Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Coconut Cream Pie
Coconut Cream Pie!
Coconut cream pie is Kimmy's fave pie to order when she's out to dinner so it was about time we tried making it on our own. The recipe was posted on Epicurious and you can find it HERE. We didn't really make any changes but just used the recipe as is so I'm not going to re-post it here.
This pie was super tasty. The combo butter/shortening crust was really yum and the filling had a great coconut flavor. I also thought it was pretty easy, you steep the coconut in milk and then add it into a sugar, egg and flour mixture, simmer until hot and thickened.
This pie was time consuming. Not so much the active steps...but the chilling times etc. I would definitely make this the day ahead and let it chill out in the fridge overnight if you want ANY hope of neat slices. My slices were ugly but delish...which i will take any day over pretty but not tasty.
A word about whipped cream. Sweeten it to taste. I like whipped cream barely sweetened, Lou loves it SWEET. But however sweet you like it make sure you top your pie with lots