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Ingredients

1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whipped cream or whipped topping
1 cup moist shredded coconut
1/2 cup whipping cream whipped until stiff or whipped topping
9-inch baked pie shell with high fluted edge

Instructions

Dissolve gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water; set aside. In saucepan, mix 1/2 cup sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 1/2 cups milk. Cook over low heat, stirring until boiling. Boil 1 minute. Stir constantly a this scorches easily.) Remove from heat. Stir in softened gelatin; cool. When partially set, beat with rotary beater until smooth. Blend 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract into cooked mixture. While cooked mixture cools, make meringue by beating 3 egg whites, 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/2 cup sugar until stiff and forms peaks. Set aside. Gently fold whipped cream into cooled cooked mixture, then carefully fold mixture into the meringue. Gently fold in 1 cup moist coconut. Pile the mixture into a baked and cooled 9-inch pie shell. Sprinkle shredded coconut on top. Chll until set, about 2 hours. Serve cold.

Adeline Boomgarden
Moline




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