Thursday, February 14, 2013

Coconut Cream Pie


Happy Valentine’s Day! I haven’t had a chance to make any heart-shaped treats today but I did make a delicious Coconut Cream Pie this weekend! The pie had the most perfect hint of coconut flavour and all the rest was just creamy homemade whipped cream goodness. I totally had 3 servings of this pie, it was impossible not to!  The only thing that I messed up on was not letting it chill long enough.  It ended up being more like a sloppy pudding pie, but it still tasted fantastic!  The toasted coconut is an essential, do not skip on this!

What are you lovelies doing for Valentine’s Day? 

Coconut Cream Pie 
Ingredients

Filling:
1 package coconut pudding mix (I used Shirriff)
2 cups coconut milk (1 can = 2 cups)
1 cup whole milk
½  cup toasted coconut

Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp sugar
¼ tsp coconut extract

Crust:
1  ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
6 tbsp melted butter

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl and stir until combined.  Pour mixture into a pie dish and press firmly. Bake crust for about 10 minutes and let it cool completely.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine pudding mix, coconut milk and whole milk and whisk until thick, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the toasted coconut and stir for about 1 minute. (save about 2 tbsp to sprinkle on top pie)
  5. Remove pudding from heat and let cool completely
  6. In the bowl of an electric mixer pour the cream and beat on medium for about 3-4 minutes until the cream begins to thicken. Add in the sugar and extract and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. You can do this by hand with a whisk; adjust your beating time (add on another 5-8 minutes).
  7. Pour cooled pudding mixture on top of the pie crust and spread evenly with a spatula. Pour the whipped cream on top and spread out evenly.  Garnish with toasted coconut and let chill in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours or until firm.



38 comments:

  1. Oh Natalie...your coconut cream pie looks great...and yes, perfect for Valentine's Day :)
    Hope you are enjoying your week!

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    1. Thanks Juliana! Have a great week as well :)

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  2. Happy Valentine's Day to you. Who needs any heart shaped dessert when you have a decadent coconut cream pie? I would go for this any time of the year! I adore coconut especially the toasted goodness on top. :)

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  3. I love coconut everything!!! That pie looks divine. Great recipe, simply can't wait to try it. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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  4. While I've enjoyed reading about lots of lovely pink desserts today -- your coconut cream pie looks like it would really hit the spot right now...especially with the toasted coconut on top!

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    1. Thanks ! The toasted coconut is the best part !

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  5. this is a nice change from the usual pink treats i have been seeing but even though it's not pink, it looks really tasty!

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  6. Yum, sounds just delisih, I can see why you had 3 servings!

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  7. YUM, your coconut cream pie looks SO good! I love coco cream pie but have never actually tried making it myself from scratch. It might be time to change that! =)

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  8. Yum! Love the toasted coconut topping - beautiful!

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  9. Delicious and so pretty! Coconut cream pies are so much fun to make and eat.

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  10. That Pie looks amazing! Coconut Cream Pie is a family fav growing up!

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  11. It doesn't have to be a heart shape..as long as they are delicious. This looks heavenly.

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  12. this pie sounds delightful! coconut is my favorite flavor as of late :)

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  13. The toasted coconut looks scrumptious! :)

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  14. That pie is seriously beautiful! Happy belated Valentine's day :D

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  15. I just made an amazing coconut cream pie. I am posting it tomorrow for my blogiversary :) I didn't know what kind of pie to make, so I tried it and fell in love.

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  16. Can I bathe in this...pretty please? =)

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    1. Coconut cream bath sounds very moisturizing :P

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  17. I seriously just dribbled xx

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  18. Naalie-I love coconut especially in the winter. I think it is a wishful thing. Like wishin' I'm where its a growin'.

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  19. Mmmmm I have such a weakness for coconut :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  20. I've heard of coconut cream pies but I've never tried one. I would like to! This looks so delicious. What a great dessert xx

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  21. I love all things coconut! This sounds like such a tasty pie!

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  22. Natalie...I am a freak for anything coconut! And this looks so luscious! I have a hard time being patient with baking and desserts....so it wouldn't matter to me if this didn't chill long enough.....just give me a BIG spoon! : )

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  23. I love coconut cream pie and would definitely prefer this over a heart-shaped treat :)

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  24. oh my this looks DELICIOUS!!! I have never made a coconut pie, I want to, NOW! :-)

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  25. Yum! Behind French silk pie, this is my favorite type of cream pie!

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  26. Wow Natalie, this recipe and pie look breathtaking !
    I am obsessed with coconut

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  27. i am drooling. i need to make this asap. sooooo much coconut! love it!!

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  28. I love coconut! One of my favorite flavors (after lemon and chocolate). Great looking pie - great job! Thanks for this.

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  29. I loooooove coconut cream pie! I will definitely be making this soon! Gorgeous photos!

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  30. Oh my, Natalie! Cocnut Cream Pie is my favorite! I've never had it with graham cracker crust, but I'll bet it's a great combination.

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