NC State Fair Blue Ribbon Coconut Cream Pie

Have you ever milked a cow? Seen a pie eating contest? Tried a Krispy Kreme Burger? There is SO much to experience at the North Carolina State Fair! I am blessed to be raised in North Carolina where some of the best home cooking in the country takes place! The state fair is where we get to not only appreciate some of these amazing cooks, but also have them share their recipes with us!


  • Unbaked 9 inch pie shell

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 pkg (4 oz) shredded sweet coconut


  1. Put the oven rack in middle position. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Add buttermilk.

  3. Add eggs, one at a time. Add salt and vanilla. Fold in coconut. Pour filling into pie shell.

  4. Bake 40 minutes or until top is firm and crust is golden brown.

  5. Completely cool on rack.

  6. Refrigerate. Serves 8

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