I Spy a Coconut Cream Pie









Coconut Cream Pie
Crust:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons shortening or cold coconut oil
3-4 tablespoons ice water

Filling:
3 large egg yolks
1 cup cream of coconut
1 1/4 cups whole milk
5 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups finely ground unsweetened flaked coconut (raw)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon coconut flavored rum
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Topping:
3/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut (raw)
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions:
To make the pie crust, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt. Work the 6 tablespoons butter and shortening in, using a pastry blender or your fingertips, until the mixture resembles pea-sized lumps. Sprinkle in the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring gently with a fork after each addition and adding only enough of the water to form a rough mass.

Using floured hands, pat dough into a smooth, flattened disk. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 25 minutes, in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll out the pie dough, thinly, on a floured surface, and fit into a 9-inch pie plate; trim and flute the dough edges. Place a large square of foil over unbaked pie crust and press gently over the bottom and sides. Fill the shell with dried beans or set pie weights in center.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges just begin to brown. Remove from oven and carefully lift out the foil and weights. Prick the bottom of the pastry evenly with a fork, return to the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through; cool on a wire rack completely before filling. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

To make the filling, whisk together egg yolks and cream of coconut, in a large mixing bowl, until well combined.
Whisk together milk and 5 tablespoons flour, in a large saucepan, set over medium heat. Bring mixture to a simmer, whisking frequently, until hot. Gradually whisk milk into egg mixture, until well combined. Add liquid back into saucepan, and bring mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. Continue to boil for 2 minutes, or until thickened. Remove pan from heat, whisk in 1 1/4 cups ground coconut, 2 tablespoons butter, rum, and vanilla, until well combined. Pour the filling into the baked pie crust, and cool for 20 minutes at room temperature. Cover with waxed paper, and place in refrigerator to chill for 3 hours, or until ready to serve.

To make the toasted coconut topping, toss 3/4 cup coconut and 1 teaspoon sugar together on a small sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees F, for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown; set aside to cool.

When pie has chilled, prepare whipped cream topping. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat together heavy cream and 3 tablespoons sugar, for 2 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.
Spread whipped cream evenly over chilled pie. Top whipped cream with toasted coconut.

Yield: 10 servings

46 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to the round up!

    I'm a true lover of coconut and have yet to try a coconut pie. You've convinced me on this entry that I must add this to my long list of recipes to eventually try!

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  2. Coconut cream pie is my all-time favorite pie. I don't think I've ever seen one quite so grand. That is a beauty. What a talent!

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  3. Emiline ! How beautiful looks!!! Really. so beauty and I think so yummy!!! The pictures are wonderful! xxGloria

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  4. Yes, I think is the most beautiful coconut pie I ever see!! Gloria

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  5. I have never heard of using coconut oil in food. That sounds interesting, Emiline!

    And that pie is just luscious! We love coconut here in Brazil.

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  6. Ooooh, one of my all time favorites! That looks amazing!

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  7. Coconut pie is not usually my fave but you made it sound/look especially appetizing!! I love that cream of coconut stuff.

    I'll be sending you an entry over the weekend for your fun event :)

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  8. One of my earliest and fondest memories of dining as a kid was eating coconut pie for dessert. Thanks for the memory lane trip!

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  9. I am such a huge coconut fan and love to see other blogging buddies do it proud. This pie looks and sounds incredible!! I'd love a slice right now!! Mmmm!

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  10. Hi Em - I use to have that book on my wish list. I like the pie's title.

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  11. Coconut every where you turn in the incredible dessert:D

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  12. this looks like a very, obscenely good pie. like i pie that i want to be eating.

    i don't know if i'm going to have time to participate in the pub crawl, but i'm sure as heck gonna try!

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  13. Awww....my Grandma (rest her soul) used to make this pie, but only at Christmas. She called it "Christmas pie". Hers didn't have coconut rum, though! :)

    Looks gorge as always, Em.

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  14. I don't think I'd be able to decide which kind of pie I like best. But this one sounds amazing! I've been wanting to try coconut oil since I saw it on Jenny's blog - I need to look for some!

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  15. Yum! I love homemande "coconut cream pie" and this would be lovely dessert for Easter Sunday. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I've never had the pleasure of having Coconut Pie and your pie looks so delicious!

    Maria
    x

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  17. That Coconut Cream pie looks amazing! I bet it's better then any store bought cream pie.

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  18. Wow! You had me licking the screen! That looks so delicious Emiline.

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  19. this sounds divine! did you know i've never had a coconut cream pie before? i think i need to stop by your place tonight to try some ;)

    i am working hard on getting my entry in to you by the deadline!

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  20. You would win the heart on mon mari with that pie... He loves coconut cream - and I don't do pies!
    Looks lovely!

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  21. Your pie looks fantastic. Happy Pi Day! I made one too. :)

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  22. I saw this pie and thought that I had died and gone to heaven. Make mine a double helping please.

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  23. Coconut oil is supposed to have health benefits. I've been seeing around but have yet to purchase. I always have just used it for cosmetic reasons. I like your version of this pie. This is really appealing.

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  24. That coconut cream pie looks good! I have never had one. Bookmarked to try. I am really going to have to look for some of that coconut oil as well.

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  25. I love coconut cream pie but I am the only one in the house who does (more for me!!). Looks wonderful! The week has been so chaotic that I am afraid I miss your Pub Crawl event. Could get internet connection until tonight anyway. I am sure it will be a success though!

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  26. That looked absolutely gorgeous. That's funny that you said you're tired from making the pie and typing up the recipe. I don't know why, it just sounded funny. But where was the Cool Huip?

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  27. Even though I haven't tasted it, I would agree that this is the best coconut pie ever! Those thick curls of coconut on top are making me salivate, and it's only 5:57 am here!

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  28. Hmmmm cocomut pie! It looks delicious because I like anything with coconut in it.

    And I want those prizes :-p Is there a way to contact the judges to send them some Tupperware? :-p

    Cheers!

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  29. I have never heard of cream of coconut - now I'm on a mission to find it.

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  30. Would you believe that I have never tried Coconut Cream Pie? I have spent a substantial part of my life thinking that I didn't like pie (?!). Now that I have learned the error of my ways, I think I have some catching up to do...I wish I could start with this one!

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  31. My husband does not like coconut so I can't make this because I would eat the whole thing myself...wait...maybe I'll make this after all!

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  32. Jeez! You're killing me with this pie! I'm the only one who love coconut, so rarely get to enjoy it. I'll have to live vicariously through you...*sigh*

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  33. Wow Emiline, your blog looks soooooo good!!!! It's been some days now since I came to visit... and it looks so profesional!! I really like it♥

    Hope I can get my entry to the Pub crawl before the 20th, I'm really short on time lately...
    Your Pie is MAGNIFICO!!! And the photos are amazing:D

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    Go there. :)

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  35. That is an impressive pie, Emiline. I'm giggling that it was so good that it almost made you sick - I know exactly what you mean, but it's hard to get others to be convinced that's a *good* thing sometimes. ;)

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  36. I just found your blog and thought I'd say hi. It's so great to find new (to me, of course) bloggers! I love your header, too :)

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  37. Wow! I would love to taste it. Looks so delicious.

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  38. Emiline, that pie is just gorgeous! Stunning, really. I'm jealous of your baking abilities -- when it comes to baking I'm a total hack!

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  39. I'm so disapointed that I never got around to making something for your blog event--next time hopefully. Can't wait to see the round-up.

    And thank you for this yummy pie recipe. My husband will thank you soon, too. ;-)

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  40. How come there's no sugar in the filling?

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  41. The cream of coconut is sweetened already. Look for a brand such as Coco Lopez.
    Don't buy unsweetened coconut milk - that's not the same thing.

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  42. This looks like a fabulous pie, and I will make it today for a friends birthday. The filling ingredients and proportions are very good, but I am concerned about the coconut cream being pre-sweetened advice. I shop asian markets where the coconut cream is not sweetened, so I wonder if you have a suggestion for how much sugar to add? Thanks!

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  43. Scott, I'm worried about trying it with unsweetened coconut milk. Coconut cream is a lot stiffer than coconut milk. You're going to have a runny pie if you use coconut milk.

    If you want to try it, I'm guessing you would used 3/4 cup coconut milk, 6 tablespoons (or 1/3 cup) flour, and maybe 1/2-2/3 cup sugar.

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  44. Thanks! It worked out just fine to add a heavy 1/2 cup sugar to the regular UHT unsweetened coconut cream available at the asian market, I did not intend to use coconut milk at all. I also substituted maple liqueur for malibu rum, will also try mango next time. Great recipe, thanks for the ideas!

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  45. I wanted to try this! Looks delicious! :)
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