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Coconut CREAM PIE Oh My !

Friday, October 25, 2013

It's a bright and beautiful Morning. emoticon The bright red pineapple-scented sage just started blooming. The giant golden yellow dinner-plate dahlia is still in bloom and the roses are busy perfuming the air. Hummingbirds swoop down fighting over the flowers. Yellow finches are busy eating the purple verbena flowers that grew like weeds all around the yard. emoticon Buzzy bees are busy collecting the nectar. It's beautiful.

emoticon Good Morning !!!

Whoo Hoo It's Friday - Time to Celebrate. emoticon

Today I am going to make COCONUT CREAM PIE. A Real one. I feel like glowing with happiness when I eat it.

No fake boxed, artificial ingredients mix for us.

emoticon I love this recipe. When I searched for recipes years ago I didn't know that you could make one out of coconuts. LOL. The flavor is so different, so yummy.

It tastes so YUMMY, Delicious, oh, so good for you.

The crust:
2.5 cups of dry coconut flakes, unsweetened.

1/4 tsp. vanilla

1/8 tsp. pink salt

1/4 cup of well-packed, finely chopped dates. Or substitute Agave nectar for a white crust.

Put everything in a food processor and process until it stick together. Press into a pie pan greased with coconut butter.

The Filling:
1 1/4 cups of coconut milk. I use what is in the white young coconuts sold at the grocery store. The processed canned stuff tastes different.

3/4 cup of young white coconut meat. From the inside of the coconut. Scrape it out with a spoon.

Agave nectar about 1/2 a cup. Add according to desired sweetness.

1/2 tsp. vanilla.

2 pinches of salt

3 tablespoons lecithin sold at health food stores. Helps to emulsify flavors.

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of raw coconut oil.

I put all the filling ingredients in a blender or vitamix and blend until smooth put in refrigerator or freezer until firm about 1 hour.

I keep it in the refrigerator once firm and ENJOY.

I found a video on how to make it. They use dates, but the recipe is about the same. I like the look of a white coconut cream pie so I use agave.

This is what a young coconut looks like. emoticon

Save the liquid in it and use it for the coconut water or milk in the pie. Young coconut water is very tasty. The boxed, canned stuff tastes different, not as good.

This is what the flesh of a young white coconut looks like. You blend it for the filling of the pie crust.

If you need help opening a coconut look for the instructions online. I use the back of a corner of a big cooking knife. I hit the top of the coconut around the top in a circle over and over again until I break through. Then I pry it open with a spoon. There are photos online that can explain it better and many different methods. When you pour the juice out pick out any pieces of shell. Also pick any shell off the flesh that you use in the pie.

Yesterday DH took me to an Asian market. It was a learning experience. I found lemon grass stalks for $1.25 a bunch. Turmeric root for juicing was $4.00 a pound. They were out of fresh coconuts. They had frozen young coconut flesh like what you scoop out of coconuts for $1.25. A package is enough to make one pie !!! What a savings it will be to only have to purchase one coconut for the coconut water. I also found other ingredients you can't normally find at regular grocery stores, so I can make new recipes that I have always wanted to try. The Asian grocery store was very reasonably priced and they were very nice, answering my questions.

Don't use coconuts that look like these. They are too old. The flesh will be hard, too hard to use in the pie and the coconut milk or water tastes old. It's not yummy at this stage.

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Yesterday step count was 11,000. The day before was in the 7,000 range.

Have you ever tasted a coconut cream pie made from scratch?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CLPURNELL 10/31/2013 7:48PM


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CTUPTON 10/28/2013 11:59AM

    I certainly have never tried this. I have noticed the young coconuts in the Whole Foods grocery store. Now I am curious! chris

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DS9KIE 10/27/2013 9:23PM

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PB4WEGO 10/26/2013 12:26PM

    Looks great, thanks for sharring.

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/26/2013 11:26AM

    Looks good! You are making me hungry!

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BRENDA_G50 10/26/2013 10:42AM

    Please emoticon , you're making me drool all over everything!!! emoticon I LOVE coconut cream pie!!! Unfortunately, I've never had the pleasure of having one made from scratch. emoticon

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KRITTEN1 10/26/2013 10:21AM


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PUDDLE13 10/26/2013 5:25AM

    Home made is yummy - have to be honest am not a fan of coconut but lemon drizzle cake or lemon in general is a whole different story - mmm emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 10/26/2013 2:08AM

    Not from scratch but now I would like to try it.

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SUSANBEAMON 10/26/2013 1:54AM

  looks good. i like fresh coconut and fresh pineapple.

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COCK-ROBIN 10/26/2013 1:29AM

    Never tasted a coconut cream pie made from scratch. Got to try making it some time.

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SNOWYOGA 10/26/2013 12:50AM

    emoticon lots of info. and no not from scratch emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/26/2013 12:46AM

    thank you so much for educating us on young coconuts and the pie. All the ingredients are ones that I'm willing to eat and it looks very healthy.

I got a young coconut as part of a CSA box a couple years ago and had no idea how to open it. Now I know!


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JANIEWWJD 10/26/2013 12:17AM

    That coconut cream pie looks delicious!!!!

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SERENE-BEAN 10/26/2013 12:08AM

    That looks delicious!

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TOKIEMOON 10/25/2013 10:49PM

    I want to live where you are - hummingbirds are still around! as well as partake in all of your kitchen creations.

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ARTJAC 10/25/2013 9:25PM


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SEAJESS 10/25/2013 8:27PM

    emoticon OMG

I think I found my next big weight loss reward. I am going to make that pie!

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and the video.


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TEXASFILLY 10/25/2013 8:19PM

    O! That made my mouth water. YUM! Thank ya~ * hugs* BB~ emoticon

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KOHINOOR2 10/25/2013 6:25PM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 10/25/2013 5:23PM

    sounds like a lot of work...but yummy

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PHATPAT18 10/25/2013 4:56PM

    Looks yummy.

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L*I*T*A* 10/25/2013 4:38PM


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KNYAGENYA 10/25/2013 4:34PM


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MIA-MORSEL 10/25/2013 3:50PM

    nice blog but I'm afraid coconut anything doesn't excite me. sorry! emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 10/25/2013 3:40PM

    Looks great! And it is Raw! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/25/2013 3:30PM

    It sounds wonderful - no I have never had one made from scratch. I love the rainbow laces too!

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LINOVER 10/25/2013 3:11PM

    I have never made a coconut cream pie from scratch before. Definitely sounds good!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/25/2013 3:05PM

    Yummo! I love coconut in any way, shape or form! Thanks! HUGS

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PMFISH 10/25/2013 2:54PM

    Never had a coconut pie like that! Would love to try it.

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BIGPAWSUP 10/25/2013 2:32PM

    Yummy - on my way! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 10/25/2013 2:25PM


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MJ7DM33 10/25/2013 2:15PM

  Yum! Thx for sharing! WTG on your 11,000 steps! Keep it up!

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EWL978 10/25/2013 2:10PM

    Sounds good....I'll keep the recipe for next time I shop

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AZURELITE 10/25/2013 1:53PM

    Sounds great! Never seen the fresh milk for sale here in Ontario, but bet they have it for sale in TO somewhere! Something to aspire to!
Great step counts!!! Keep on keeping' on!!

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BATCHICK 10/25/2013 1:45PM

    OMG, must try!
Thanks for sharing! I love coconut anything.

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IMREITE 10/25/2013 1:16PM

    Looks good. homemade stuff is pretty good.

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PHOENIX1949 10/25/2013 1:15PM

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