Hello and Happy New Year to you! I hope 2012 was a great year and you’re in good health! Each year there are a few challenges, in any family, but overall it was a really good year for us. On New Year’s Eve, I’m always excited for the coming year! You may remember, that John’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago and he asked my Mom to make him a Coconut Cream Pie! Well, of course, she did and as promised, here is the delicious recipe along with some pictures!
First, make the pie crust (recipe below). Put ½ the dough in a 9″ pie pan, cut off the excess dough and make a pretty design. This incredibly flaky crust is the same as the Brown Paper Bag Apple Pie Crust recipe.
Bake the crust in a preheated 400 degrees F oven until golden brown, approximately 15-18 minutes. Then allow it to cool while you make the coconut cream filling.
For the coconut cream filling: Mix the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and the dash of salt in a saucepan, then add the milk. Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until it thickens, remove from heat. Add the butter, vanilla extract and coconut, stir well and allow to cool thoroughly.
Pour the cooled filling into the baked & cooled pie crust. Make some fresh whipped cream and spread it over the coconut cream filling. Then toast some coconut and sprinkle it over the whipped topping.
There’s my guy with his favorite Coconut Cream Pie! Have a beautiful day friends and if you’re celebrating the new year tonight, please be safe, have fun and Happy New Year to you!
We hope you try our Coconut Cream Pie and enjoy it as much as we do. If you make it, please snap a picture and tag us on social media @MySweetMission or #MySweetMission. We’d love to see it!
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Our Coconut Cream Pie has a flaky crust, with an amazing coconut cream filling, that's topped with sweet whipped cream & toasted coconut!
- 1 cup unbleached or all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup water, icy cold
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups very warm milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut, optional but really good
Cube the vegetable shortening into cubes. Measure the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, then add the vegetable shortening. With clean hands, mix thoroughly until shortening is pea-sized. Take the ice water and pour it into the flour and shortening mixture. Mix just until it forms a ball, do not over mix. Take the dough and knead it just a few times. Using a rolling pin, roll out to about ¼" thick. Fold the dough in half, then place it in a 9" pie pan. Unfold the dough and press it evenly into the bottom and sides of the pie pan. Cut around the outside edge with a knife and make a pretty design, if desired. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F oven until golden brown, approximately 15-18 minutes.
Mix the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and the dash of salt together in a saucepan then add the very warm milk. Stirring constantly with a whisk, cook over medium heat until it thickens. Remove from heat. Add the butter, vanilla extract and coconut, stir well. Cool thoroughly (about an hour in the fridge) and pour into the baked and cooled pie crust.
Place the (very cold) heavy whipping cream in a mixing bowl. Start the mixer on the lowest speed with the whipping attachment, then gradually go to medium/high speed. When it forms soft peaks, add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat on medium/high until stiff peaks form. Spread on top of the coconut filling.
How to Toast Coconut: Take 1/2 cup coconut, put it in a pan and stir constantly over medium heat. Cook until golden brown. Allow to cool completely and sprinkle over the whipped cream.
For the pie crust: Take a clean, damp cloth and wipe down the counter before adding a little flour to it. This prevents the flour and pie dough from sliding around while rolling it out.
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The holidays are over and January is always a perfect time to eat healthier. So, January will be sprinkled with some light & healthy baking & cooking tips, along with some healthy recipes too! But don’t worry, healthy can be delicious!