Saturday, March 24, 2012

Coconut Cream To Die For Pie

Hello, Dear Ones!
I have so enjoyed coming to all of the Spring parties in Blogland, have you? 
I've gotten so much inspiration and ideas from you.
Well, I'm excited to come to another Spring party hosted by the most gorgeous and talented writer, Michael Lee from Rattlebridge Farm, formally Designs By Gollum and her special Spring Foodie Friday.
Sorry I'm late! Yesterday was our wedding anniversary! 39 years! 

 This is a most wonderful Coconut Cream Pie.

 Yummy and light.

 Creamy and delicious.

Hope you'll try it. If you do, let me know what you think.

Coconut Cream To Die For Pie

Ingredients:

One baked pie crust (Pie Crust Recipe also) or use a graham cracker crust
3 cups of scaled milk
1/3 cups of flour
2/3 cups of sugar
Pinch of salt
1 cup of fine coconut
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
4 tsp butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp coconut extract

To scald milk, pour into microwave safe bowl and place a small wooden spoon in it. It's crazy but it will keep the milk from overheating. Microwave for 3 - 4 minutes and you're ready.

In saucepan combine flour, sugar, salt and coconut and slowly add 1 cup of scalded milk, stirring constantly over medium heat. As it begins to thicken a bit, add another cup of milk, continuing to stir. When this thickens a little, add the last cup of milk while stirring constantly. Continue to cook over medium heat until mixture thickens and remove from heat. Pour about 1/2 cup of hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks whisking constantly. Then pour it immediately back into the saucepan, continuing to stir constantly. Cook and stir for 2 - 3 more minutes until filling reaching a pudding consistency. Mixture should just be about to boil. Remove from heat.

Stir in the butter and extracts. Cool before pouring into your pie shell. I usually just poke the saucepan into the fridge to speed up the cooling. :) I'm so talented like this, you know! :)

Top with whipped cream or meringue! I prefer meringue sprinkled with some coconut flakes. You'll have your 3 egg whites left over so go to town!


Easiest Ever Pie Crust
Before I leave, I wanted to share with you this wonderful pie crust recipe I found on Pinterest. Click here for the original. I've never been very good at making pie crusts but this one is truly a winner. You will just about die at how easy this is. 

1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 400'. 
Get ready to almost die! Pour all of your ingredients into your pie plate and stir it up! Now you just pat it down on the bottom of your pie plate and up the sides. Yep! Poke some holes in it with fork and you're ready to bake for about 15 minutes or until brown. The only thing I do differently is spray non stick spray in my pie plate first! 
Trust me, this pie crust is delicious, light and stays crispy! You'll love it!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Sugarpie honeybunch 
You know that I love you 
I can't help myself 
I love you and nobody else 
In and out my life 
You come and you go 
Leaving just your picture behind 
And I kissed it a thousand times 

When you snap your fingers 
Or wink your eye 
I come a running to you 
I'm tied to you, baby 
And there's nothing I can do 
Ooh, sugar 

Sugarpie honeybunch 
I'm weaker than a man should be 
I can't help myself 
I'm a fool in love you see 
Wanna tell you I don't love you 
Tell you that we're through 
And I've tried 
But everytime I see your face 
I get up all choked up inside 

When I call your name, girl 
It starts the flame burning in my heart 
Tearin' it all apart 
No matter how I try 
My love I cannot hide 

Sugarpie honeybunch 
You now that I'm weak for you 
I can't help myself 
I love you and nobody else 

Sugarpie honeybunch 
I'll do anything you ask me to 
I can't help myself 
I want you and nobody else 

Sugarpie honeybunch 
You know that I love you 
I can't help myself
~ sung by The Four Tops