Coconut Cream Dream Pie

Coconut Cream Dream Pie


* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 tablespoon sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon kosher or Hawaiian salt, crushed
* 1/4 cup cold all-vegetable shortening, chilled and cut into small pieces
* 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
* 1/4 cup cold water


* 2 cups shredded coconut, divided
* 8 egg yolks
* 1 1/4 cups sugar
* 2/3 cup cornstarch
* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
* 2 1/2 cups milk
* 1 cup coconut cream
* 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
* 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Crust Preparation:

All ingredients should be cold. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add shortening and butter. Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening and butter until the mixture resembles course meal. Drop by drop, add the cold water. Mix in with the fingertips, not hands, as the palms will warm the dough. Continue mixing water in until the dough begins to hold together without being sticky but not crumbly. Lightly spray a deep 9-inch pie pan or 8 1/2-inch fluted flan pan. Roll out dough and place in pie pan. allowing the excess pastry to hang over the edge. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Line the pastry shell with parchment and baking beans or beads. Bake the shell for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans/beads and return to the oven for 10 more minutes. Cool. Makes pastry for 9-inch single-crust pie.

Filling Preparation:

Lightly toast 1 cup of shredded coconut in oven, about 7 minutes. Remove and cool. Set aside. Combine egg yolks and sugar. Beat with electric mixer until pale yellow and fluffy.
Add cornstarch and melted butter. Blend well and set aside.
Heat milk but do not boil. Stir in coconut cream. Gradually add egg and cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly over medium-low heat until filling begins to thicken. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Remove filling from heat and let cool. In a mixing bowl, whisk or beat 1 cup of heavy cream on high until it begins to thicken and forms stiff peaks. Set aside. Strain cooled filling through fine mesh sieve to remove lumps. Fold in whipped cream and 1 cup of shredded coconut with pie filling and pour into prepared piecrust. Whisk or beat remaining heavy cream on high until it begins to thicken. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and remaining teaspoon of vanilla.

Continue until stiff peaks form. Fold in toasted coconut and spread over top of pie. Refrigerate until mixture has cooled and set. The coconut cream pie recipe is ready to serve....enjoy !


Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate-Painted Crust

Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate-Painted Crust
A great coconut cream pie recipe to try !
Plain and Perfect Pie Crust:

* 4 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 2 teaspoons sugar
* 12 ounces (3 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
* 1/2 cup ice water (strain out the ice just before using)
* 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
* 9-inch Plain and Perfect Pie Crust, prebaked and cooled, recipe follows
* 3 ounces semisweet chocolate
* 3 1/2 cups whole, 2 percent fat, or 1 percent fat milk
* 1/2 cup canned cream of coconut (recommended: Coco Lopez)
* 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
* 8 egg yolks
* 1 1/3 cups sugar
* 1/2 cup cornstarch
* 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
* 3/8 cup chilled heavy cream
* 3/4 cup flaked or shredded coconut


Pie Crust: In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), mix the flour, salt, and sugar for 1 minute. Add the butter and mix just until you have a crumbly, sandy mixture. You should still be able to see the pieces of butter. In a small bowl, stir the water and vinegar together.
With the mixer running at medium speed, drizzle in the water-vinegar mixture and mix just until a dough forms. You should still see small bits of butter.
Turn out onto a work surface, divide the dough in 1/2, and shape into 2 round, flat disks. Wrap separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before using. (Or, refrigerate up to 48 hours or freeze up to 1 month before using. If frozen, let thaw in the refrigerator overnight
before rolling out.) When the time comes to roll out the dough, let the dough warm up for a few minutes at room temperature.
Dust a work surface with just a few tablespoons of flour and keep some extra flour at hand. If you like, you can roll out the dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper (flouring the bottom sheet and the top of the dough before rolling), which makes it much easier to transfer to the pan later on. However, you won't be able to check the progress of the dough as easily. It's entirely up to you.

Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough and start rolling outward from the center with quick, light strokes. Don't worry if the edges split a bit; concentrate on getting a good circle going from the center. Lift up and rotate the dough 1/4 turn every minute or so to help ensure even rolling. The dough should feel smooth and soft; some say it should feel like the inside of your forearm. If it gets sticky, sprinkle on a bit more flour, but don't do this more than 2 or 3 times; the dough will absorb too much flour. Instead, put it back in refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm the butter up.

Keep rolling until the circle is at least 2 inches larger than your pan (for example, 11 inches wide for a 9-inch pie pan), or 3 inches larger for deep-dish pies.
Set your pie or tart pan nearby. We always use heavy aluminum pans, because glass pans seem to bake the crust too fast.

However, we know that the advantage of glass is that you can easily check the color of the crust. Again, it's up to you.
To transfer the crust to the pan, we find it easiest to roll a finished crust up onto the rolling pin, then gently unroll it in the pan. Or, you can fold it gently in quarters, lift it up, position the center point on the center of the pan, and unfold it into the pan. If using waxed paper, peel off the top layer, turn the crust gently into the pan, and peel off the remaining paper. Make sure that the dough is allowed to settle completely into the pan.

Don't stretch and press the dough into the corners; stretched dough will likely shrink back when you bake it. Instead, lift the edges of the crust to let it settle down into the corners. If the dough tears a bit, don't be concerned; we'll patch it in a minute. Using scissors or a sharp knife, trim
the dough to within 3/4-inch of the rim. Use any extra scraps to patch the crust, pressing with your fingers (wet them if necessary) or set aside.

Working around the rim, turn the crust under itself (not under the rim of the pan) to make a thick edge, pressing it firmly against the pan to reduce shrinkage. To decorate the rim, just press it all around with the back of a fork. For a slightly more advanced look, press the thumb and forefinger of one hand together. Use them to gently push the thick dough rim outward, while pushing inward with the forefinger of the other hand, so that they intersect in a "V" with the dough in between. Repeat all around the rim to make a wavy edge. Chill 20 minutes before baking.

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line the inside of the chilled crust with aluminum foil (don't turn down over the rim, but leave the extra sticking up so that you have something to hold on to). Fill the foil all the way up to the top of the shell with pie weights, rice, or dried beans. (Pie weights
are reusable metal or ceramic pellets that hold the crust in place as it bakes. You can buy them at cooking supply stores.) Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until dry and beginning to turn "blond". Lift the foil and weights out of the shell and bake another 10 to 15 minutes, checking frequently to prevent overbaking, until medium brown.

In the top half of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, stir the chocolate until melted. Using a pastry brush, brush the baked pie shell up to the rim with the melted chocolate. Set aside to cool and harden at room temperature or, uncovered, in the refrigerator. In a large saucepan, bring the milk, cream of coconut, and vanilla bean to a simmer over medium heat. Immediately turn off the heat and set aside to infuse for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer), whip the egg yolks and sugar together until pale yellow and fluffy. With the mixer running at low speed, mix in the cornstarch, then gradually pour in the hot milk mixture.

Strain the mixture back into the saucepan to smooth it and remove the vanilla bean. Whisking constantly, cook over medium-high heat until thick and just boiling. When the mixture thickens, the whisk will leave trail marks on the bottom of the pot and the mixture will have a few large
bubbles boiling up to the top. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the butter. Half-fill a large bowl with ice water. Rest the bowl containing the custard in the ice water and let cool, stirring frequently to cool the mixture. When the custard is cool, whip the cream until stiff. Fold the whipped cream and coconut into the custard. Pour the mixture into the chocolate-coated pie shell and smooth the top.

Refrigerate uncovered at least 2 hours. (Or refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 24 hours.) The coconut cream pie recipe is ready to serve.... cold.

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe 3

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe 3

A nice coconut cream pie recipe to try !

* Basic Sweet Pie Crust, recipe follows
* 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
* 3 cups milk
* 4 eggs, separated
* 1/4 cup cornstarch
* 1 1/3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 tablespoon butter
* Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish, optional
* Toasted coconut, for garnish, optional


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Prepare Basic Sweet Pie Crust as directed. Roll the dough into a circle, about 1/4-inch thick. Place dough in a 9-inch pie plate, trimming and crimping the edges as the dough is gently pressed into the pan. Line the pastry with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or beans. Bake until golden brown around sides and edges, about 15 minutes. Remove parchment paper and return the crust to the oven and bake until bottom of crust is pale golden, about 5 minutes longer.

Set aside on a wire rack to cool.
In a nonstick 1-quart saucepan, combine 3/4 cup sugar and 2 3/4 cups milk together. Bring the milk to boiling point and scald the milk. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the remaining milk, egg yolks, and cornstarch together. Whisk until smooth.
Temper the egg yolk mixture into the scalded milk. Bring the mixture up to a boil and cook for about 3 minutes or until the mixture is thick, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the flaked coconut, vanilla and butter.

Pour the filling into the prepared pie shell. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Chill the pie completely, about 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites until stiff with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Spread the meringue evenly over the top of the pie. Sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/3 cup coconut. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and cool. Alternately, top with fresh sweetened whipped cream and more toasted coconut.

Basic Sweet Pie Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons bleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch
  • pieces and chilled
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water, or as needed

Sift the flour, sugar, and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and shortening. Rub the fats between your fingertips and thumbs, or use a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. One tablespoon at a time, work in enough ice water just until the dough comes together, being careful not to over mix.
Shape into a smooth ball of dough, flatten into a disk, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, and up to 2 days.

The coconut cream pie recipe is ready to serve...enjoy the pie !

Coconut Cream Pie 2

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe


* 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
* 3 tablespoons chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into small pieces
* 4 tablespoons (or more) ice water


* 1/2 cup sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 1 large egg yolk
* 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cups whole milk
* 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract


* 2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
* 1 1/4 cups chilled whipping cream
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract


For crust:
Blend flour, sugar, and salt in processor. Add butter and shortening; using on/off turns, cut in until mixture resembles coarse meal. Drizzle 4 tablespoons ice water over mixture. Process just until moist clumps form, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic. Chill 1 hour.

Roll out dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to 14-inch round. Transfer dough to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Fold overhang under. Crimp edges decoratively. Pierce bottom of crust all over with fork. Freeze crust 15 minutes. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep frozen.)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line crust with aluminum foil. Fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake 20 minutes. Remove weights and foil. Bake until golden and set, about 10 minutes. Cool. (Crust can be made 1 day ahead. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature.)

For filling:
Whisk 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, egg yolk, and flour in medium bowl. Bring milk and coconut to simmer in medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add hot milk mixture to egg mixture, whisking constantly. Return to same saucepan; cook until pastry cream thickens and boils, stirring constantly, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Mix in vanilla and coconut extracts. Transfer pastry cream to medium bowl. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface to prevent formation of skin. Chill until cold, at least 2 hours and up to 1 day. Transfer filling to crust. Cover; chill overnight.

For topping:
Toast coconut in heavy small skillet over medium heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Cool completely.Using electric mixer, beat cream, sugar, and coconut extract in medium bowl until peaks form. Spread whipped cream all over top of filling. Sprinkle evenly with toasted coconut.
The coconut cream pie recipe is ready to serve cold....enjoy the pie !