Wednesday, April 23, 2014

triple coconut cream pie with roasted coconut and rum whipped cream



I'm so excited to share this beautiful pie with you.

I made it for my husband's birthday a few weeks ago. He's not much of a cake guy, but he does love pie . . . so we made him a birthday pie . . . a triple coconut cream pie!




It's not your ordinary Coconut Cream pie though . . . this one has coconut throughout it, every layer, even in the crust! If you're a fan of coconut then I know you'll love this recipe, too!




My husband is quite 'particular' (to put it nicely), so when he complimented the pie ~ I knew it was good!

Personally, I don't like the texture of coconut, but I do like the flavor. If you're like me, then omit the roasted coconut . . . and then you, too, can enjoy the creamy coconut custard goodness this pie offers, without the coconut flakes.

This recipe is definitely a keeper! Enjoy!




Ingredients
refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box (I use Trader Joe’s brand)
1 can (13 ½ oz) coconut milk, shaken well
½ cup plus 1 tablespoon sweetened shredded or flaked coconut, toasted
1 cup whole milk
½ vanilla bean, split 
2/3 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
5 large egg yolks
¼ cup cornstarch
½ teaspoon coconut extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into four pieces

rum whipped cream topping
1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream, COLD
1 ½ Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons dark rum (or 1 teaspoon vanilla, or 1 teaspoon rum extract)
¼ cup sweetened shredded or flaked coconut, toasted
1 oz white chocolate, shaved

Preparation
Heat oven to 450°F.
Unroll pie crust onto cooking parchment or wax paper. Brush a small amount of coconut milk onto dough (just enough to moisten it). Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of the toasted coconut evenly on dough, then press it lightly into dough, just enough to make it stick.
Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon toasted coconut onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate, then form dough into plate. Prick bottom and side with fork. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool.

Heat the remaining coconut milk, the whole milk, 1/2 cup toasted coconut, vanilla bean, 1/3 cup of the sugar and the salt to a simmer in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, about 5 minutes to dissolve sugar.

In a separate large bowl, with whisk, beat the egg yolks, remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the cornstarch until well combined. Gradually beat the simmering liquid into the yolk mixture to temper it, and then return the entire mixture to saucepan, scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula. Discard vanilla bean.

Heat the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, beating constantly with whisk, 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

Remove from heat; beat in the coconut extract and butter. Pour into the cooled crust. Press a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the filling and refrigerate until the filling is cold and firm, at least 3 hours or overnight.

Just before serving, beat the cream and sugar in a chilled bowl using electric mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form. Add the rum and continue to beat until slightly stiff peaks are formed. Spread or pipe the whipped cream over the chilled filling. Sprinkle 1/4 cup toasted coconut and shaved chocolate over the top. Store in refrigerator.

Look at those vanilla bean specks . . . yum!




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40 comments:

  1. Oh my, I absolutely LOVE all things coconut!

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  2. Yummy...please cut me a piece, I'll be right over!!! (wishful thinking) I love ALL things coconut, and this récipe looks amazing! Thank you for sharing lovely lady.
    FABBY

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  3. Oh my! This looks delicious! I may have drooled a bit. :)

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  4. Suzanne, this pie looks absolutely stunning - it is a WOW pie! I love coconut and the little flecks of vanilla bean? I want a piece right this instant. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pie and recipe at Best of the Weekend - pinning! Hope you have a happy Sunday and a great week!

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  5. This is making my mouth drool!! Looks amazing! I am trying to cut back on my sweets right now, a wedding coming up, but on my "cheat day", I think I found my MUST MAKE! Thanks for sharing, I cannot wait to make it! Have a Delicious Day!

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  6. Wow. I kinda want to get a fork and try to eat the pie through the computer screen! Yum.

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  7. Goodness girl....I need a napkin!!!! :)

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  8. Yes please! That looks beautiful:@)

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  9. Wow! This looks so tasty :X And full with coconut ! Delicious!

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  10. Oh. My. Goodness! This looks and sounds so wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with Tasty Tuesday!

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  11. Ohhh yum!!! Wow this looks so good!!

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  12. Oh my this looks decadent! I imagine your husband enjoyed every bite of this!

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  13. Wow this looks so good! I shall have to try it!

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  14. What an amazing, tempting & gorgeous pie! I have everything to make it and want to do that soon. Thanks ever so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Please come back soon.

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  15. Oh my lands does this creamy coconut concoction look yummy. Pinning for sure! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  16. I love the look the vanilla bean gives to this pie. Thank for sharing it on Foodie Friday

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  17. I love coconut and so does dh. This looks delicious! Found at Best of the Weekend Party. Pinning.

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  18. Hi Suzanne,

    Your triple coconut cream pie looks absolutely delicious! I've been making coconut cream pie, which also happens to be my husband's favourite, as well, for about 20 years now. Maybe it's about time I tweak my recipe and give your beautiful pie a try!:)

    Visiting from G'Day Saturday,

    Poppy

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  19. I am much more a pie person than cake too. Coconut cream is one of my favorites. I have my mil's made from scratch recipe that is delicious but I will have to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. Looks so YUMMY Suzanne! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  21. Oh my goodness, I'm crushing over this pie! It looks amazing with our without the coconut! Thanks for sharing it. Pinned!

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  22. You are just full of treats! Oh, now I wish I had a slice of this goodness to enjoy with my late afternoon coffee.

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  23. Your pie looks sooooooo yummy! Coconut cream pie is my very favorite pie. I'm going to Pin this and give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
    Cindy

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  24. This looks way better than my own coconut cream pie...can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog hop!

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  25. What a great looking pie! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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  26. Pinning and making one of these delish coconut cream pies for my daddy on Father's Day! He will die of happiness! ;)


    Pinning to our Party Board!

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party!

    ~ Ashley

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  27. I agree with the other Ladies, I need a napkin for the drool caused by this pie! I do have a question, how much vanilla extract can be substituted for the vanilla bean? As I definitely want to make this :)

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  28. Coconut cream is my absolutely favorite pie, and yours sounds insanely delicious and is going on the top of my list of desserts to make.

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  29. This looks amazing!! Found your recipe at Make it Pretty Monday. I am one of the hostesses of Tasty Tuesdays and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1g5mVQa
    Lori

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  30. This looks amazing. I'm pinning.
    Debi

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  31. This looks so yummy! I must admit, I love coconut so I would have to leave it in.
    Bev

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  32. I showed this to my husband! He wants me to try this :) I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  33. My husband will love this! He loves coconut. I will have to surprise him. Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  34. I wish I could have a slice right now.

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  35. Oh, goodness! Looks delish! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/05/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_11.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  36. This looks sooooooo good. Would you like to link it up to this week's Off the Hook? Hope to see you there :)

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  37. I am a total sucker for coconut cream pie! Yours looks amazing! Thanks for linking it up to my first Creative Ways Link Party. I'll be featuring it tomorrow night!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  38. Oh my goodness, that looks sinful! I bet your husband had a very happy birthday. ;)

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  39. I just copied the recipe and I can't wait to make it -- the 26th of this month. We are going to Trader Joe's this Thursday so I'll get the pie crust then. I am so excited. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  40. 3 Studies SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    This means that you actually get rid of fat by consuming coconut fat (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from large medical magazines are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!

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