Chocolate Macadamia-Coconut Cream Pie






Chocolate Macadamia-Coconut Cream Pie

Ingredients:
12 Oreo Cookies, finely ground
1/3 cup very finely chopped macadamia nuts
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

3 large egg yolks
2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream of coconut (not coconut milk)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (Or instead, add 2-3 ounces dark/bittersweet chocolate when you add the butter)
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions:
Toasted sweetened flaked coconut, for garnish (optional)
Melted dark chocolate, for drizzling (optional)

In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir together cookie crumbs, macadamia nuts and 2 tablespoons melted butter, until well combined; press into a 9-inch pie plate. Freeze until ready for use.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks until well combined.
In a large saucepan, over medium heat, whisk together milk, cream of coconut, 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa powder, and bring mixture to a simmer, whisking frequently; whisk 1/4 of the hot milk into yolks, until well combined. Whisk yolks back into saucepan, and cook until mixture thickens up (whisking constantly), and coats the back up a spoon.

Remove pan from heat, and whisk in 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter and vanilla extract, until combined; strain custard into a medium sized mixing bowl, and stir in coconut. Chill over an ice bath, to room temperature. Scrape chocolate custard into pie shell, and smooth the surface.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat the cream and 2 tablespoons sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread cream evenly over chocolate custard.
Top with toasted coconut and melted chocolate. Chill at least an hour before serving.

Yield: 6-8

55 comments:

  1. Nothing like a little Dolly Parton to top off dessert! It so delicious by the way.

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  2. Another wonderful coconut recipe that I can make and eat entirely on my own (since my husband doesn't like coconut). This looks pretty dang good.

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  3. Looks fantastic. I too have so much cocumut I don't know what to do with, made worse by the fact that no-one in my house really likes it, apart from me!!

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  4. Now those are some great leftover ingredients to have lying around! WOW! They sure inspired you, didn't they?

    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  5. Your pie looks fabulous! My kind of dessert!

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  6. Your pie looks absolutely fabulous! So wish I had a slice for lunch right now! I am still cracking up at the Dolly Parton number, too funny! Have a good day!

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  7. Oh my ... that looks and sounds so incredible! My keyboard is in danger of shorting out here, must return jaw to its upright and locked position.

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  8. Your pie, as usual, looks good. Coconut is hit or miss with people sometimes. I can take it or leave it. Although I do love a Mounds bar every now and again.

    I'm mad you got stood up on Facebook...and you put him/her on blast on your blog LOL

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  9. I feel weird. I've never once made an icebox pie, although I've seen recipes and remarked on how good that would be!

    Great flavors going on here!

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  10. Nothing like mixing up all your leftovers and making yummy pies! Did I read correctly? Your family is sick of baked good? Wanna be adopted into mine? That's something that would never happen here. Oh bring the pie with you!

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  11. This looks absolutely delicious!
    I love coconut, macadamia nuts, and chocolate-it's like the perfect dessert. :)

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  12. Geez! You amaze me Emiline with what you can create out of leftovers! This is truly delicious yet again!

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  13. That is THE most enticing no-bake dessert I've ever seen - Emiline, will you PLEASE just open a bakery already?!?!?! In my town, preferably :0)

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  14. Oh my -- what a pie! I love, love coconut. Always have leftover somehow. What a great use of it.

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  15. Your desserts are just heavenly. Can you bring some to my family parties?

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  16. Who stood you up!?!?!?!?

    That looks divine, and how can your family be sick of what you make, it makes me drool!

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  17. I think your blog makes me fat :-p but I love it! I like the new look too ;)

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  18. That's a fine-looking pie! Chocolate-coconut is one of my favorite flavor combos!

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  19. ok...just have to let you know...I think I'm addicted to your site. And your recipes...
    leading to the fact that I'm getting fat!!! (course that may be due to just starting my period and eating all of the baked goods that I've made in the last three days!) :) Seriously...those oreo brownies are SO good...and directly out of the freezer, they are pretty much deadly!

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  20. Looks absolutely delicious. I have been thinking of making a coconut cake but I just may try this!!

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  21. I always like the word icebox cake. When was the last time anyone even had an 'icebox', like 50 years ago? It's sooo I Love Lucy.

    Some times, as you can imagine... I often have some 'splaining to do'

    I think I know who the stooder upper is... and if he has a 1/4 brain, it won't happen again :)

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  22. This looks sooo good - I could never imagine being sick of baked goods.

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  23. The pie looks delicious! And I love that song. In fact I sing it to the donuts when I'm frying them and they're bobbing in the hot oil.

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  24. Emiline, another wonderful dessert recipe. I love all your desserts, they're so intricate and imaginative. They're so well put together. I have to admit, as someone that really fears sweets, I haven't brought myself to make anything (I rarely make any dessert recipes-- maybe 2-3 times a year), but I continually come back because I genuinely enjoy looking at your site.
    I do have a question-- do you have amazing metabolism? Or do you tend to bestow your amazing treats on those around you?

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  25. oh dolly. don't ever change. :)
    sensational creation, emiline. i love the idea of macadamias in the crust and the combination of chocolate and coconut is always a winner in my book. very nicely done.

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  26. Wow this pie looks amazing! My hubby saw it and wants me to make it now!

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  27. If your family gets sick of them, you can send them over my way!! I think I'm getting my sweet tooth back!

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  28. Oh! I am excited about this one. I love no bake pies, they are so easy. I am definitely making this one! Maybe this weekend even..

    I am totally geeking out on this one...sorry...

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  29. Okay this might be my favorite recipe of yours yet! This sounds AMAZING!!!

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  30. Gorgeous!! LOVE coconut, LOVE chocolate, LOVE oreos, LOVE icebox pie. This is a winner!

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  31. I like the new look of the blog.
    The pie is bewitching
    I can't believe that someone stood you up and on facebook no less. Shame on that person.

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  32. That looks so good! I have been wanting to try a coconut cream pie for a while. I like the macadamia nits on top.

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  33. Great, now I have song in my head. Why do you hate me?

    You're lucky you make a mean cream pie, young lady. :D

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  34. as usual you have come up with something completely delicious! i love love love macademia nuts!!!

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  35. Em, you surpass yourself all the time. This looks great! Not even a tinge of gray.

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  36. Dude- find me on facebook- I just signed up on monday, so I'm not sure how to find you. The site kind of terrifies me...But if you find me, I swear I will confirm you as a friend instantly (Brittany Bardeleben in Seattle if that helps)

    Yummy looking pie!

    I secretly love that song, but I tell everyone that I hate it. Shhh. Don't tell.

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  37. Dear Emiline this look georgeous?wondeful?amazing? beauty? all together!!!!!! Love this Emiline, really love, xxGloria

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  38. Your pie looks absolutely gorgeous!! This is my kinda of dessert eaten with a large spoon lol

    Rosie x

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  39. If I were to ever get a pie thrown in my face, I'd choose this one. It's not worth it unless it's super good and you can lick it off your own face.

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  40. Wow Emiline you are so creative making this dessert with your leftovers. We do not get macadamia in Greece but I do love coconut.

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  41. Em, our neighbors just put their house up for sale. Have you ever thought about moving to Canada? Montreal, to be more specific. I would eat ALL your sweet treats. I Promise. I'd be there for you.
    Think about it.

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  42. Thanks everyone.

    Thanks, Dana! I'm addicted to some blogs, so I now how you feel. I'm glad you liked the Oreo Brownies. I liked them, even though I'm not a huge cream cheese fan.

    Adam, better not.

    Cookinpanda, I'm pretty sure I don't have amazing metabolism. I work out 7 days a week for 1 hour, and I wait tables, which is physical. And I eat a lot of salad. :)

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  43. Coconut cream pies remind me of Dolly Parton, too.

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  44. What a yummy invention :)! Nice way to use up all the coconut :D.

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  45. Ohh this is a must try! My husband will love you for this! Every recipe I've tried of yours has turned out wonderfully...no doubt this won't disappoint!

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  46. Ooooo Chocolate Macadamia Coconut Cream Pie... my gosh! Delicious! I tagged you on my post, check it out!

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  47. Lt. Mascara, thanks! That's a very nice compliment!

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  48. "coconut cream pie" - if there are three words that better belong together, I certainly don't know what they are!
    This looks divine

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  49. That looks so good. The ingredients you put together here are such favorites of mine, Emiline!

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  50. This looks delcious. I have some leftover coconut to deal with. Perhaps I should try this.

    How can your family possibly be tired of your desserts? I'm shocked! Want to be adopted into my family? My family complains I don't bake enough.

    Stood up by a food blogger? Don't worry. I generally find the food blog community to be quite accepting and inviting, but I have also had my share of being snubbed once or twice.

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  51. oh my god, this looks heavenly! must try it next time I'm in a pie makin' mood.

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  52. I wish I had a piece of this right now.....it looks so divine!!!

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  53. Oh Emiline! This looks simply MARVELOUS! Marvelous I tell you! YUM YUM YUM!

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  54. That's a pie I could sink a few teeth into...Yum! I can't stop staring at it!!

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  55. Seriously--I think this is all of my favorite things in one. Love it.

    Sorry you got stood up--want me to kick some blog arse??

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