It’s “pie time” right? Otherwise known as “the holidays”. I know we typically think about pumpkin pie (er, squash pie) right now, but Tropical Traditions just sent me a fabulous big box of baking supplies and I decided that a Coconut Cream Pie was in order. And just you wait until you finish reading about this recipe because you’ll have a chance to win an even bigger box of baking supplies! I couldn’t be happier for you! This is one great baking supply box giveaway!!!
With my Organic Coconut Flour, I could have made a gluten free pie crust, which is so cool. I opted to use this Whole Wheat Pie Crust recipe instead, using the awesome Organic Palm Shortening. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again..I LOVE TROPICAL TRADITIONS PALM SHORTENING. Among other things, it makes wonderful, delicious, healthy, flaky pie crusts!
So, to make a Coconut Cream Pie, you need a pie crust. Bake it and let it cool.
For the filling, I used my Creamy Vanilla Pudding recipe and threw in some shredded coconut.
Coconut Cream Pie Filling
2 1/2 cups milk
3 egg yolks (save your egg whites in a separate bowl for the meringue!) (yes, that’s “muh-rang”, not mar-in-goo”)
1/2 cup real maple syrup (grade B is best for you) or honey
4 T. arrowroot powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, egg yolks, maple syrup, arrowroot powder, salt and shredded coconut. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until pudding begins to thicken. Remove immediately from the heat, and continue to stir until pudding is creamy. Add butter and vanilla and continue to stir until mixed. Pour this mixture into your baked and cooled pie crust.
You saved your egg whites, right? Whip ’em up good with beaters.
You can stop whipping when they look like this:
Add about one Tablespoon of real maple syrup to the beaten egg whites, beat them just a little bit more, then spread the meringue onto the pie. Sprinkle a little bit more shredded coconut over the meringue.
Put the pie into a 350° oven for about 10 minutes or until the tips of the meringue are slightly browned. Watch it carefully so that it doesn’t over-brown!
Tropical Traditions is going to supply one of you with everything you need to make a Coconut Cream Pie and then some!! Okay, you’ll have to get your own milk and a few other goodies, but here’s what you could win in this Tropical Traditions Baking Package:
Organic Coconut Flour(2.2 pounds), Organic Palm Shortening (one gallon), Organic Shredded Coconut (one gallon), Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil (one quart), Organic Coconut Cream Concentrate (one quart)
Is that not the most exciting baking prize? You can make so many tasty holiday treats with this package! This gift works for those of you with gluten free needs, and those without! Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. I’ll draw a random winner on Saturday!
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