My husband loves coconut cream pie. When we're eating out, if they have coconut cream pie, he'll order it. I have yet to actually make him one though. You'd think with all the desserts I make that I would make my husbands favorite dessert. Well, considering this isn't exactly a coconut cream pie, I guess I have yet to actually make it.
My husband did love this though. We all did. I loved the thin layer of pineapple. Paired with the creamy cheesecake and the toasted coconut, it made for a super tasty pie. I also loved how it isn't an overly sweet pie, just sweet enough.
Coconut Pineapple Pie
Adapted from Cookie Madness
- 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs or 1 sleeve, crushed
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 (8 oz) can of crushed pineapple in juice, do not drain
- 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla
- 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cups Cream of Coconut - divided use
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- Sweetened flaked coconut for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the crumbs, sugar and butter and press into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate. Bake for about 7 minutes and let cool completely.
Combine the sugar, cornstarch and undrained pineapple in a small saucepan. Turn heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and goes from cloudy to translucent. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool, then pour over the pie crust.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until soft and creamy. Gradually add 1 cup of the cream of coconut and beat until blended, then add eggs one at a time and beat until blended. Pour over pineapple mixture.
Set the pie dish on a baking sheet and bake for 38 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let cool for one hour, then chill for at least four hours.
Beat the whipped cream until soft peaks form, then gradually fold in the reserved 1/2 cup of cream of coconut Note: You want to add the coconut cream gradually — before the cream is too stiff, but not while it’s still super soft. Continue whipping until cream holds its shape and is thick enough to spread. It should not be runny.
Spread across top of pie.
Toast the coconut in a skillet. Let cool slightly and sprinkle across the top.