Pineapple Coconut Pie
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- Ready In:
- 3hrs 55mins
- 1 whole fresh coconut
- 2 cups/ 500ml almond flour
- 1 cup/ 250ml butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup/ 250ml confectioners' sugar
- 2 eggs
Lime Shortbread Crust
- 1 cup/ 250ml all-purpose flour, plus more for the work surface
- 1⁄2 cup/ 125ml confectioners' sugar
- 1 lime, zest of
- 3⁄4 cup/ 180ml cold butter, cubed
- 2 large or 3 small egg yolks
- 1 cup/ 250ml granulated sugar
- 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
- 2 cardamom pods, crushed (only use the seeds)
- fresh coconut, shavings, for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
For the coconut filling:
- Pop the coconut in the oven and bake until it starts to crack, about 1 hour. Let cool and remove the outer shell. Reserve the coconut milk for another use, such as Adobo Pork Shanks with Fried Rice. Using a food processor, reduce the flesh to a fine powder.
- Spread 2 cups coconut on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Toast in the oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
For the lime shortbread crust:
- Pulse the all-purpose flour, confectioners' sugar and lime zest in a food processor to combine. Add the butter and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add the egg yolks and process just until the dough forms a ball. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface and fit into an 8- to 9-inch (20 to 23 centimeter) tart pan with a removable bottom. You can use your fingertips to evenly press the dough onto the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
Finish the coconut filling:
- Beat the almond flour, butter, confectioners' sugar and toasted coconut with a mixer until creamy. Add the eggs and beat until pale and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the coconut filling into the pie shell. Refrigerate for 1 hour. (This will help prevent the crust from shrinking while it bakes.).
- Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- Bake the tart until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool.
For the pineapple jam:
- Bring the sugar and 1 cup (250ml) water to a simmer in a saucepan over high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce the heat to low, add the pineapple and cardamom seeds and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Spread the pineapple jam over the cooled tart. Garnish with coconut shavings.
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Affable Canadian chef Chuck Hughes is a restaurateur and television personality known for his inventive take on comfort food, which he shares on his show, Chuck's Day Off.