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Hello All, My Mother Mary Ann who just turned  71, used to make coconut cream pie when I was young  in the 60s - 80s or better. She had kept this old label of Carnations milk I am not sure
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Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/12/2013 1:47 PM EDT
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Hello All,
My Mother Mary Ann who just turned  71, used to make coconut cream pie when I was young  in the 60s - 80s or better.
She had kept this old label of Carnations milk I am not sure if it was condensed or evaporated.  Well it is the only cream pie
so far in this world to date (I am 51) that has ever made the grade in my personal opinion.
I once called Carnation for their Coconut Cream Pie recipe and they told me that they do not share older recipes anymore
because they were not up to there standards, or something like that.
Well I can tell you then they have really lowered there standards when they won't share a pie recipe
that had been on the their label for more than 20 years or so. 
My Mother has lost this label and we had this pie every Thanksgiving without fail, I miss it.

So I am wondering if anyone out there has this recipe or knows of anyone they can get it from.
It would be  a wonderful surprise to her my aunts, uncles, cousins and newer family members I believe
to find it on the dessert table this Thanksgiving.  

If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.
Laschell  Mountainside, NJ
email: Laschell@aol.com

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/12/2013 4:11 PM EDT
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After looking the only one that I have that sounds good is this one....
There are lots of others on All Recipes but I am sure you have looked at each one of them so this might be an alternate for you. 
This is from Cooks Country Blue Ribbon Desserts cook book. 
Coconut Cream Pie
Crust
9 whole graham crackers, broken into rough pieces
4 Tb unsweetened coconut, toasted
5 Tb butter, melted and cooled
2 Tb sugar
Filling
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk 
1 Cup whole milk 
2/3 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 tsp salt
5 large egg yolks
1/4 Cup cornstarch
2 Tb unsalted butter cut into 4 pieces
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Topping:
1 1/2 Cups heavy cream, chilled
1 1/2 Tb sugar
1 1/2 tsp rum, optional
1 Tb unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted

For the crust: Adjust an oven rack to middle position and pre heat to 325 degrees F. 
In processor pulse graham cracker pieces and toasted coconut until crackers are broken into coarse crumbs. About 10 pulses. Then process to fine crumbs, about 12 seconds. 
Sprinkle melted butter and sugar over crumbs and pulse until combined. 
Sprinkle mixture in bottom of a 9 inch pie plate and press crumbs into an even layer on bottom and sides.
Bake until crust is a deep golden brown, about 20 minutes. 
Let crust cool on wire rack. 
For the filling...Bring coconut milk, milk, 1/3 Cup of the sugar, shredded coconut, and salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. 
Whisk the egg yolks, remaining 1/3 Cup of sugar and cornstarch together in a medium bowl until well combined. 
Gradually whisk the milk mixture into the egg mixture to temper, then return to the sauce pan.  Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly until thickened and a few bubbles burst on surface, about 30 seconds. 
Off heat whisk in the butter and vanilla. 
Pour the filling into the cooled crust.  Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the filling and refrigerate until filling is chilled and set, about 3 hours. 
For the topping...Whip cream, sugar, rum, vanilla together with an electric mixer until soft peaks. 
Spread topping over pie filling. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. 

I will check a few older cookbooks to see if I can find another that calls for evaporated milk. 

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/12/2013 4:31 PM EDT
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None of the cookbooks I looked through gave a Coconut Cream Pie recipe using evaporated milk.  However I recall my Grandmother and Mom making cream pies, custards and the like using evaporated milk in place of milk.  The result was always a creamy filling.  It never had a "canned milk" flavor.  I have often used evaporated milk for casseroles especially Mac-N-Cheese becaues it gives a nice rich flavor. So I would think you could use evaporated milk in place of milk in any custard recipe. 

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/12/2013 7:53 PM EDT
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I have a nice stack of cookbooks from the '80s - I was certain I could find this recipe.  No luck -- every one had a recipe for coconut cream pie but not one called for evaporated milk.

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/12/2013 11:00 PM EDT
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Have you written to Customer Service here on this website?  Someone there might take a look into your recipe request.  I hope so, just a thought. I bet the one on the can didn't have the nutrition information on it is why they won't release it.  But the converter is here, so they need to publish that recipe.

The one on this website, “Toasted” Coconut Custard Pie", uses the Carnation Evaporated Milk.  So I would think any cream pie can be made with it.  The other recipe on here uses the condesnsed milk. 

Share the recipe when you find it, please.

 

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/13/2013 2:42 PM EDT
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I just checked my old cookbooks published for various Church and School fundraisers, some going back to the 1950's. None of these recipes called for evaporated milk either. As Nikki said, I don't see why you can't substitute the evaporated milk for regular milk in your recipe.

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/13/2013 5:45 PM EDT
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Sure hope you find your mom's recipe!

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/13/2013 7:40 PM EDT
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Your recipe sounds great, Nikki! My husband will love it - thank you for sharing!

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/13/2013 10:52 PM EDT
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Nicki,
Thank you so much for your recipe, what nice response from everyone as well.
I will try this recipe and customer service again to see if they can find anything.
The recipe did not come from a book though it came directly from the label.
I am determined and if I find it I will post it for all of you.
Sincere Thanks Again,
Laschel

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/14/2013 7:24 AM EDT
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Thanks for sharing this recipe.  Hope someone finds the exact one you are wanting and shares that one too!!

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/14/2013 8:17 AM EDT
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this recipe was very good tasting and it went at are bake sale .

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/14/2013 8:37 AM EDT
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thanks sounds good

Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/14/2013 2:13 PM EDT
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Are you sure it wasn't a Borden's evaporated milk recipe?  There is one on their website that you might like to check out.  I would put the link here, but I'm sure it would not be appreciated by the Very Best team.



Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/14/2013 3:11 PM EDT
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I did a little more digging and found this recipe at AllRecipes.com.  I don't know if this is allowed, but just in case, I thought I would post it for you.   I truly hope this is close to the one you are looking for and it will brighten the holidays for you and your mom.  Hugs from Mary L.

Coconut Cream Pie VII
    
 
Submitted By: BUCHKO

Servings: 8

"This is a rich pie that 's made with evaporated milk, lots of milk and eggs, and plenty of coconut. The filling is cooked until thick and creamy, and it 's immediately poured into a baked pie shell and chilled."


Ingredients:

1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups milk
1 1/8 cups evaporated milk
1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
3 egg yolks, beaten
4 teaspoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Directions:

1.     In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, salt, cornstarch, and flour. Gradually stir in milk, evaporated milk, and coconut. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, continuing to stir. Remove from heat.

2.     Place egg yolks in a medium bowl. Slowly pour 1 cup of milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining milk mixture in saucepan.

3.     Return mixture to heat. Bring to a boil, then boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in butter or margarine and vanilla extract.
    
4.     Pour mixture into baked pastry shell. Chill at least 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Calories: 340
    
Amount Per Serving

    Total Fat: 16.3g
    Cholesterol: 98mg
    Sodium: 366mg

    
Amount Per Serving

    Total Carbs: 41.7g
        Dietary Fiber: 1.4g
    Protein: 6.9g

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Re: Coconut CREAM Pie from old Carnation Milk Can Label

posted at 10/14/2013 4:15 PM EDT
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Thank you, Mary L L ......... all of us appreciate you help!
I always appreciate new cookie recipes ;)

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