Coconut-Lime Pie With Coconut-Macadamia Crust

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Here's another recipe that takes me back to Bequia (although the recipe originally came from Bon Appetit!). Freezer time for the crust is not included nor is the chilling time for the pie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the crust: In the bowl of a food processor, combine the vanilla wafers and macadamia nuts.
  2. Process until finely ground.
  3. Transfer to a medium bowl and mix in the coconut.
  4. Add butter and stir until well blended.
  5. Press onto the bottom and sides of a 9-inch glass pie pan.
  6. Cover and freeze for at least 30 minutes (can be done days in advance).
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  8. Bake about 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  9. Cool thoroughly.
  10. For the Filling: In a large bowl, whisk together the first four ingredients.
  11. Pour 3 tablespoons cold water into a small metal bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over.
  12. Let stand 10 minutes, or until the gelatin softens.
  13. Set bowl over a small saucepan of barely simmering water and whisk until gelatin dissolves completely, about 1 minute.
  14. Whisk into the coconut mixture and pour into the crust.
  15. Chill 4 hours or until set.
  16. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  17. For the topping: Combine the cream and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar in a medium bowl.
  18. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  19. Spoon or pipe onto cut serving pieces.
  20. Garnish with lime zest.


Most Helpful

This is a recipe I have had in my collection for quite sometime. I too found it in Bon Appetit (and we all know they have outstanding recipes). It's a little expensive to make, so I only make it for very special occasions -- and it's yet to let me down. I've been asked to share the recipe every time I serve it. For garnish, I usually slice some lime slices and dip the edges in powdered sugar and place one on each serving. This is a very wonderful dessert.

Bobbie April 07, 2007

I hate to say it, but this was awful. The filling was EXREMELY tart (and I like tart) and had a very unpleasant aftertaste. Thank goodness I tasted the filling before I put it into the shell. I tried to doctor it up with some sweetner, but no such luck. I junked the filling and made a frozen yogurt pie to take to the BBQ we were attending. On the other hand.....I REALLY liked the crumb pie shell, and will use THAT recipe it wasn't a total loss.

Lightly Toasted July 09, 2005

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