It is only a pie, if it is in a pie plate. Otherwise it can be cooked in a square pan and be called squares. Mom would make this and I always thought it was a traditional coconut pie, making the crust first then adding the ingredients. I was so surprised and delighted to recently discover it is a very easy recipe to make. Substituting whole wheat flour for white and an artificial sweetener for sugar it then becomes a true diabetic delight!
1/2 c. margarine
1/2 c. white or whole wheat flour
1 cup coconut
2 tbsp vanilla
2 c. milk
1/2 cup sugar or splenda
Mix all together and beat. Pour into greased pie plate (or square pan). Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour.