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Coconut French Silk Pie

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

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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?}

Anyway.

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

Ingredients

    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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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!

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45 Responses to “Coconut French Silk Pie”

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  2. Ashton @ Something Swanky posted on November 7, 2012 at 6:46 am (#)

    I won’t be able to get that crust out of my head all day! I could just eat that!!!

  3. Bobbi posted on November 7, 2012 at 6:46 am (#)

    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!

  4. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on November 7, 2012 at 6:55 am (#)

    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.

  5. Gina posted on November 7, 2012 at 7:16 am (#)

    Yum! I have been looking for a new pie recipe! Thanks!

  6. sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more posted on November 7, 2012 at 7:18 am (#)

    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.

  7. Julie @White Lights on Wednesday posted on November 7, 2012 at 7:27 am (#)

    Best dessert mash up ever! These are seriously my two favorite pies. You’re a smarty pants miss Dorothy!

  8. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on November 7, 2012 at 8:01 am (#)

    What a brilliant idea! Two of my favorites in one! Can’t wait to try this!

  9. Erin @ Wholly Delicious Dishes posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:39 am (#)

    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!

  10. Tash Peters posted on November 7, 2012 at 10:01 am (#)

    Will definitely be giving this a go – It looks beautiful :D – All my favourites in 1 pie

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  12. Ellen@BakeItWithBooze posted on November 7, 2012 at 10:45 am (#)

    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’. :)

  13. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on November 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm (#)

    Lookat you! You took 2 great things and made 1 EVEN BETTER thing! I bow down to your awesomeness :D

  14. Ezen posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:07 pm (#)

    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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  15. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm (#)

    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!!

  16. DJ posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm (#)

    What an amazing looking pie!! Awesome post, I’ll be back for sure!!!! :)

  17. Susan posted on November 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm (#)

    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

  18. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on November 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm (#)

    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?

  19. Loretta / A Finn In The Kitchen posted on November 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm (#)

    What a beautiful combination! I made a French silk pie for our anniversary recently (first time!) and I loved it. My mouth is watering…

  20. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on November 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm (#)

    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?

  21. Back For Seconds posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm (#)

    What a beautiful pie! Sounds so so good. And I am thankful for….YOU! :)

  22. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama posted on November 8, 2012 at 6:26 am (#)

    Dorothy this looks AMAZING!!!

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  24. Ala posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:30 am (#)

    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?

  25. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am (#)

    I am not a big fan of coconut … but I think I could learn to love it after looking at this pie!

  26. Sarah Caron posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm (#)

    Wow, that looks absolutely incredible. YUM!

  27. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm (#)

    The oreo cookie crust does it for me – and the cool whip topping! Dorothy! this looks amazing!!

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  29. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on November 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm (#)

    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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  33. Maysem posted on November 12, 2012 at 7:15 am (#)

    Oh my goodness!! I can’t wait to give this one a try!! Looks soooooo yummy!!

  34. Michelle posted on November 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm (#)

    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 :)
    Michelle

    • crazyforcrust replied on November 14th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks Michelle!

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  36. Feauxcajun posted on November 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm (#)

    Follow up–I made this for our Thanksgiving dinner & everyone LOVED it, even with the shortcuts! Mad props to you, lady! http://feauxcajun.blogspot.com/2012/11/oreo-coconut-cream-french-silk-pie.html

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  38. Agos posted on May 30, 2013 at 4:24 pm (#)

    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).

  39. Julie posted on December 5, 2013 at 7:44 am (#)

    Just a crazy question. Can this pie be adapted for no eggs? The crust isn’t a problem. Thanks!!

    • Julie replied on December 5th, 2013 at 8:34 am

      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!

      • Dorothy Kern replied on December 5th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

        Awesome Julie! May I ask what you did in place of the eggs? I’d love to know! :)

        • Julie replied on December 5th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

          Actually, nothing! I just left them out.

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