This recipe, originally profiled on the blog A Measured Memory, was inspired by recollections of meals at Mrs. Rowe’s, a 63-year-old restaurant in Staunton, Virginia. Piled high with meringue and topped with toasted coconut, a coconut cream pie is a perfect way to end a meal. Use your favorite crust, or try one of ours.
This version is adapted, loosely, from Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies
and true to its name is a collection of pie recipes from the famed Mrs.
Rowe's in Staunton, VA. An institution in the Shenandoah Valley for
decades, a meal at Mrs. Rowe's feels more like a Sunday dinner at
grandma's house. Feast on fried chicken, greens, macaroni and cheese
and of course – pies, pies and more pies in the confusing company of
locals, Mennonite families and hungover college students.