Bobby’s Lighter French Coconut Pie

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Bobby’s Lighter French Coconut Pie

By Bobby Deen

116 Fewer Calories
6g Less Fat

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted  
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat the sugar and eggs in a large bowl until pale yellow. Whisk in the butter and flour until blended. Add the milk, coconut, and both extracts. Pour into the prepared pie shell, transfer to a baking sheet, and bake until set, about 40 minutes. Chill pie for 2 hours before serving. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 8 servings

Per Serving (1 slice) 187 Cal (54% from Fat, 8% from Protein, 38% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 11 g Tot Fat; 8 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 18 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 15 g Sugar; 48 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 80 mg Sodium; 70 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  French Coconut Pie
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Bobby Deen is the younger son of celebrity chef Paula Deen. Like older brother Jamie, the Savannah resident has helped shape the Deen media empire with a series of highly successful commercial collaborations, ranging from three best selling cookbooks to the series Road Tasted on the Food Network and the award winning Lady and Sons Restaurant in Savannah. On a personal side, he was also named one of People Magazine's Most Eligible Bachelors in 2007.

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By Jo A Dobbins on December 09, 2013

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These recipes look so good. Going to try several of them. I have so many things of Paula's. I'm sure the boys are great cooks to. Seen Bobby cooking on a TV show.

By Linda Weber on April 19, 2013

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Love u making ur mom recipes lighter and I make them all love it.

By Sandra Goldberg on November 14, 2012

Hey Bobby,
I just adore watching your mom’s show and would love more than anything to actually meet ya’ll. My mom is a true southern cook too and it is such a delight to make some of the recipes that ya’ll make.  Thanks for the lighter recipes too I have to watch what we eat for healthy reasons, but love the shows!!  God bless and keep on cooking!!

By Donna Perkins, Wetumpka, Ala. on October 06, 2010

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE TWO BOYS HAVE THEIR OWN SHOW.  PAULA IS GETTING A LITTLE OLD…SAME OLD THING.I WISH SHE WOULDN,T CACKLE SO MUCH AND SO LOUD.  COOL IT DOWN.  ALSO WISH YOU’D SHOW THE OLD SHOWS WHEN SHE WAS FIRST STARTING OUT…THEY WERE MUCH BETTER….BEFORE SHE GOT MARRIED ALTHOUGH I ADORE MICHAEL.  HE DOESN’T HAVE MUCH TO SAY BUT HE’S JUST CUTE.a

By ELIZA REES on July 28, 2010

hey bobby i love watching your mom and you in the kitchen everyone that knows me calls me butter oueen #2lol im like your mom i love my butter lolbut unfortally ive had too cut back on it a little im now cooking two diabetics my boyfriend and his mom they both are watching what they eat i know thats hard they both love good old southern cooking and ilove cooking and eatin i love coconut pie so this one is great they can have a slice and ican have two with whipping cream lol and of couarse my greens would like to get morelighter recipes keepup the good work yall avery big fan grace russell okc.,ok.

By gracerussell on April 07, 2010

I love this recipe. More lighten up recipes please!!!!

By Julie on April 05, 2010

Bobby,
I love the French Coconut Pie recipe. My family will enjoy it this Easter.  The lighter ideas are awsome.  Please continue to share them with us.

Send a BIG HUG to your Mom, she has many fans here in PA.

From a Southern Girl at Heart,
Donna

By Donna on April 03, 2010

How about writing a lightened up cookbook?

By Patricia May on April 02, 2010

Thank you so much for lightening up some great favorites.  I love yo’ MaMa’s cooking but for health reasons I have to cut cholesterol, fat and calories.  This one is wonderful.Keep up the good work.

By Patricia May on April 02, 2010

Your recipe is like my nanna and mama. It looks so good and I will try it on my grands

By Velteena Stanley on March 29, 2010

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