What better way to usher in the warm spring weather than with a delicious coconut cream pie? It’s the perfect dessert to serve up after a light summer dish like chicken salad or pasta salad. So it’s pretty good timing that May 8th is National Coconut Cream Pie Day. Of course, it’s also a rich and decadent dessert that’s sure to please even the pickiest palettes. This delicious pie is the perfect treat to serve up for any occasion including Mother’s Day and birthdays. Save this recipe and you’ll have a fabulous dessert all summer long. [photo via flickr]
- 1 pre-made pie crust or homemade pie crust(see below for recipe)
- 3/4 cup of coconut milk
- 1 cup of whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut(for garnishment)
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- 1 tub of frozen whipped cream
- 2 eggs
- In a small bowl, crack open the eggs and beat lightly. You can whisk the eggs with an egg beater or a fork, it doesn’t really matter.
- In a small pan, combine the beaten eggs, sugar, whole milk, flour, and coconut milk. Put it on low heat and stir until you get a full boil. After the boil, take the pan of the heat and let it cool a bit.
- After four or five minutes, you can pour the mixture into the pre-made pie crust.
- Place the pie in the fridge for three or more hours. If you’re making the pie for a dinner party, try to make it at least four hours prior to the party to ensure that the pie is evenly chilled and ready to serve.
- Right before serving the coconut cream pie, take out the frozen whipped cream and spoon it on top of the pie. Be sure to cover the pie thoroughly with the whipped topping.
- Garnish the pie with shredded coconut.
And if you’re feeling particularly inspired, here’s a great recipe for Homemade Pie Crust…
- 1 stick of butter or margarine
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of cold water
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and butter. Carefully cut the butter with a small knife or fork and blend it in.
- Slowly pour in the water and stir well until the entire mixture holds together.
- Take the dough mixture out of the bowl and flatten it out with a rolling pin.
- Carefully take the flat crust and place it in the pie tin. Fold the edges of the crust flat if necessary and crimp it.