My daughter Adiya (Didi to her friends) brought this recipe home from a cooking demonstration at her school. Mandarin orange segments are hard to get where we live, but this pie is worth every imported can! Prep time includes fridge time.
- Chop up orange segments.
- Lightly press the orange pieces and the pineapple between layers of paper towels to remove any excess moisture (you do not want a sopping wet pie).
- In a medium bowl, combine the milk and the pudding mix. Mix well.
- Whip the cream until stiff and fold it into the pudding mix.
- Fold in the coconut as well.
- Add the oranges and pineapple and stir well to mix it all through.
- Pour this mixture into the crumb crust.
- Cover with some plastic wrap and let the pie hang our in the fridge until it's firm enough to cut, about 6 hours or overnight.
- Keep it covered and store it in the fridge.
- Garnish with additional whipped topping and coconut.