Recipes

Quick Coconut Cream Pie

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

Recipe courtesy of: http://www.smartsavvyliving.com/quick-coconut-cream-pie/

Want a Coconut Cream Pie but don't have all day to make it, try this!
 
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What's in it

Ingredients

1 9-inch regular pie shell (homemade, frozen, refrig, graham cracker, etc. are all good) already baked and cooled
1 3.5 oz package of instant vanilla pudding mix
1 3.5 oz package of coconut cream pie pudding mix (if you can’t find this flavor, I suggest using another package of vanilla and add a bit of coconut flavoring when mixing for extra flavor)
2 cups milk (can use refrigerated coconut milk for extra flavor)
1½ cups flaked sweetened coconut, keeping ½ cup to the side
1 8 oz container frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed

How to cook it

Directions

  • Take ½ cup coconut that you set to the side and toast. I do this in a small skillet over medium heat until most of the coconut is golden brown. You can also toast in the oven, but I find it a waste unless you’re toasting a large amount.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pudding mixes and milk and stir until the mixture is thickened.
  • Fold in the remaining 1 cup of coconut and half of the frozen whipped topping into the pudding mixture.
  • Pour the resulting mix into the prepared pie crust and spread evenly.
  • Top with remaining whipped topping.
  • Sprinkle toasted coconut on top.
  • Refrigerate until serving and enjoy!
  • Optional Notes Really bump up the coconut flavor by using coconut extract and serving with coconut whipped cream!