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Quindim Recipe


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"Quindim is a delicious Brazilian dessert. My Granddad used to make this for me and my family."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix the sugar, coconut, and butter in a bowl. Stir in the egg yolks and the egg white; beat until well combined. Pour the mixture into a 9 inch pie plate. Place the pie plate in a large roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into the bottom of the roasting pan to reach about half-way up the side of the pie plate.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before turning out onto a serving dish. Refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 29, 2009

I followed this recipe down to a tee and it was absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend this recipe to anyone who loves coconut and doesn't want all the hassle of going to a grocery store with an enormous list trailing on the floor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 01, 2009

I have heard of quindim but I`ve never made it. I was disappointed with this recipe. The batter was too watery. In the baking process egg liquid run out from the dough and I had coconut balls in an "egg syrup". They were delicious in their own way, but they didn`t look like Qiundim I have seen in pictures. Such traditional Brazilian sweets as Brigadeiro and Beijinho de coco are better and more delicious.


8 Ratings

Aug 16, 2010

Easy to make, unique dessert. Very good, but on the sweet side. The egg yolk gives it a very moist almost gel-like consistency with a toasted coconut topping. Sweetness could certainly be adjusted by reducing to 3/4 cup sugar and/or using unsweetned coconut. Could probably use different liquors for various flavors. Overall enjoyable and a great way to use up egg yolks you don't know what to do with!

Mar 30, 2011

Since I have never had quindim before, making it the first time following this receipe is a complete bust. After consulting my Brazilian friend, I found out this recipe has way too much sugar and coconut for quindim. The ingredients and steps to coat the pan are not mentioned, which makes it very difficult to turn it over for serving at the end.

Aug 12, 2012

Amazing recipe and very simple. I added 2 tablespoons of vanilla and people loved it!

Sep 15, 2013

Great flavor, however, I had to change the amount of time it took to bake mixture. The first time I tried this recipe, I bake mixture in oven for 30 minutes like the recipe mention, but coconut pastry came out watery. I decided to prepare this recipe again, this time allowing mixture to bake for 45 minutes and it came out great!! The only thing I recommend is allow pastry to bake at least 15 minutes longer, therefore, pastry won't be too watery.

Jul 01, 2013

I love this recipe. Simple and fantastic.


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 182 mg
  • 61%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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