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Old Fashion Coconut Pie

    1 1/2 cups half-and-half
    1 1/2 cups coconut milk
    2 eggs, beaten
    3/4 cup sugar 
    1/2 cup cornstarch
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup flaked coconut
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 baked pie crust
    3 egg whites
    1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    6 tablespoons sugar
    1/2 cup flaked coconut


    Combine half-and-half, coconut milk, eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in a saucepan; stirring constantly, slowly bring to a boil over low heat and cook until thick, about 30 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; fold 3/4 cup coconut into the mixture with the vanilla extract. Pour the coconut mixture into the baked pie crust. Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until foamy. Gradually add cream of tartar and 6 tablespoons white sugar, continuing to beat until soft peaks form. Spread egg white mixture over the pie. Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut over the pie. Bake at 350 for, 12 to 15 minutes.