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Soupy coconut custard

JimZooter | Nov 17, 201911:33 AM     3

I'm trying my hand at eclairs, but I want to fill them with a coconut pie filling. I followed instructions--at least I think I did--and the custard became thick. Once thickened, I poured it into a bowl and chilled it. When I took it out of the fridge, it had become a thick, wet soup rather than a pipable custard. Variances from the recipe: 1) I used half and half rather than whole milk; 2) The recipe called for ½ cup flour or ¼ cup corn starch. I added ⅜ cup corn starch, or half again as much as the recipe called for because I wanted it a little thicker than a coconut pie filling. Suffice it to say, I was more than a little surprised when I found a soup in the bowl rather than a thick custard.

Anyone have a clue what might be the cause? Didn't I cook the custard long enough? Did I cook it too long? Just didn't hold my tongue right? Insights welcome.

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