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Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Created by the American Pie Council, National Pie Day is dedicated to the celebration of pie. As part of our American heritage, this day is a perfect opportunity to pass on the love and enjoyment of pie eating and pie making to future generations.

Each year the American Pie Council sponsors the National Pie Championships where some of the best pie makers in the United States and Canada enter their pies to compete for the "American Pie Council's Best Pie in America" award.

To celebrate National Pie Day share the warmth of the ultimate "comfort food" by giving the gift of pie to a friend or neighbor. Your generosity will be long remembered.

If pie making is not in your schedule, stop by your favorite pie shop or grocery store and bring home a gift of love and enjoyment for the whole family. The coldest of January days will be warmed by a special pie dessert.


Sweet TAMMY at THE PINK MAGNOLIA shared with me that today is NATIONAL PIE DAY....How neat that we have a special day for something we all LOVE !! By the way, pop over to see TAMMY's for certain SHE will share a great pie recipe with us, I'll bet. There will be LOTS of delicious pie recipes that others have linked to her blog. We are ALL in for a really SWEET TREAT today ~

Thanks so much, dear TAMMY, for giving us all the chance to have such a fun time while getting some great recipes to try.

I just made myself a hot, strong cup of coffee and am getting ready to read all the great pie recipes that are bound to be posted today.

Here is my COCONUT CREME pie that I have shared the recipe with you before, I think, but since it is just like having a slice of Heaven with each sliver I cut for myself, I just have to share it again. (SLIVER?? Did I say SLIVER???)

I might remind you that this is the 100 year old recipe that my precious, little mother*in*law (also know as my second mom) taught me back in 1960. Now, some folks might think that I love this pie so much because I loved HER so much....which, I am sure, has something to do with it. If you try the pie, would you please let me know if YOU liked it or am I just living in a dream world? I would appreciate it but nevertheless, it is ALWAYS gonna be a wonderful pie to ME! :)


3 tablespoons of flour

3/4 cup of sugar

3 beaten egg yolks

2 cups milk

1 can of delicious coconut


Make a paste with flour and a small amt. of milk. Add all other ingredients and cook until thick, over medium heat, stirring so as not to stick and burn. Add 1 capful of VANILLA and stir.

Pour into baked pie shell and cover with sweetened, beaten egg whites, sprinkled with coconut...bake in 400 degree oven until it is golden brown.

GOOD GRIEF......I am now starving to death !!!

"May ALL your days be PIE DAYS"


Lib said...

Your recipe sounds so yummy.
THis was fun to join in with Sweet Miz.T*mmy huh?
Have a Great day.
Blessins', Lib

Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
Let me in and let's have some coffee again. It's too cold to be outside this morning. Your Coconut Cream Pie sounds so good. That is one of my favorite pies. I'm not a baker myself. "HAPPY NATIONAL PIE DAY". This was so fun. I am hungry now too. LOL. May be more hungry before the day is over with with all these recipes. LOL. I haven't made my pie in several years. Our girls don't like Chicken Pot Pie that much. They do eat the Beef Pot Pies from the store. I may have to play around and make a Beef Pot Pie one of these days. "THANK YOU" for sharing your pie with us. I can almost taste it now. LOL. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Anita said...

MMM! Yummy!
My daughter will be glad know that she was born on National Pie day - lol... She turns 22 today!

Rhondi said...

My DH loves pies. Reading this has made me think it's time to make him a pie. He'll be thrilled. Your pie looks delicious, but we are not big coconut fans , so I wouldn't be a good judge of how good it is, although I am sure it is yummy.
Rhondi xo

Marie said...

bj, this sounds like great fun, however this is my worst subject int the kitchen, my mom makes the best pies and I cannot make pie crust to save my life. I guess I have to go get some store bought pie crust for this, but on the bright side I did see a great recipe for key lime pie last night...I wanted to stop by and tag you...stop by my blog and find out all the questions....happy pie day!!!!!

Terri and Bob said...

I do not like coconut pie, but just reading your post makes me think that I should at least try it, for Second Mom's sake... I am enjoying going around the neighborhood and trying different pies!

Janie said...

Oh, How my family just love pie. I think I will bake one. Their favorites are apple and chocolate pudding pie. Yum. They are not great fans of coconut , but yours sure does look delicious!! have a wonderful day, janie

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Coconut Creme is my favorite! You do know how to make a girl drool :-) ((hugs)) Rosie

Tammy B. said...

That recipe sounds so good. I can't wait to fix it myself !!!

Anonymous said...

I love this pie! Im sure memories add such great taste to the pie just as mine did.

Midlife Mom said...

Hi BJ! Just popped over from Donna's to say Howdy! Didn't know it was national pie day so guess I need to get going and make hubby an apple pie. Made pumpkin on Monday as it was Son's birthday and that's what he wanted instead of cake. I love your site and all your black and white decorating ideas. The different pictures of the rooms made me drool too, I love the colors they used.

Come on over if you get a minute and say hello!

Mary said...


Your pie sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Grandma used to make the most delicious pies. Wish I could have them more often. I may just make this for hubby. He loves cocoanut cream pie and I'm going to try Diane's too.


Nora Lee said...

Oh, it looks soooo good!
Makes my mouth water.

Thanks for stopping by Nora Lee's Nook.


Sandi McBride said...

Hubby was leaning over my shoulder and asking "what's that?" and so guess who has to make a coconut pie now, lol? Luckily it seems easy enough! Thanks for stopping by to see me...and don't you just love all these recipes???
Sandi at Holding Patterns

Angela said...

Yum Yum!!! I'm going to have copy this recipe down and give it a try:-). I love Coconut creme pie..
Thanks for sharing..
Have a wonderful day!!

Rising Rainbow said...

National Pie Day, I hadn't a clue. I will check out the pie recipes. I so love pie. My husband will appreciate this coconut creme. Thanks.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Sounds good to me! You know BJ I just can't stop starring at those rooms from yesterday!!!


Artsy Etc. said...

Looks like we live in the same area! Thanks for the recipe and the nice comments in my blog. So nice to meet you.

Love Bears All Things said...

I just finished eating my Tuna and crackers as I am trying to lose some weight. I sure hope reading about all these pies is fattening! I sure makes a body hungry especially when ther are pictures.
Mama Bear

Betty said...

Coconut Cream Pie is one of my favorites, and this one sounds so good. It looks like it would be easy to make, too.

Charlotte said...

I came to your blog via Ginger's Enchanging Cottage. I certainly was not disappointed. It's a beautiful blog. Say, you're almost as old as I am. I'm 71.

Marcela said...

Hello BJ
Your pie looks great!!!
Have a wonderful "Pie Day"
Kisses to you

Tammy said...

I would love a slice thankya and top off my coffee too??

Great post Miz BJ!

Thanks for participating!

Here is to more pie!!

Tiff said...

I just found your blog today and it is absolutely delightful. I hope you don't mind, but I copied and pasted your "Pie day" on my blog(with credit to your blog of course).
I love the pics of the rooms you show in the post below, especially the red and white one with the twin beds. My bedroom is red and white and I have the red spread on the end of the bed. I love how they mixed in the check with it. Thank you for sharing all those inspiring pics.

Hope said...

Hi BJ,
Your recipe sounds so good and easy! Thank you for sharing. Now that I've found your blog through Tammy, I'm going back to read all about you! Come visit me sometime!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
What a great day to have,although on weight watchers i mayu have to bake your, in your words
Love Kristina XxX

joan said...

Hi BJ,

Thanks so much for visiting me today. I can't believe I haven't found your blog before. It's so pretty and your coconut pie sounds good, I do love coconut. So nice to meet you and I'll be back to visit soon.

Jackie said...

Now can I come for coffee and a piece of that pie. If it tastes as good as it looks I could be in deep trouble. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Nan said...

Coconut Cream Pie is my all time favorite. I think my mom's is the best ever. I'm sure yours is just as good. We request it every Thanksgiving Day along with the pumpkin and apple.
I just posted my recipe. Pop over when you get a chance.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey BJ, I snagged your Coconut Pie recipe. Can't wait to try it. :)

Donna said...

Hi BJ,
Coconut cream pie is one of my favorites! Yum! Thanks for the recipe. Happy National Pie Day!

Back Through Time said...

Now that pie sounds YUMMY!! Full of calories and sugar! that is what makes a good pie!

Hope said...

Hi BJ,
Well, I'm back again to visit and I'm loving what I see!! Your home is beautiful and the colors are all my favorites! Your blog is GREAT!! I can tell I'll be here looking and reading for a while and will be a regular from now on! :)

Thanks for visiting me and for the compliment on my name. Please come again virtual door is always open!


the feathered nest said...

Well I love pie but I'm trying to lose this "holiday weight" :-) ! I love coconut - it looks so good!


Susie Q said...

This sounds like a wonderful recipe! My late father always loved this pie. It reminds me of him and that will make it extra sweet!
Thank you so much for this! Hasn't pie day been fun? : )