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Coconut Cream Pies in Jars & Cookbook Giveaway

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Hey, did you all see my post about Pi Day next week? You know, the math nerd holiday? March 14 or 3.14? Yeah, I’m that Class A math nerd. I’m having a Pi Day Pie Party to celebrate! There will be a pie link-up and some fun giveaways.

In honor of Pi Day next week, I have a few pie recipes to share with you in the coming days. First up, these cute-as-ever Coconut Cream Pies in Jars, all nested out for Easter!

I am slightly obsessed with jars. They are super fun to make desserts in. I made pink velvet cupcakes in jars. And Bailey’s Pudding Pies in jars. And now: coconut cream pies in jars.

This recipe comes from Desserts in Jars, the cutest-ever cookbook by Shaina Olmanson. Have you read that book? It’s like a work of art, really. She’s got pies, cakes, ice cream, breakfast, you name it, all in jars! I cannot wait to eat my way through this cookbook.

It took me days to figure out what to make and share with you. I just Could. Not. Decide. But once I thought about it being almost Easter (??!!) these coconut cream pies spoke to me. Coconut goes hand-in-hand with Easter and I knew I could dress them up a little by adding some toasted coconut and mini candy eggs to the top. A Coconut Cream Pie Nest in a Jar!

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Oh, and did I mention the heavenly fluffy meringue that’s on top of the coconut cream? Ohmigodsogood. I’ve never made meringue before and now…now I don’t want to stop.

{Don’t you just want to bite that picture??!!}

Along with my copy of Desserts in Jars, I also received the new cookbook by Dede Wilson, Cake Balls to drool over. Cake Balls includes more than 60 recipes for all kinds of from-scratch cake balls. She even includes all the cake and frosting recipes you’ll need too! She’s got recipes like Creme Brûlée Cake Balls, Coffee Crumb Cake Balls, and Peanut Butter Cake Balls.

Guess what? There’s also a recipe in there for Coconut Cream Cake Balls. Instead of mixing the crumbled cake with frosting, you mix it with coconut pudding.

Are you guessing where I’m going next?

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Instead of making 8 coconut cream pies, I saved some of the coconut pudding and made some cake balls with it. Guess what? Dede Wilson is absolutely a genius! You can totally make cake balls with pudding instead of frosting. Mixed with the white chocolate coating, they are the perfect amount of sweetness.

Seriously you guys, I have so many recipes on my list to make now. Apple Pie Cake Balls. Nutella Cake Balls. Neapolitan Cakes in jars. Pans au chocolate IN JARS. Seriously, these cookbooks are going to make me need new pants.

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Because don’t you just want a bite of that goodness?

You know you want these cookbooks, right? You’re salivating and want them NOW. Well, guess what? I’m giving both cookbooks away to one lucky Crazy for Crust reader! Scroll down to enter!

Coconut Cream Pies in Jars

Coconut Cream Pies in Jars

Recipe from "Desserts In Jars" by Shaine Olmanson

Ingredients

    For the Crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) very cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 4-7 tablespoons ice cold water
  • For the Pies:
  • 3 cups milk (I used non-fat)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, optional
  • 1 cup coconut, plus more for topping
  • Mini candy eggs, for garnish, if desired
  • 8 wide mouth 8-ounce jars

Instructions

  1. To make the crust: pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until pea-sized pieces of dough form. Start with 4 tablespoons of water and pulse just a few times. The dough will still be crumbly, but will stick together when pressed. Add more water if needed. Note: it will not form into a ball in the food processor! Remove from machine and turn into a bowl. Press together to form a ball. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.
  2. When dough is chilled, remove from refrigerator and roll until 1/8-1/4” thick. (I like my dough thicker!) Use the open mouth of the jars to cut circles of dough. Press one circle of dough in the bottom of each jar. Bake 2” apart on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool.
  3. In a large heatproof bowl, whisk the egg yolks and 2/3 cup sugar. Whisk until the mixture is pale yellow and smooth, 30-45 seconds by hand.
  4. Add the milk and cornstarch to a medium sized saucepan. Set it over medium heat until bubbles begin to form around the edges, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. When the milk is hot, pour about 1/2 cup into the bowl of egg yolks, while whisking to temper the eggs. Whisk in about another 1/2 cup of the hot milk into the eggs, then pour the egg mixture back into the rest of them milk in the pan. Continue heating until it thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon, just a minute or two.
  5. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract, coconut extract if desired, and coconut. Spoon the pudding evenly over the cooled crusts in the jars. Chill until set, about 3-4 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove the jars from the refrigerator and set 2” apart on a cookie sheet.
  7. Beat egg whites in a medium-sized bowl with a hand mixer until foamy. Add the remaining 1/3 cup sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form, to create a meringue. Spoon evenly on top of the pudding in the jars. Bake 4-5 minutes, until the meringue is golden brown. Cool, then top with additional shredded coconut and/or mini candy eggs for decoration (optional).

Notes

To make cake balls: Instead of making 8 pies, reserve some of the pudding. Mix 2 tablespoons of pudding to each 1 cup cake crumbles (from a mix or your favorite recipe). The mixture should stick together, but not be wet. Form balls and chill for 30 minutes, then dip in melted candy melts and top with additional toasted coconut.

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Giveaway Rules: one winner will win BOTH Desserts in Jars and Cake Balls. Open to U.S. residents only. Please enter via the Rafflecopter form directly below this paragraph (sometimes it takes a few seconds to load). Good luck!

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I’m addicted to stuff in jars. Check these out:

Skinny Mini No-Bake Mocha Cheesecakes

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Bailey’s Pudding Pies with a Thin Mint Crust

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Blackberry Pies in a jar {sugar-free option}

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Sweets from friends:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pudding by Kitchen Meets Girl
Samoas Bomb Pie in a Jar by Something Swanky
Single Serving Skinny Apple Pie by Back for Seconds


 

This post may be linked to: Chef in TrainingLil’ LunaBuns In My OvenChic-and-CraftyI’m Lovin’ it FridaysStrut your Stuff SaturdayWeekend Wrap Up PartySundae Scoop Link Partyand all of these too!

Fine print: I was given both cookbooks for review. This review was not compensated. All opinions are 100% my own. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be contacted via email when the contest closes and will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Crazy for Crust is not liable for shipping or providing prize.

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234 Responses to “Coconut Cream Pies in Jars & Cookbook Giveaway”

  1. Nicole posted on March 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm (#)

    I love coconut … and Robin Eggs … and anything in a jar! Yesiree – Yum!

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  2. Melissa @ Bless this Mess posted on March 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm (#)

    Love me some ANYTHING in a jar. I’m sold and need this book in my life. IF I don’t win it the Easter bunny might just need to bring it :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      I think you deserve it! :) Thanks Melissa!

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  3. Jenn posted on March 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm (#)

    I love the whole presentation and it sounds amazing too.

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  4. Lia Simpson posted on March 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm (#)

    Love the idea of individual, portion controlled desserts.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Me too, until I eat three. I wish I was kidding… :)

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  5. SaraJ posted on March 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm (#)

    I love coconut and any cuteness in a jar, must make these!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      I’m addicted to cuteness in a jar! Thanks Sara!

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  6. Aimee @like mother like daughter posted on March 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm (#)

    Wow those both look like awesome cook books. I love making desserts. Hope I win!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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  7. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on March 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm (#)

    Oh man. Coconut Cream cake balls?? I’m dying! You just changed my life.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Glad to be of service, lol. :)

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  8. Stephanie @ Back for Seconds posted on March 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm (#)

    I DO want a bite, how did you know? These are adorable and I love the little eggs on top! Now, those cake balls?? Those are really calling my name. They look perfect!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! I’m happy they stayed together. Cake balls and I don’t always get along, lol.

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  9. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm (#)

    Man I do want a big bite of that mini pie!!! I heart you for loving jars as much as I do. Want to know what I made for next week? Yup, pie in a jar…just for you :-) I can’t wait to see all the yummy pies! I really do need to get that jar cookbook!!!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Yay! I think I’d eat everything out of jars, if I could. :) Thanks Jocelyn!

      Reply

  10. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm (#)

    These pies are so cute. I would be obsessed with those jars too ;) And by the way I am making a Bailey’s Pie tonight for 3.14 woo hoo! Let’s hope it turns out ;)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Yesss! That sounds DELISH.

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  11. patti keil posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm (#)

    These are so cute…and coconut ANYTHING is my favorite! Sure would love to own these books!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks Patti! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)

      Reply

  12. Natalie S posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm (#)

    yummy!!

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  13. Beth White posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:46 pm (#)

    Absolutely love all your recipe ideas!! So yummy!

    Reply

  14. Melody posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm (#)

    Looks amazeballs!!

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  15. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm (#)

    Such a cute idea and I don’t have those books but have always been curious. Adorable food tastes better!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Yes, it does! Thanks Averie!

      Reply

  16. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm (#)

    HOLD THE PHONE! Nutella Cake Balls!?!?!?!?!? Those need to happen. Now. Like really, now! :)

    Reply

  17. Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm (#)

    My husband is drooling over these right now. You literally put all of his favorite things in a jar! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      You’re welcome! Thanks Kaylee! I wish I could send some to your husband!

      Reply

  18. Kay Little posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:21 pm (#)

    I would love to win!

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  19. Joy (Yesterfood) posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm (#)

    Coconut Cream Pie with Meringue is my very favorite pie EVER. And in a jar? Perfection! :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Joy! Everything is just better in a jar. :)

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  20. Katy posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm (#)

    Looks…so…good!!

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  21. Carrie R posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm (#)

    Those coconut cream pies in jars look so yummy! :) Coconut cream is one of my favorite pies!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 7th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      They are now mine too! :) Thanks Carrie!

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  22. Lisa P posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm (#)

    The cake balls look delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply

  23. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness, I love this! I am obsessed with dessert in jars. These are such a great idea!

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  24. Terri C posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm (#)

    These are adorable! I love making things in jars and these recipes sound Devine !

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  25. Meg @ Sweet Twist posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm (#)

    These are so cute. I love coconut cream pies

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  26. Bobbie posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm (#)

    Adorable and they look delicious!!!

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  27. Heather @French Press posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm (#)

    yes…you could say I am mildly obsessed with jars {you should see the cabinets above my oven}
    Charlie’s math teacher is having them celebrate pi day as well – he is REALLY excited to bake with me:)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:28 am

      I cannot wait until Jordan is old enough. I think I have a couple more years. :) Enjoy it Heather!

      Reply

  28. Stacey B. posted on March 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm (#)

    I would love to win. I don’t have either one of these books yet.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:26 am

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you Stacey!

      Reply

  29. Emily ~SoDomesticated~ posted on March 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm (#)

    Fabulous! Little mason jars make me happy…….. very happy when they are filled with pie! Yum!

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  30. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on March 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm (#)

    Jars make every dessert better! These look fabulous! I’m crossing my fingers that I win those cookbooks!

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  31. Denise O posted on March 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm (#)

    Yum!! These look & sound SO good

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  32. Cindy Harris posted on March 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm (#)

    I’m for sure joining up on Pi day. This Coconut Cream looks killer good. Must make it soon.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:24 am

      Yay Cindy! I can’t wait to see what you link up on Pi Day!

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  33. Vera K posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:44 am (#)

    Desserts in jars? Too much fun.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:23 am

      I know, right? Thanks Vera!

      Reply

  34. tanya posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:48 am (#)

    I’m a nut when it comes to coconut! Really my favorite thing! I never heard of using pudding in cake balls! I’m behind the 8 ball when it comes to pudding uses-geez! That’s about to change! You are so good with jarred desserts!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:23 am

      Thanks Tanya! I am SO using pudding now for cake balls. I love the idea because it’s not as sweet as the frosting!

      Reply

  35. Linda posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:53 am (#)

    Can’t wait to make these!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:23 am

      I hope you enjoy them Linda!

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  36. Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:43 am (#)

    These are too cute! I love coconut cream pie, it’s one of my favorites. Individual portions like this are always great!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:22 am

      Thanks Joanee! Yeah, they’re great. Unless you’re me and eat them all. LOL! :)

      Reply

  37. emily t posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:54 am (#)

    I loooove coconut, but my husband is allergic :( one of my sons like it …I wonder if you can freeze these? Or maybe I’d be better off making 4 pies and cake balls out of the rest? What do you think?

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:22 am

      Hi Emily! If you leave the coconut and coconut extract out of the pudding, you’ll have vanilla pudding! Those two things are just added at the end. These would be great with a little almond extract or lemon instead!

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  38. Joyce posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:57 am (#)

    jar deserts and cake balls are my new obsession!

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  39. Lindsey posted on March 8, 2013 at 6:11 am (#)

    Yummy!

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  40. Kristiin posted on March 8, 2013 at 7:00 am (#)

    Homemade custard? I’m impressed!

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  41. Brooke posted on March 8, 2013 at 7:21 am (#)

    Dorothy, thanks so much for the great recipe. I totally understand your jar addiction! I absolutely love your site. So many good recipes. Have a great weekend!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      Aw, thanks Brooke!! Have a great weekend yourself! :)

      Reply

  42. jennifer posted on March 8, 2013 at 8:18 am (#)

    i am a huge jar collector so now i have something else to do with them!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Yes! That’s perfect. Thanks Jennifer!

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  43. Pamela posted on March 8, 2013 at 9:07 am (#)

    Oh I so love this! 1 of my boys loves coconut, I will be making this for the kiddies! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on March 8, 2013 at 9:34 am (#)

    OMG! I can just see myself in the corner licking out the bowl before the content even made it into jars :) I loooove coconut cream pie…that’s why I’m not allowed to make it! This looks fabulous!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Oh, totally Lyuba! TOTALLY. :)

      Reply

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  46. Kristen posted on March 8, 2013 at 11:39 am (#)

    I’ve never tried making desserts in jars but I love cake pops!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      You must try desserts in jars. They are so awesome! :) Thanks for entering Kristen!

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  47. Mari posted on March 8, 2013 at 11:54 am (#)

    Love eating and cooking in a jar. Perfect serving size. Grandkids love making Cake Balls. We
    have a lot of fun cooking and eating…making memories!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      Those are the best memories! Thanks for entering Mari!

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  48. jan posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to make this… LOOKS amazing!

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  49. kesha posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm (#)

    These pies are too cute! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  50. Jan posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm (#)

    Love the jar idea

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  51. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm (#)

    Oh yum these look so good! I love the pie in a jar idea!

    Reply

  52. Lisa posted on March 8, 2013 at 1:12 pm (#)

    What an awesome giveaway! Both books are on my wish list!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Good luck Lisa! Thanks for entering!

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    • Kristen H replied on March 9th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      REALLY hoping to win BOTH of these books! *fingers crossed*

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      • Dorothy Kern replied on March 10th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

        I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you Kristen!

  53. I Wash You Dry posted on March 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm (#)

    Ok, I’m sold! These look delicious, and yes, I want to take a bite of that picture!! YUM!

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  54. Gigi posted on March 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm (#)

    Wow, these cookbooks look great. Love to try out new tasty treats!

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  55. janis starling posted on March 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm (#)

    love these books!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks for entering Janis!

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  56. LaVenia Clark posted on March 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to make these for a friend that LOVES coconut cream pie.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      They’ll love them! :) Thanks LaVenia!

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  57. MaryB posted on March 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm (#)

    These look wonderful. Thanks for offering the giveaway. I can’t wait to make the coconut cream pie for a friend of mine next week.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      I hope she loves it! Thanks so much for visiting Mary!

      Reply

  58. Terri Betz posted on March 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm (#)

    Yum! This is why I love seeing you in my inbox! And yes, I do want to bite that picture!
    Thanks for the great cookbook giveaway!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Aw, thanks Terri! Good luck!

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  59. Leslie posted on March 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm (#)

    Thank you for the fun giveaway.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks for entering Leslie!

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  60. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on March 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm (#)

    I love desserts in jars! And being a huge coconut fan – I want these like now! :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Oh yeah, jars rock. :) Thanks Anna!

      Reply

  61. Elisabeth posted on March 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks for entering Elisabeth!

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  62. PHYLLIS posted on March 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm (#)

    Thi slooks great. I need cookbooks. LOL

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Well, I hope you win them then! :) Thanks for entering!

      Reply

  63. Kimi posted on March 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm (#)

    Great giveaway. Thank you

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  64. Leona posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm (#)

    I just discovered you today on Pinterest. Now I will have to start following you. But not in a scary stalkerish way. :)

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      LOL, I wouldn’t mind. I stalk lots of people, er, I mean blogs. ;) Thanks so much, and welcome!

      Reply

  65. Susan posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:55 pm (#)

    I would love both those cookbooks.

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  66. Susan posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm (#)

    I agree, desserts in a jar is a fantastic idea and these are making my mouth water, XOXO

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  67. Kristin posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm (#)

    These look absolutely DIVINE!! I think I need to buy a set of jars!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Yes you do! I have way, way too many!! Thanks so much Kristin!

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  68. Norene 1 posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm (#)

    Love your Coconut Cream Pies in a Jar so cute and easy to make ahead of time. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  69. Norene 1 posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:16 pm (#)

    A great give away hope to win some great cook books. Love your site and all your recipes especially Bailey’s Pudding Pies.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks! I loooved those too. Another Bailey’s recipe (but non-alcoholic) coming this week!

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  70. The Farm Girl posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm (#)

    Oh I love anything in jars. Everything just seems to be so much better that way!! Love this pie to–one of my favorite :)

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  71. Andrea D. posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm (#)

    Very cool giveaway. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      You’re welcome, thanks for entering!

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  72. terry g posted on March 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm (#)

    I cant wait to try these pies in a jar! what a great idea!

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  73. Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition posted on March 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm (#)

    This all looks delicious! And I love love love your blog!:)

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  74. Nancy posted on March 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm (#)

    Wow!!! These look beautiful and delicious!!! I’m glad I saw them on the TT&J link party. Discovering all of your other goodies was the treasure of the party!!

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  75. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on March 8, 2013 at 9:50 pm (#)

    I like your idea of adding the toasted coconut & eggs … subtle and cute!

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  76. Vicki posted on March 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm (#)

    Yum, they all look delicious especially the coconut cream pie in a jar. I would love to win both books ,thank you for the chance.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 7:52 am

      Thanks for entering Vicki!

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  77. Terri posted on March 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm (#)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. Debbie Bray posted on March 8, 2013 at 11:52 pm (#)

    I’d love to win

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  79. Sam M. | Atkinson Drive posted on March 9, 2013 at 7:09 am (#)

    These look delicious! I would love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-link-party-week-10/

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  80. Ellen @Bake It With Booze posted on March 9, 2013 at 7:57 am (#)

    Love these concepts…Never tried either, although I have a ton of canning jars (too large, though). Thanks for the giveaway! Have a wonderful week!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      You totally should Ellen! A boozy jar cake or pie! :)

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  81. Holly Waterfall posted on March 9, 2013 at 8:01 am (#)

    Dorothy, I have been eyeing these ever since I saw that you posted them… they look SO delicious, and would be the cutest little treat for Easter. YUM!

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  82. Molly Allen posted on March 9, 2013 at 8:34 am (#)

    I’ve done cake in a jar, but never pie. How inspiring!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      It’s really good! I can’t wait to try more!

      Reply

  83. Aubrey @ High-Heeled Love posted on March 9, 2013 at 8:53 am (#)

    I received Desserts in a Jar book for my birthday last year. It’s such a fun book. If I win, I’m giving a copy to a friend as a bridal shower gift this spring.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      I love it! I bet your friend will too!

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  84. Raewyn Smith posted on March 9, 2013 at 10:58 am (#)

    My mom looves coconut cream pie, I think this will be the perfect birthday gift for her next month!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks Raewyn! I hope she loves it!

      Reply

  85. Diane posted on March 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm (#)

    Fun giveaway!!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks for entering Diane!

      Reply

  86. Rachel @ Bakerita posted on March 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm (#)

    Wow – looks amazing! Those jars are too cute.

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  87. Patti posted on March 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm (#)

    Look like great cookbooks!!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks for entering Patti!

      Reply

  88. TX JennyWren posted on March 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm (#)

    Those coconut cream pies in jars look lucious!! yummm I would love to win these recipe books. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! :)

      Reply

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  90. Raquel @ Organized Island posted on March 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm (#)

    These look so good Dorothy! I hope your oven gets fixed. I saw your tweet :/ a food bloggers nightmare. You can come and use mine if you want :)

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      I wish! Thanks Raquel. Luckily we renewed our home warranty; now I just have to wait for Monday to make an appointment. They better come fast!

      Reply

  91. Carol posted on March 9, 2013 at 4:03 pm (#)

    These look so cute; I like to collect antique jelly jars and I think these would look great in some of those, too.

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Oh yes, for sure! Jars are awesome. :)

      Reply

  92. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on March 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm (#)

    Dorothy, these little pies turned out SO PRETTY! They look just like spring in a jar! :-) And, eek! Thanks so much for sharing my chocolate chip cookie dough pudding.

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks Ashley! And you’re welcome!

      Reply

  93. Paula posted on March 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm (#)

    Excellent ideas!! I am exactly like you!! Coconut and Easter just seem to go hand-in-hand!! Growing up, my Mother would bake cake shaped like a Lamb every Easter, and the “wool” was always fluffy white coconut!! Wonderful Memories!!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      I love those cakes! I should make a bunny one this year. :)

      Reply

  94. Margot C posted on March 10, 2013 at 12:20 am (#)

    How marvelous, there is something irresistible about a little treat in a jar.

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 10th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Yes there is! Thanks Margo!

      Reply

  95. Caroloynn posted on March 10, 2013 at 3:56 am (#)

    I just found your blog!!!!!! Please understand I’m the kind of person who would love to swim in a deep sea of melted peanut butter and chocolate topped with mint anything and a HUGE scoop of butter pecan ice cream… so I love dessert blogs!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 10th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      Welcome Carolynn!! You’ve come to the right place then! :) Hope to see you again soon!

      Reply

  96. Sarah E posted on March 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm (#)

    Making a dessert in a jar is on my bucket list this year! I have to do it :)
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 10th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Yes, you must! Thanks Sarah!

      Reply

  97. Kim R posted on March 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm (#)

    You have such a fun site!! And the best give away… Cookbooks!!! Perfect!!

    Reply

  98. Christine Carter posted on March 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm (#)

    These cookbooks look amazing!

    Reply

  99. Ushna posted on March 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to try the coconut cream pies. They look so delicious!

    Reply

  100. Michelle Cuevas posted on March 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm (#)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 10th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks for entering Michelle!

      Reply

  101. Patricia Meadows posted on March 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm (#)

    New to your site. Like what I see. Found your site on The Country Cook pininterest page. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 10th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Welcome! Thanks for visiting and I hope you’ll come back soon! :)

      Reply

  102. Michelle S posted on March 10, 2013 at 9:31 pm (#)

    Cool giveaway! :)

    Reply

  103. Leslie posted on March 11, 2013 at 6:15 am (#)

    Oh my goodness, these coconut pies in jars look yummy and so adorable! I think kids especially would go crazy over these mini pies, and also it would make it easier for them to eat! I love this. :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

    Reply

  104. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats posted on March 11, 2013 at 6:59 am (#)

    Why do jars always make everything look super cute?! These look terrific!

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  105. Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} posted on March 11, 2013 at 7:08 am (#)

    PERFECT timing on this blog post Dorothy!! My mom has been begging for some coconut cream pie for Easter and I JUST bought some mini jars!!

    Reply

    • william metcalf replied on March 20th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      BEST PIE I HAVE EVER EATEN…………KEEP IT UP

      Reply

      • Dorothy Kern replied on March 20th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

        I’m glad you liked it!!! :)

  106. Martha@AFamilyFeast posted on March 11, 2013 at 7:56 am (#)

    I love these! They look so cute and delicious!

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  107. Jan R posted on March 12, 2013 at 9:55 am (#)

    I love the jar Idea.

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  108. Amanda posted on March 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm (#)

    Mmmm…. I’m hungry now!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Ha, me too. Thanks Amanda!

      Reply

  109. Karen posted on March 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm (#)

    I love anything in those little jars! And yours all look so lovely. I’d love to check out these books. Thanks for the chance!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks for entering Karen!

      Reply

  110. rebecca posted on March 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm (#)

    desserts in jars sounds like such a cool idea. your coconut cream pie looks amazingly delicious.

    Reply

  111. Sarah Gardner posted on March 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm (#)

    My mouth is literally watering right now. I can’t handle this!

    Reply

  112. Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers posted on March 14, 2013 at 5:39 am (#)

    Man, I LOVE Coconut Cream Pie, but I hate crust (am I still allowed to post on your blog???), so I could just leave the crust off. Yum! Or… make it with graham cracker crust. :D

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 14th, 2013 at 6:10 am

      LOL, I’ll forgive you. I guess. ;)

      Reply

  113. Cathy brand posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:17 am (#)

    The pies in a jar ready looks so beautiful! What a great job!

    Reply

  114. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates posted on March 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm (#)

    Oh MY!! I simply must make these – though I’m still totally intimidated by crust. I suppose I could always cheat and cut circles out of Pillsbury crust. :)

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 15th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      You totally can Lisa!! If I wasn’t reviewing the cookbook, I probably would have done just that. :)

      Reply

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  116. BJ posted on March 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm (#)

    My favorite pie – Coconut Cream – my mouth is watering thinking of it. Thanks so much!

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  118. Monica Cribbs posted on March 27, 2013 at 11:11 pm (#)

    Making these for Easter & these books look fun too!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 28th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      I hope you love them Monica! Thank you!

      Reply

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  120. Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats posted on April 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm (#)

    Your picture is being used on someone’s FB page with no credit to you unfortunately. She shares a lot of recipes with no credit given. :(

    http://www.facebook.com/hapettit

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on April 7th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Thank you Julie!! I found another one on there too. I messaged her. Hopefully she’ll take them down!

      Reply

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