WONDERFUL! This was so good, it was gone on the same day! I cheated a bit on the ingredients and altered it slightly. When I read Chef #1196719's review of this ("It's delicious....even my farts smell like coconut!") I laughed and decided right then to run to the store for the ingredients. I was disappointed to not find fresh coconuts, so instead I bought a bag of Baker's angel flake coconut, and got Malibu coconut rum for the flavouring, and I substituted whole milk and just 1 pat of butter in the filling to save on fat and calories, and still it came out DIVINE! I'll post my variation of this as my first recipe, but I can't wait to make it with the exact ingredients.
I made my mother this pie for her birthday and she said that it was the best pie she had ever eaten in her entire life. (She LITERALLY means this and is still talking about this pie in a dreamy voice about every other day.) I made the full amount of this recipe, and it made one 9 inch pie. Also, I used my own pie crust recipe and omitted the Coconut Garnish. I substituted canned coconut water and 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes for the fresh coconut, dark brown sugar for the white sugar, and lime juice for the white vinegar. Also, I used 2 mini (50 ML) bottles of Malibu Caribbean Rum with Coconut Liqueur, and it is worth spending the extra money to buy the Malibu brand instead of cheaper brands of rum. In the Cream Filling, I increased the coconut to 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes and reduced the butter from 4 tablespoons to 2 tablespoons. I doubled the Coconut Whipped Topping and prepared it exactly as written. My mom worshiped the Coconut Whipped Topping and never wants any other kind of whipped cream ever (even for desserts that are not coconut flavored). This pie is manna. Bless you, Spice Guru, and thank you.
It's delicious....even my farts smell like coconut!