrismagmobley@yahoo.com

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  92. As a Southerner I must admit I love all of your recipes. And this coconut pie looks fantabulous !! Will be trying this soon !
    Kirklarissa@gmail.com

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  93. This would be a great cookbook to add to the collection! angiemartinez3721@gmail.com

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  94. Man that looks AWESOME poppprincess2@gmail.com

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  95. definitely trying the coconut pie recipe...thanks jdeb@bresnan.net

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  96. All your food looks delicious! Would love to own the cookbook! beccabrat1@yahoo.com

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  97. Love your page and everything you do! Love that you have so much fun doing what you do!
    Keep it up!!!
    mattiemouille@yahoo.com

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  98. Awesome!okit39svicki@yahoo.com

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  99. I LOVE coconut anything! cledperez@hotmail.com

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  100. Yum maxedoutmommy1985@gmail.com

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  101. love trying new recipes kathyvannort4@aol.com

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  102. I would enjoy this book as I'm a try city girl who loves country cooking. I enjoy entertaining and this pie would be a great addition to the menu as I 'm sure some of the other recipes would be also. trappiercarmen@yahoo.com

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  103. The coconut pie looks fabulous. I used to love the cookbooks that the churches would sell and they are hard to find anymore. becky@cmatitle.com

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  104. Patty Penvose (Hooker-Sista in Lexington)May 7, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    I would LOVE & TREASURE that cookbook! pattym3912@gmail.com

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  105. you are so amazing I would love a cookbook especially one of yours :) shandre5@att.net

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