Bobby’s Lighter French Coconut Pie

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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

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bobby's french coconut pie is delicious!!!!!! grin

By patti Lewis on July 31, 2012

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I know im gonna would like to see more good less calories

By Gloria gauthreaux on June 15, 2012

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By Anonymous on May 07, 2010

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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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
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