Bakers Square Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie – no need to go out to buy a pie when you have this copycat recipe.

Baker’s Square is famous for their pies, especially in the Midwest. This is one of their best! You can make home made pie at home, it isn’t too hard!

Coconut cream pie

Please note this pie has two variations, the regular pie, and then the black bottomed version. If you are making the black bottom version this will add about 1 hour to the pie making process. You will want to add your chocolate layer before you add the coconut cream layer. I recommend using a dark chocolate, or a bitter sweet chocolate for this. You may find milk chocolate to be too sweet.

Bakers Square Old Fashioned Coconut Cream pie

Bakers Square Old Fashioned Coconut Cream pie

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Dessert Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:15 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Bakers Square Old Fashioned Coconut Cream pie

This is a delicious coconut cream pie. There is an optional step to make this a black bottomed pie, please see optional ingredients and optional directions.


  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Optional Variation - Black Bottom Pie
  • 6 ounces of bittersweet or dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons of milk


Optional Variation

If you are making the black bottomed version, heat milk to scalding in a pan on the stove, remove pan, and add chocolate. Stir the chocolate into the milk until it has melted completely. Pour chocolate into pie shell. and Allow to set for 60 minutes before adding the coconut cream layer.

In a medium saucepan, combine half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the coconut and the vanilla extract. . Pour into pie shell and chill 2 to 4 hours, or until firm.

After pie is chilled add 1 cup of frozen topping and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup flaked coconut.

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  • Cheryl

    Do you bake the pie shell before the chocolate layer,and do you remove the custard as soon as it comes to a boil or cook for a time

  • Sunny

    In the recipe I see, the “Optional Variation” (aka chocolate layer) is the very first part of the recipe. Was this added afterwards, because I can’t believe so many readers would have missed it otherwise.

    • stephaniemanley

      No, I missed putting it in. I added it after the fact.

  • Cathie

    Is this a “black bottom” coconut cream pie? Sounds good, but I see no mention of the chocolate layer in the recipe.

    • Stephanie

      Yes, there is a variation for this listed in the instructions.

    • stephaniemanley

      Cathie, I added the instructions for the black bottom pie.

  • Ouida Gravitt

    yeah, where is the chocolate that i see on the bottom of the pie?

    • Stephanie

      It has been added to the instructions.

  • lisa g.

    Is that a layer of chocolate beneathe the coconut cream filling in the picture? Please let me know & thx!

    • Stephanie

      Yes, there is an optional layer if you want at the the bottom of the pie.

  • Stephiecupcakes

    This is not the copycat recipe I need from Baker’s Square! Haha. I have been looking everywhere for the recipe for their Peanut Butter Cup pie. It was my all-time favorite dessert growing up, and all the Baker’s Square locations have closed in California! I was lucky enough to stop by one when I flew into Minnesota to visit my in-laws in Iowa, but it made me want the recipe even more! Hope you can help!

    • Barb Ross Gardiner

      Try . They have a recipe or more for Everything.

  • Michelle

    Well, what about the whipped topping and the other 1/4 cup of coconut??

    • Stephanie

      After the pie is chilled and set, top with whipped topping and flaked coconut.

      • Jeannie Carle

        This was all 3 years ago and no one even yet has explained the black bottom to the pie. I guess it’s just our imagination???

        • stephaniemanley

          Of course it isn’t a figment of your imagination. I will add the optional step. Thanks for pointing out I was horrifically late in answering the concern here.

          • Jeannie Carle

            Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!! All these were so old I just knew I’d never hear back! :-) Love it with this chocolate twist! I wasn’t being hateful – just a bit sarcastic – sorry! And again, thank you!!!

          • stephaniemanley

            Well I guess its best to assume the worst, and then be surprised. Being sarcastic in print never translates well if you don’t have a personal relationship with someone. It is an unfortunate consequence when the internet is involved.