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KILLER CREAMY COCONUT PIE

Killer Creamy Coconut Pie: A Tropical Delight

 Killer Creamy Coconut Pie is a tropical-inspired dessert that’s guaranteed to transport your taste buds to a sunny beach paradise. This indulgent pie combines the lusciousness of coconut and the richness of cream in a delectable, mouthwatering filling. Whether you’re planning a summer celebration, a special occasion, or just want to savor a taste of the tropics, this pie is sure to be a hit. Let’s embark on a culinary journey to create a pie that’s the perfect balance of sweet, creamy, and oh-so-coconutty.

Ingredients:

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

For the Creamy Coconut Filling:

  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract (optional, for extra coconut flavor)

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup whipped cream (homemade or store-bought)
  • Additional toasted coconut for garnish

Instructions:

Prepare the Pie Crust:

  1. In a food processor, combine the all-purpose flour and salt.
  2. Add the cold, cubed unsalted butter to the food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough begins to come together.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a disk. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  6. Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Trim any excess dough and crimp the edges. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork to prevent it from puffing up during baking.
  7. Line the crust with parchment paper and fill it with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the parchment and weights and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Allow it to cool.

Prepare the Creamy Coconut Filling: 8. In a saucepan, combine the sweetened shredded coconut, whole milk, and heavy cream. Heat over medium heat until it just begins to simmer, then remove from heat and let it steep for about 30 minutes.

  1. In another bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks.
  3. Gradually whisk the sugar mixture into the egg yolks.
  4. Strain the coconut milk mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean saucepan, discarding the coconut. Reheat the milk over medium heat until it simmers.
  5. Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture to temper the eggs.
  6. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens to a pudding-like consistency.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the unsalted butter, pure vanilla extract, and coconut extract (if using).
  8. Pour the creamy coconut filling into the cooled pie crust.
  9. Chill the pie in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or until it’s fully set.

Finish and Serve: 18. Top the chilled Killer Creamy Coconut Pie with whipped cream and garnish with additional toasted coconut.

  1. Slice, serve, and savor this tropical delight.

Cook’s Notes:

  • To toast coconut, spread it evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-7 minutes, or until it turns golden brown. Be sure to watch it closely, as it can burn quickly.
  • For extra indulgence, you can drizzle chocolate sauce over the pie or garnish with chocolate shavings.
  • Keep the pie refrigerated until you’re ready to serve to maintain its creamy consistency.

Killer Creamy Coconut Pie is a slice of tropical paradise right in your own kitchen. With its rich and velvety coconut filling, flaky pie crust, and a dollop of whipped cream, it’s the ultimate dessert to bring a taste of the tropics to any occasion. Whether you’re dreaming of a Hawaiian getaway or just want to indulge in a luscious treat, this pie will transport your senses to coconut heaven.

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