Coconut French Silk Pie

And the #2weeksofpie is back! Here, without further adieu, is pie #2…

Coconut French Silk Pie |

I have noticed on Facebook this month that people are posting something they are thankful for each day. I think it’s such a great idea for the month of November (or anytime, really).

Now, if only I could remember to do things like that everyday, we’d be golden.

Like, I remember to shower and stuff. And eat, I never forget to do that. But I’m horrible at things like status updates and Instagram photo-a-day challenges. Heck, I barely remember to do the dishes everyday.

{Or, maybe my “forgetting” is subconsciously so that my husband gets to the sink first?}


This post is part of the Thankful Series at The NY Melrose Family. Each day this week a different blogger is posting a thankful-themed idea. One week is totally something I can get behind.

So, in the effort to share my thankfulness…here are a few things I’m thankful for this year:

I am thankful for my husband and daughter, obvi. I mean, without them, who would I write about?

I am thankful for electricity, that is, having it. I mean, I cannot imagine what all of you on the east coast are going through. My heart is with all of you!

Freedom. Being able to write this blog, for example. Being an American. Voting. All that stuff.

I am reealllly thankful that the election is over. Can we all just go back to pretending we have no political conviction and pretending we don’t know what party we each belong to? I liked it better that way.

I am thankful for my DVR. And all my electronics in general. And for the Real Housewives for making me feel like a normal, regular mom and woman instead of a freak. (I know. #firstworldthankfulness)

And I’m thankful for my readers and FB friends, who gave me the idea for this pie.

Awhile back I posted on Facebook about what pies I should make this month. French Silk and Coconut Cream were the top two requests.

So of course, my mind went to the place it always does. How to make an outrageous dessert out of two regular, delicious ones.

The first thing that popped into my head was Almond Joy, BTW. Coconut + Chocolate = The Best Candy Ever.

{Side note: I am NOT thankful that Jordan tried Almond Joy and liked it this year. Now all the “extra Almond Joys” she got during trick or treating just for “me” are…not. I’ve been told I am not allowed to eat them.}

Anyway. This pie. Is. Fabulous. The crust is made of Oreos, coconut, and almonds. And butter.

Then there is coconut pudding. And chocolate pudding (no, not traditional “french silk”…but close enough). And it’s topped with whipped topping and more coconut and almonds.

Otherwise known as: Bliss.

So, yeah. I’m thankful for pie.

And for all of you. :)

What are you thankful for?

Coconut French Silk Pie

Coconut French Silk Pie

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart


    For the Crust
  • 30 Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup coconut
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • For the Filling
  • 2 2/3 cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • For the Topping
  • Cool Whip
  • Toasted sliced almonds
  • Toasted Coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cookies, almonds, and coconut in a food processor and process until fine crumbs form. Mix in a medium sized bowl with the melted butter. Pour into a pie plate and press to along the sides and bottom. Bake for 20 minutes, until set.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk milk, egg yolks, cornstarch, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Whisk constantly for about 5 minutes, until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Pour half the mixture into a medium bowl. Stir melted chocolate into one half of the custard. Stir the coconut into the other half.
  3. Pour coconut custard over the bottom of the crust. Top with chocolate custard. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill until completely set, at least two hours, but overnight is preferable.
  4. Before serving, cover the top with Cool Whip and sprinkle with sliced almonds and toasted coconut.


To toast sliced almonds and coconut, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for a few minutes. Do not walk away from the oven - watch it closely! Store in refrigerator.

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Be sure to check out the  that Trish from Mom on Timeout posted yesterday for Jenny’s Thankful Series. She gave 10 tips to make the holidays easier!

And tomorrow, be sure to check out what Sarah has in store, over at Sarah’s Cucina Bella. I can’t wait to see it!

This post may be linked to: Chef in TrainingTrick or Treat TuesdayCast Party WednesdaySweet Treats ThursdayChic-and-CraftySweet Tooth FridayI’m Lovin’ it FridaysSweets for a SaturdayStrut your Stuff SaturdayWeekend Wrap Up PartyWeekend PotluckSundae Scoop Link Partyand all of these too!
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  1. I won’t be able to get that crust out of my head all day! I could just eat that!!!
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  2. I like the idea of using two pudding fillings for this…while from scratch pudding is ALWAYS superior, I think I could easily swing this as a quick dessert by using box pudding and just focusing all my baking energy on the pie shell. Thanks for sharing! Pinned!
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  3. Oui, oui! This pie is tres magnifique. Et tres, tres belle, aussi! Haha, like my broken French? I’m trying to swoon you for a slice of pie (is it working?!) Looks AWESOME.
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  4. Yum! I have been looking for a new pie recipe! Thanks!
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  5. oh boy, she should have never been allowed to try to almond joys!! I won’t let me kid eat the reese cups, I keep telling him how gross they are.
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  6. Best dessert mash up ever! These are seriously my two favorite pies. You’re a smarty pants miss Dorothy!
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  7. What a brilliant idea! Two of my favorites in one! Can’t wait to try this!
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  8. Almond Joy’s rule! My son doesn’t like almonds so we have a deal, he gets the Mounds and I get the Almond Joy’s :) This pie looks incredible!
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  9. Will definitely be giving this a go – It looks beautiful :D – All my favourites in 1 pie

  10. This looks sooooo amazing! I’m so close if you need taste testers! Coconut is one of my all time favorite pies…I could help ya out…Just sayin’. :)
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  11. Lookat you! You took 2 great things and made 1 EVEN BETTER thing! I bow down to your awesomeness :D
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  12. This looks so good!! I had a huge lunch and I’m beyond stuffed but I really want to lick the screen right now! hahaha. I think bananas would work well too… coconut banana french silk pie? :D

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  13. i am thankful for YOU Dorothy! and the fact that you made this pie. :) The coconut/almond/Oreo crust alone is making me salivate. seriously – just the thought of all of that mixed together with butter sounds SO good. What a beautiful pie!!
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  14. What an amazing looking pie!! Awesome post, I’ll be back for sure!!!! :)

  15. OMG! Just scrumptious looking and I’m wishing I had a piece right now. Just got home from Ohio and too pooped to bake:-D
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  16. Umm yeah, it’s officially I’m basically in love with you. I am MAKING this for Thanksgiving. No question. I got put in charge of the pies this year. ALL of the pies. And I’ve been trying to figure out how I can bring all the kinds I want without my mother in law thinking i’m a freak for bringing 8 pies. You’ve officially solved at least half my problem!

    Have I mentioned I’m LOVING pie week?
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  17. What a beautiful combination! I made a French silk pie for our anniversary recently (first time!) and I loved it. My mouth is watering…
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  18. I’m still lucking out on the Halloween candy–neither my son or my husband likes Almond Joys, so I get ‘em all to myself. :-) This pie is gorgeous, Dorothy. I want to stick my finger right in the middle of it and eat a huge glop of that filling. And the crust, too. OMG, can you just move in next door and make pies for me all day long?
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  19. What a beautiful pie! Sounds so so good. And I am thankful for….YOU! :)
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  20. Dorothy this looks AMAZING!!!
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  21. I’m thankful that I don’t have this pie sitting in front of me because my jeans would hate me–oh, who am I kidding? This looks absolutely delectable. Send leftovers my way, maybe?
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  22. I am not a big fan of coconut … but I think I could learn to love it after looking at this pie!
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  23. Wow, that looks absolutely incredible. YUM!
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  24. The oreo cookie crust does it for me – and the cool whip topping! Dorothy! this looks amazing!!
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  25. My two favorite pie flavors joined in one fantabulous creation!!! What a great idea to make the crust using the cookies, almonds, and coconut…I might just eat that before even making the pie:-)
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  26. Oh my goodness!! I can’t wait to give this one a try!! Looks soooooo yummy!!
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  27. Dorothy,
    You have certainly done some amazing things with pie in the last few weeks. I love the combo in the french silk. I love coconut! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  28. Follow up–I made this for our Thanksgiving dinner & everyone LOVED it, even with the shortcuts! Mad props to you, lady!

  29. I’ve made this pie twice and it’s soooo good! Too bad I won’t have any more shredded coconut till August D: (they don’t sell it here).
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  30. Just a crazy question. Can this pie be adapted for no eggs? The crust isn’t a problem. Thanks!!

    • I went ahead and tried it, and though it is missing some of the richness of the original, it is DELICIOUS! I made it just a solid chocolate pie this time, and I will still garnish with coconut and almonds. We were just out of eggs today, no time to run to the store, and it worked out perfectly!


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