Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
I have been really wanting to come up with my very own recipe and this is it! I spent a lot of time thinking about flavors that I wanted to try together and settled on these as I hadn't seen them paired very often. The base pie recipe is one I have used before and I just tweaked it to suit my ideas. The crust was the way my family has always made them. It is definately not low calorie, but its worth it! I have made it with the ingredients listed and that is my favorite way but I have also opted for all non fat options where I could and it was still great. It has such a delicious texture to it and it isn't super rich or sweet. I really hope you enjoy it! *don't be discouraged by the number of steps it really is simple to make!* You will have some extra of both the pie filling and the coconut filling but I just put them into glasses for a crustless dessert! Plan to make this well ahead of when you wish to serve it as the pie really firms up the second day better.
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 dash salt
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 lemons, zest of
- 1 (1 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup water
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 dash salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
- toasted coconut, for garnishing
- yellow food coloring
Coconut Filling (use 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 (1 ounce) package sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup grated coconut (finely chopped in processor)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coconut extract
- Coconut Filling Directions:.
- In small bowl mix all ingredients with a hand mixer til smooth, and refrigerate til set.
- Pie Crust Directions:.
- Mix all dry ingredients in a 9-inch pie pan.
- Mix oil and milk together, then add to dry ingredients in pan.
- With fingers mix til all just moist and press lightly into pie pan. (do not overmix!).
- With a fork poke holes along bottom and sides of the crust and bake at 350 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes.
- Set aside to cool.
- Pie Directions:.
- Sprinkle Gelatin over water in small saucepan, add lemon extract and vanilla extract. Heat until gelatin dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove and let cool some.
- In large mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, salt, and vanilla til fluffy.
- Gradually beat in warm gelatin mix until well mixed. (will now be runny). It is very important to do this gradually or you will end up with lumps you can't get out later.
- Chill until thickened (about 30 minutes).
- Beat again to soften some, and add about 5 drops of yellow food coloring. Then add cool whip and beat until well mixed and fluffy.
- Put about half of the mix into baked pie crust, making a dipped area to hold the coconut filling in the center.
- Spoon about 1 1/2 cup of the coconut filling into the pie and spread it evenly.
- Top with remaining Lemon filling until pie is as full as you can get it.
- Sprinkle toasted coconut on top and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
FANTASTIC i had to make a few changes-i used fresh whipped cream instead of cool whip as we don't get that here in Australia and i gently folded into the rewhipped lemon ,i also used real lemon juice as that's what i had-it worked fine but next time i will add some more to make it more lemony a definate keeper thankyou for sharing
This was a great Coconut Pie. The lemon-cheese topping makes it really different from others I've tried the flavors go together well. I didn't use any food coloring (My kids must have used it)I found I didn't have any but it looked great anyway. Thanks for posting.
This is an outstanding coconut pie that truly is light and not super-sweet. The crust had the flavor of a cookie and was somewhat crumbly the first day. The second day the pie was more firmed up as well as the crust and it stayed together when sliced. We strongly recommend making this a day ahead for the best flavor. This is a wonderful company worthy pie. Thanks for sharing.