The inspiration for this dessert came from a Ralph's Famous Italian Ices flavor called Coconut Raspberry Tart. My husband came home from the Italian ice stand and raved about the flavor so much, we decided to recreate the same idea in pie form. I love coconut cream pie, but the typical buttery crust and rich custard are entirely too heavy for a health-conscious diet. This version is lighter and fluffier, but most importantly, equally as delicious. The raspberry layer adds the perfect tart element to balance out the sweetness of the filling.
* PLEASE NOTE: the measurements in this recipe are for a mini 7" pie pan (serves 4). For a standard 9" pie pan, simply double the recipe (serves 8).