Did you know that National Pi day is coming? No, I’m not joking! There is a National Pi Day on March 14th. So when you hear Pi day, doesn’t that make you think of your favorite slice of pie?
Sure I know National Pi Day is all about celebrating Mathematics. But I was always told that baking is a form of math. You have to convert measurements. And calculate an outcome right? Oh come on. I’m so going to make this work. Because seriously everything is better with a slice of pie. And wouldn’t you just love a great excuse to indulge in your favorite pie?
I’ve been scouring the internet for my favorite pie recipes. All sweet pies. I could have gone with a cool Chocolate pie theme. Or a Fruit pie theme. But lets face it. I’m crazy about all kinds of pies. I couldn’t pick just one theme. So I went after all my favorites. The Classics. The healthy twists. The traditional favorites. And the over indulgent twists of a good slice of pie!
I was inspired to come up with my own twist to a classic favorite! A chocolate Coconut Cream Pie!
Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ¼ cup corn starch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 egg yolks
- ½ Almond Coconut milk (or any milk flavor of your choice)
- 1½ cup scalded Almond Coconut Milk
- ½ Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pre-cooked Pie Shell
- whipped topping
- shredded chocolate
- toasted coconut
- In a medium sauce pan sift sugar, starch and salt.
- Add egg yolks and ½ cup milk of choice.
- Begin heating on low heat
- Add 1½ cup scaled milk. (Milk doesn't need to be scaled necessarily just hot. I heated mine in the microwave).
- Add chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and coconut extract.
- Stir and continue to cook on medium heat until pudding consistency.
- Don't over cook or pie will be too thick in texture.
- Remove from heat as soon as it begins to come close to pudding consistency
- Add butter and vanilla extract and stir until butter is melted and blended in.
- Fill the pre-cooked pie shell.
- Cover with plastic wrap and cool in the fridge several hours or overnight until completely cooled and set.
- Top with whipped topping
- Sprinkle with Shredded chocolate and toasted coconut
- Serve and enjoy!
Seriously can’t you see yourself indulging in a slice of this amazing chocolate coconut cream pie? Coconut cream pie is one of my favorites. But the husband prefers chocolate. So this time I thought, why not combine the two? And let me tell you the results were fabulous!
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Now only one question remains; which pie should I make for National Pi day?
Another Chocolate Cream pie or something from my delicious Pie Collection on foodie?