French Coconut Pie
I received this recipe from Mrs. Youngerman, the mother of a customer at Murphy Tractor Company in Jackson Tennessee in the late 1950’s. She told me that she had been making this pie for her boys and now their families and that it was a recipe her mother had given her and it had been in their family since the 1870's. It has a wonderful texture and taste and is one of my family’s favorites. Now I also make it for a dear friend, Mac Thomson, who is my daughter's age and his family were also customers of Murphy Tractor and long-time family friends.
1 stick butter (melted)
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 to 2 cups coconut (package or canned)
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients in order, pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake at 300 degrees about an hour or until done. Don’t overcook. Josephine Murphy, Jackson TN