Creamy Coconut Pie

A cool and creamy pie loaded with coconut flavor that comes together in just minutes, ready for you to chill and serve. Instant ClearJel, pastry cream filling mix, and cream combine to make a smooth, light filling beautifully offset by the crispy graham cracker crust. A few drops of coconut flavoring for punch and shredded coconut for texture, and you are in tropical island heaven!

Prep
15 mins
Bake
6 to 8 mins
Total
2 hrs
Yield
one 9" pie
Creamy Coconut Pie

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9" pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2)Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Mix until the texture is that of wet sand and holds together when squeezed. Press evenly into the prepared pie pan, covering the bottom and sides.
  3. Bake the crust for 6-8 minutes, just until it barely begins to brown. Set aside to cool completely.
  4. 4)To prepare the filling, sift together the coconut milk powder, Instant ClearJel, Pastry Cream Filling mix and sugar.
  5. Place the heavy cream and coconut flavoring in a chilled bowl.
  6. Begin whipping the cream. When the cream begins to thicken sprinkle in the dry coconut mixture. Continue whipping the cream until thickened.
  7. Gently fold in 1/2 cup of the shredded coconut. Spoon the filling into the cooled pie shell. Top with the remaining shredded coconut. Chill for at least two hours, or overnight. Serve cold.

Tips from our Bakers

  • To make an almond graham crust, use 2/3 cup almond flour and 2/3 cup graham crumbs, along with the butter and sugar. Bake as directed.
  • For a chocolate almond coconut pie, make a ganache (5 ounces semisweet chocolate in 5 ounces hot cream, stirred until smooth). Chill and whip the ganache and spread into the cooled crust. Sprinkle with slivered almonds, then top with the coconut filling. Chill well, serve cold.
  • Love Pina Coladas? Use pineapple flavoring in place of the coconut flavoring in the cream.
  • The base recipe is very versitile. Use your imagination with flavor combinations, keeping the cream and Instant ClearJel the same.
  • Instant vanilla pudding mix can be equally substituted for the pastry cream filling mix, though the flavor will not be quite as rich.