A Fast and Refreshing Dessert for Warm Summer Evenings
A decadent, tropical treat that's perfect for warm-weather dining, coconut cream pie is a definite crowd-pleaser. With a simple base recipe, it's also quick to make and easy to customize – so if you have one kid who can't stand coconut shreds but likes the flavor, for example, you can get both smooth and textured slices from the same pie. Although a classic coconut cream filling is cooked and needs several hours to set and chill, this version offers a flavorful no-bake version.
Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 6 to 8
- 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled
- 1 (3.4)-ounce package of instant coconut pudding
- 1 cup coconut cream, chilled
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- Toasted coconut for garnishing (optional)
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the pie crust for 8 to 12 minutes, or until its edges begin to turn golden brown. Set the crust aside to cool.
- In a large, deep bowl, pour in the chilled heavy whipping cream. With an electric mixer, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Reserve 1 cup of the whipped cream and set the rest aside in the refrigerator.
- In another large bowl, empty the package of instant coconut pudding. With the electric mixer, whip the pudding together with the chilled coconut cream, the cream cheese, and the cup of reserved whipped cream.
- Pour the filling into the cooled pie shell and spoon the remaining whipped cream on top.
- Chill for at least two hours before serving. If desired, garnish with toasted coconut.
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Carly Schuna has been freelance writing and editing for more than a decade. She enjoys putting a creative spin on pieces from her specialty areas of wellness, food and fitness, working to help people save money while maximizing their health. In recipe developing, she loves finding ways to put a healthy spin on the classics to boost nutrition for the whole family without sacrificing taste.