Friday, October 16, 2009


CRUST: 9 - inch single crust

1-1/3 cups all-propose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
3 tablespoons ice cold water


2 eggs
1/2 cup water
1 - 1/2 cups sugar
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 - 1/3 cups lightly packed moist flaked coconut
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg white

3 ( 1 ounce ) baking chocolate, melted

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare dough for crust. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt.

Cut in shortening using a pastry blender or a fork, until flour is blended to form pea-size chunks.

Sprinkle with water, one tablespoon at a time. Toss lightly with a fork or with fingertips until dough forms a ball. DON'T over work dough. For a double crust divide in half.

Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface, in a circle 3 inches larger than the pie plate you plan on using. Fold dough into quarters. Unfold and press into pie plate.

For a single pie crust, trim 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold edge under and flute edge.

For filling, in a medium bowl, beat eggs, water, sugar, flour and salt together 2 to 3 minutes, until very well blended. Stir in coconut, butter and vanilla.

Brush unbaked pie shell with unbeaten egg white. Pour filling into pie shell. Bake on the bottom oven rack about 45 minutes or until filling is set and very lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack and drizzle with melted chocolate before serving.

Makes: 1 ( 9-inch ) pie, 8 servings.

Note: Butter-flavored shortening can be substituted for butter and add 1/4 teaspoon more vanilla.
Due to the filling being moist I brush the unbeaten egg white to prevent the filling from soaking into the crust and help keep it crisp.
Because this pie is baked in a slow oven, to brown the bottom crust you must place the pie on the bottom rack where the temperature is higher.


  1. I've never mastered pies. But this is pretty inspiring. Would love to see a picture! Hope you get a minute to link up to Momtrends' recipe swap today:

  2. This sounds so good! I really want one now!! Is the crust hard to make? Pie crusts scare me for some reason. Perhaps I need to get over the fear.

  3. I love pies and I make them fairly often. I will have to add this one to my "to bake" list. Thanks for sharing with us! :)

  4. This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    BTW, I love your fall blog background.


  5. I love macaroons so this sounds like a logical next step to take for dessert.

  6. This sounds like such a lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.

  7. I love macaroons, so I would def like this! Thanks..

  8. Sounds like a good recipe. I'll have to try it out. Going to go look at your next muffin recipe. DH is going to want to know what's up with me if I started cooking everything delicious I've seen online today! Also, thanks for visiting our online magazine.

  9. I do so love a good coconut pie!


  10. This sounds wonderful! Thank you and have a super Foodie Friday!

  11. Thanks for stopping by!! This looks great, my husband would love this! I'm going to browse through your other recipes...

  12. I am going to bookmark this and make it later this fall. It sounds so wonderful and is just what my sweet-tooth loves.

    Thanks for sharing with Food on Fridays! I love stopping by Ann's for great ideas.

    Practically Perfect Life
    Make-Do Mondays

  13. YUMMY! After Thanksgiving with all the root vegetable, gravy and pumpkin pies, a nice light dessert always tastes so good. And this recipe sounds perfect for that!

  14. Hi Geri!
    I got your comment on my blog about the award-and actually saw your post on it (thank you!!!) - but now I can't find it to pass it on or blog about it myself. :( Did something happen to that post?

    I was so surprised, and flattered, to see my name! Thank you!!!

  15. This sounds so delicious!
    BE a sweetie,

    Shelia :)

  16. This sounds like a pie that my family would really like. I bet this would be great with toasted coconut on top, with the chocolate. YUM!

  17. I know some members of my family would think this recipe is perfect--real coconut fans! Thanks for sharing with us today and have a great weekend!

  18. Never been a macaroon fan but this recipe still looks so good to me!!!!!

  19. I have never heard of this kind of pie. It's something different that I don't think most people have had before. I think it would be a big hit.

  20. I posted a great coconut pie for today as well. I'm anxious to try your version. Thanks for participating in Crock Pot Wednesday.

  21. This sounds so delicious. We love coconut pie!

  22. Thanks for the visit and kind words on my recipe today. This looks absolutely delicious, I love this combination. I will be trying this one. It is nice to "meet" you!


  23. Sounds totally delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe and participating in Flashback Friday.

  24. This really sounds so good. I'm a big fan of coconut pie. The macaroons take it over the top.

  25. This one my hubs would love, he's a huge coconut anything fan :). Macaroons are always great this would be a great combo of both worlds :)

  26. Congratulations on your award which I am sure you deserve.

    I really wanted to compliment your blog design and the color you are using for the background. It is stunning. You surely have an eye for color and design. It is a pleasure to visit here.

  27. Hi Geri! Thanks so much for coming on over to my blog! I have been looking through your recipes and am excited to read through a lot of them! I also noticed that you use Foodista - I hadn't heard of this before but I checked it out and now am testing it out on one of my recipes, how do you like it??

  28. Me again!! I made this today and it was delicious! I did not have any baking chocolate for the top and my whipped cream did not work (I won't be buying it in the can anymore). So we ate it plain and everyone loved it!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  29. This sounds great. I'll have to try it.

    I never have to think about what I'll order for dessert in a restaurant that has coconut cream pie.