Coconut Custard Pie

1 unbaked pie shell
4 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups milk (I used 2%)
1 tsp vanilla

How to make it

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. With your hand mixer, beat eggs lightly, add sugar and salt and beat until thick and cream colored. Gradually beat in milk and vanilla, then strain through a fine sieve. Add 3/4 cup flaked coconut and pour into pie shell and sprinkle with 1/4 cup coconut. Bake for 15 minutes then reduce temperature to 350 degrees F. and bake 12 - 15 minutes more. (I needed to bake this for a good 30 minutes.) Insert knife in center of pie; knife should be clean when pie is done. The center will be soft but will set upon standing. Do not overbake or custard will curdle. Bring to room temperature then chill in refrigerator for several hours.