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Coconut Pineapple Pie
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5 from 1 vote

Pineapple Cream of Coconut Pie

Adapted from a pie I saw in Southern Living, this is a great make-ahead pie that combines the flavors of pineapple and coconut with the convenience of cream of coconut.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs or 1 sleeve crushed
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted

Filling

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 8 oz can of crushed pineapple in juice, do not drain
  • 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Cream of Coconut Cocoa Lopez or Coco Real -- divided use
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Sweetened flaked coconut for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the crumbs, sugar and butter and press into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate. Bake for about 7 minutes and let cool completely.
  • Combine the sugar, cornstarch and undrained pineapple in a small saucepan. Turn heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and goes from cloudy to translucent. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool, then pour over the pie crust.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until soft and creamy. Gradually add 1 cup of the cream of coconut and beat until blended, then add eggs one at a time and beat until blended. Pour over pineapple mixture.
  • Set the pie dish on a baking sheet and bake for 38 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let cool for one hour, then chill for at least four hours.
  • Beat the whipped cream until soft peaks form, then gradually fold in the reserved 1/2 cup of cream of coconut Note: You want to add the coconut cream gradually -- before the cream is too stiff, but not while it's still super soft. Continue whipping until cream holds its shape and is thick enough to spread. It should not be runny.
  • Spread across top of pie.
  • Toast the coconut in a skillet. Let cool slightly and sprinkle across the top.

Notes

The cook time includes the chill time. I chilled my baked layer (along with bottom crust and pineapple layer, of course) overnight, then put the finishing top layer on this morning.