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Coconut Cream Dessert 
May 14, 2011 1:17 pm 
Updated: May 21, 2011 3:53 pm
A few days ago I was craving a coconut cream pie. I didn't have any eggs whites or a pie crust and I really didn't want to spend the time making a pie when I would eat a few slices and likely ending up tossing the rest. (I am basically the only sweet eater in my home.)
I browsed coconut dessert recipes on AllRecipes and finally came across the "Coconut Parfaits." If you look up that recipe, it had some not so good reviews. I liked the recipe because it made enough for two servings and it was homemade and easy.
So, back to the reviews. I read the reviews of some claiming it was "gritty" or "grainy." After reading the ingredients and the instructions I figured out there is nothing wrong with the recipe, but perhaps the reviewers made mistakes when they were making the recipe. The only way it will come out grainy or gritty is if you fail to boil the sugar and water together as directed. Basically, you are making a simply syrup and after whisking together, the sugar will dissolve.
While this was an excellent recipe, I was inspired to make something similar on my own. I broke out my trusty springform pan and began mixing up a crust. The crust I made consists of Vanilla Wafers, Butter, Vanilla Extract, and Cinnamon.
Next, I made a simply syrup but added both coconut oil and vanilla extract to flavor it. While letting that mixture cool, I whipped up the homemade whipped cream. I like to add powdered sugar and vanilla to my heavy cream before whipping it. Once the whipped cream was done, I folded the simply syrup and whipped cream together and smoothed over the crust in my springform pan and put it in the freezer overnight.
I piped additional whipped cream on top and served with cherries on top. Next time, I may make more filling so it is a taller dessert. This tastes like a coconut cream pie to me, but without requiring a pie crust and egg whites. As soon as I re-work the recipe I will share it on AllRecipes.
MySweetCreations Coconut Cream Dessert
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May 14, 2011 2:01 pm
MSC - you are so creative and talented. I'm not a coconut fan but love reading about your techniques. Hope your new business is going OK!
May 14, 2011 3:31 pm
What a great idea, Kelly! This pie looks delicious. I just made the Coconut Parfaits and is now in the freezer, can't wait to have it after dinner. I will definitely try your pie as soon as you share your recipe. Thanks!
May 15, 2011 12:22 pm
Thanks for mentioning the parfaits, I don't think I would have ever found that recipe on my own and it sounds great! For boiling the sugar and water, do you have to stir constantly, or can you just let it do its thing?
May 15, 2011 1:20 pm
Boy MSC, your dessert looks almost as sweet as your avatar! Almost:) She is one Lucky lil girl! Thanks for giving us more inspiration! The pie looks Yummy!
May 15, 2011 3:38 pm
Alex, you want to whisk the sugar and water together as it dissolves and then let it boil for a couple of minutes. At that point, I personally continue to stir it a little bit.
May 16, 2011 3:59 am
Thanks MSC!
May 21, 2011 3:53 pm
I am a HUGE coconut fan and I think this looks to-die-for!
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