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Coconut Cream Pie-Park City Culinary Institute

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut cream pie is a wonderful indulgence worth trying! Our recipe features coconut three ways. There is coconut milk and sweetened shredded coconut in the filling, and shaved, toasted coconut flakes on top. It’s destined to become a favorite of anyone lucky enough to get a taste.

Makes one 10-inch pie

Pie Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon sugar8 tablespoons salted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 2 tablespoons cold buttermilk2 tablespoons ice cold water

Coconut Cream Filling Ingredients:4 egg yolks1/4 cup corn starch1/2 cup sugar1 can coconut milk, full fat1-1/2 cups half-and-half1/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract1-1/2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut

Whipped Cream Topping Ingredients:2 cups whipping cream1 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon coconut rum (optional)1/3 cup powdered sugar Garnish:1-1/2 cups shaved coconut, toasted in the oven until golden brown


1. Prepare the pie crust by mixing the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Cut the cold butter into half-inch cubes.

2. Combine the butter and flour together by hand with a pastry blender, or pulse with a food processor leaving pea-sized pieces of butter remaining. Avoid using your fingers or hands to combine the flour and butter — the heat will melt the butter and reduce the crust’s flakiness. As well, avoid over-mixing the butter and flour.

3. Add the buttermilk and cold water to the crumbly dough. Gather the dough until it loosely comes together into a ball.

4. Flatten the ball of dough slightly, cover with plastic wrap and allow it to chill in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.

5. Once the crust has chilled, roll it out into 10” circle and place in the pie dish. Crimp the edge and line the pie with parchment and pie weights. Re-chill the rolled out pie dough for another 20 minutes to help slow shrinkage during baking. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let the pie crust cool completely.

6. Prepare the coconut cream filling. In a large saucepan, whisk the egg yolks, corn starch, sugar, coconut milk, and half-and-half together. Continue whisking over low heat until the mixture just begins to bubble and thicken. This thickening process can take up to 15 minutes. Keep the heat on medium-low, and monitor carefully to be sure the filling doesn’t burn. Whisk often, and cook until it thickens into a pudding-like texture.

7. Remove the filling from the heat and whisk in the salt, butter, vanilla extract, and shredded coconut.

8. Add the warm filling to the parbaked, cooled pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set, about 3-4 hours.

9. Using a food processor, whip the cream by pulsing all of the whipped cream ingredients together. Continue pulsing until very stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon the whipped cream on top of the chilled pie.

10. Add a garnish of toasted and shaved coconut.

11. Slice and enjoy!

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