Tropical Strawberry Pie

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 23 mins

A recipe from the issue of July 2006 of Coup de Pouce. With fresh strawberries.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coconut Cream : In a saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. In a bowl, mix milk, coconut milk and egg yolks. Pour this mixture in the saucepan. Cook at medium heat, always stirring, 12 to 15 minutes. Keep cooking at medium-high heat, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes or until the mixture has thicken enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  2. In a fine strainer on a large bowl, strain the cream. Add vanilla. Cover directly the surface of the cream with a plastic wrap. Let cool for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  3. In a food processor or blender, chop finely 1 cup of strawberries. In a small saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Add chopped strawberries and water and stir. Cook at medium heat, stirring from time to time, for about 5 minutes or until it's bubbling. Let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix coconut cream and pineapple. Spread uniformly this mixture on the pie crust. Cut the remaining strawberries in half. Beginning by the outside, put the strawberries in 2 or 3 rows on the pineapple mixture. Cover the pie with the cold strawberry mixture. Cover with plastic wrap, without stretching, and put in the fridge for about 3 hours or until the garnish is firm. When ready to serve, garnish each serving with whipped cream and coconut flakes.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made some major changes to this recipe since I'd tagged it for the ZWT5 Caribbean Dessert Challenge #2 ~ Instead of using the 2 cups of strawberries, I substituted a cup of diced & sliced mango & a similar amount of papaya! The recipe was pretty much followed, but in place of the berries I processed/blended a cup of my fruit combo & layered another cup of it in the last step! I did, however, include the strawberries as an optional side, one large halved strawberry per slice ('cause I liked the added color)! VERY NICE TASTING PIE!

5 5

Made when my inlaws were coming and everyone dug in and cleaned their plate in about 1 minute, or should I say inhaled! Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, and it was a big hit! Thanks for this one Boomette!

5 5

This is an amazing pie Boomie. Well worth the extra effort and love to make. The coconut cream is devine and easy to make, I used mandarin oranges in place of pineapple tidbits, I didn't have any...but followed the rest of the recipe as written. The strawberrys and strawberry sauce compliment the crisp pastry and coconut cream beautifully. A very pretty pie that I will make again and again. Kudos...BK