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This pie is utterly scrumptious! It's basically a chess pie chockful of good things, very rich and toothsome. A lot like a pecan pie. This same recipe has been in my family for years, and we make this pie every holiday. I grew up in the South, where this pie is an old classic and is called "Japanese" simply because in the old days the coconut was considered rather exotic (in the same vein as what Southerners called "Japanese fruitcakes," which contained tropical fruits). If you haven't tried this pie, please do! I bet you'll find a new family favorite!
this recipe is not japanese. Iam japanese and i know what japanese deserts are like. pies are european deserts. japanese deserts are like youkan ohagi and so on, and are not made of flour or pecan
This pie owns the yum in yummy! I brought it for a congregation dinner and it was a HUGE hit. Instead of making it a pie in which only a priviledged few would get a slice, I decided to make mini tarts by using my mini muffin tins. I too omitted the nuts and it was still sensational! Thank you MirandaLee for sharing a great recipe!
I've had this recipe for years - it is unbelievable. A southern tradition! the only difference in my recipe is that i use white vinegar instead of cidar vinegar - and i also add 1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring. A must try!
I agree with Browniemaker above, I have this same recipe but its doubled to make 2 pies, GREAT for a bake sale!! They always sell 1st!!
This is excellent .. I didn't add the nuts because my husband does not like nuts .. It's very yummy whether it's Japanese or not ..