Creamy Coconut Pie


This recipe for creamy coconut pie is an entry in our Spring Fling Dairy-Free Recipe Contest, created and submitted by Michelle Hendrickson. To qualify, the recipe includes Vanilla Coconut Milk Beverage and Coconut Creamer by So Delicious Dairy Free.

Creamy Coconut Pie Recipe - Dairy-Free, optionally Gluten-Free

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Creamy Coconut Pie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, optionally soy-free, and vegetarian. For a soy-free creamy coconut pie, be sure to select a dairy-free margarine that is also soy-free (Earth Balance makes a couple of varieties).

Creamy Coconut Pie
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Serves: 1 pie
  1. Pour 1 cup coconut milk beverage, coconut creamer and sugar to a saucepan, and bring to a simmer while whisking.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk the 2 eggs. Temper the simmering hot milk mixture into the eggs whisking constantly. Pour the egg mixture into the saucepan while whisking.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the remaining ¼ cup coconut milk beverage with the cornstarch until dissolved. Whisk into the saucepan. Bring to a boil while constantly mixing, then reduce to a simmer. Continue to whisk while cooking for 4 minutes. Filling should be thick. Whisk in the margarine and nutmeg. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour coconut mixture into the prepared crust. Refrigerate at least 3-4 hours.
  5. Top with dairy-free whipped cream and toasted coconut, if desired.
*To make your own whipped cream. Pour coconut cream (such as So Delicious Dairy Free Original Culinary Coconut Milk) into a mixing bowl, cover, and refrigerate several hours. Whip for 2 minutes, adding vanilla and powdered sugar, to taste.
**To toast coconut flakes, spread on a baking sheet in a 300ºF oven, and bake until lightly browned, checking in to stir every 2-3 minutes.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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