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La Receta del Dia: Coconut Meringue Pie edit


Para obtener la receta en Espanol, visitar Pie de Coco al Merengue

A taste of the tropics: close your eyes and imagine the breeze under a nice, perfectly warm sunshine bathing you, with all the blessings that Mother and Father Nature can send you at once! Ahh! Picture the lonely beach, the coconut trees and all that sense of freedom you instantly get when you are in paradise...It sounds like a dream right now, but how about if you transform that dream into a beautiful, delicious coconut meringue pie? Lets share the sunshine with our loved ones, let them eat pie smile After all, coconut is the tree which gives all that is necessary for living!

Learn more about the wonders of coconut by visiting TastyDesign's latest post "Nuts About Coconuts".

Now, the scrumptious recipe:

cake pie coconut coco panama receta recipe chef melissa de leon delicious custard pudin de coco

Coc To prepare the custard, the ingredients are:

  • 1-1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream (crema para batir)
  • 3/4 cup condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg, grated

Pie shell: use 1 short crust pastry OR 1 ready to use pie crust.

Meringue: beat 2 egg whites with 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar and fold in 4 tablespoons of sugar. Spread over the top of the pie and bake as directed.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F / 230 degrees C.
  2. Remove out brown skin of coconut, OR use half green coconut. Grate coconut.
  3. Beat eggs until frothy. Add vanilla, nutmeg and whipping cream. Mix well.
  4. Incorpore the condensed milk, or sweeten to taste. Add grated coconut. Mix well.
  5. Put mixture in pie shell. Top custard mixture with meringue, and sprinkle a little sugar.
  6. Bake at 450 degrees / 230 degrees C F for 15 minutes.
  7. Lower the oven's temperature to 350 degrees F / 180 degrees F and bake for another 25-20 minutes, or until filling desn't shake.



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  • by Chef Melissa
  • October 09, 2005
  • 10:05 am


Picture of Don Don said on...
10.14.05 at 10:20 AM |

I really appreciate your putting the oven temperature in both Fahrenheit and Centigrade. I never worried about it in the US. However, my stove here in Panama is in centigrade and all my recipes from the US are in Fahrenheit.

Picture of Melissa Melissa said on...
10.14.05 at 10:23 AM |

Good morning Don! you are giving me a great idea, from now on I will put both F and C. Do you have a Mabe stove?

Picture of Don Don said on...
10.14.05 at 10:34 AM |

Yes I do have Mabe. I love the stove, but wasn’t aware that its temperature scale was in Centigrade.  Luckily, I have a conversion program in my Palm Pilot.

Picture of Sandi .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said on...
11.24.05 at 10:04 AM |

I have a beautiful Mabe stove and oven in my home in Bucerais Mexico.  However I am not fluent in Spanish and neither are my renters, and my manual is in Spanish of course.

Does anyone know where I can go to download an English Manual?  I have model # X05500C

Picture of Melissa Melissa said on...
11.25.05 at 08:01 AM |

Good morning Sandi! I am afraid I have not seen a Mabe manual in English, BUT if I find or see one I will let you know. Thanks for your visit and Happy Holidays smile

Picture of Tanisha Tanisha said on...
11.25.05 at 10:51 AM |

I will definitely be trying this recipe and so will my mom. Will let you know how it turns out. Hmm Yummy

Picture of Barbara .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said on...
12.23.05 at 10:18 AM |

I, also, just purchased a Mabe stove in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. My oven only has numbers from 1 to 5. I looked for a model with both, but couldn’t find one quickly and needed the stove. The stove is a mess. The oven takes an hour to get to 375F because of not fitting correctly. The store sent out technicians a week ago (4 days after I had it) and still I have not had the stove exchanged. The store now tells me the ‘report’ can’t be found. The men that were here said it definitly needed to be exchanged. I had a La Cross ( I think it was spelled that way ) for 18 yrs before it had to be replaced and it had both C & F on the oven. I switched to Mabe this time because everyone said their product was superior. I can’t believe I’m the only one to get a ‘lemon’. I certainly will not recommend this brand again.
2 weeks of long distance phone calls has proced no results. I’m very upset as I’m sure you can tell.

Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
12.25.05 at 12:17 PM |

Happy Holidays Barbara! Hope your stove problems have been fixed by now.  Hugs…

Picture of Tony .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said on...
02.15.06 at 07:44 PM |

Hey! Guys don’t despair if you purchased a Mabe or what we call in our country of Belize (MayBe) stove, you have something good the only problem is that the site only has manuals in Sapnish, if it is purchased in Mexico.

But if you get a spanish/english - english/spanish dictionary and donwload the pdf manual from the mabe website you may be able to make some sense out of it.


go to “estufas”, click and choose “de piso” (floor models),  choose the size (20, 24 or 30 inch model) click and look at the wide range and see if your model is pictured, click on the picture of your model (Note: to locate the model of your stove, pull the oven door and look just below the control panel (upper door lip) and you should see model and serial number, write it down. compare it with the model, after your have found the model, click and a larger illustration of the stove will be shown and on the upper right hand corner of the illustration, you will see the following
instructivos |  dónde comprar |  recomendar | imprimir

click on the instructivos and choose the model of the PDF document, you wish to download and save to desktop or my documents folder.

Hope that this will help.

Bye!  Tony, Belize C.A.  Happy Cookin.

Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
02.20.06 at 10:57 AM |

GREAT! thank you for the info smile

Picture of Diego .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said on...
10.03.06 at 01:58 PM |

Help please… I bought a stoven mod. XO5500H but I don’t have the manual and its not avalible en MABE web page, could someone helpme to find this manuals

Thanks in advance

Juan Diego

Picture of Dean in St. Maarten Dean in St. Maarten said on...
12.19.07 at 06:30 AM |

We have a Mabe stove but it only has one rack in the oven and my wife does a lot of baking.  Any idea where I can order a second rack?  The store where it was purchased “doesn’t know how” and I can find anywhere online to do so.  Any ideas?

Picture of Padraig Tracy .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said on...
02.23.10 at 03:34 PM |

We have a Mabe model x05500c in our recently purchased condo. Can’t figure out how to start the oven. We can get the broiler started but not the oven. Advice, please?

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