Easy Coconut Cream Pie


This recipe for easy coconut cream pie was originally submitted by reader Jane, for a recipe contest that we hosted in 2011. We’ve since modified her ingredients and instructions for improved results. It’s now infused with even more coconut goodness and will set up like a normal pudding pie. If you want an even thicker pie, use full-fat coconut milk rather than light. And yes, most varieties of Jell-O pudding and pie filling are actually dairy free. The coconut cream flavor is even made without other top allergens.

Easy Coconut Cream Pie Recipe (Naturally Dairy-Free!)

Special Diet Notes: Easy Coconut Cream Pie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, optionally vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Easy Coconut Cream Pie
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Please note that the prep time does not include chilling time. This is a great make-ahead recipe.
Serves: 6 servings; 1 9-inch pie
  1. Follow the package directions to make the pudding, but use 1¾ cups light canned coconut milk in place of the milk.
  2. Pour the pie filling into the prepared pie shell. Let cool.
  3. Refrigerate the pie for at least 3 hours, or until set.
  4. Optionally top with whipped coconut cream. Sprinkle with toasted coconut before serving.
Graham Cracker Crust Options: Not all graham cracker crusts are dairy-free, but most are. We like Arrowhead Mills Crusts. And though graham crackers usually contain honey, several crust varieties are strictly vegan. For gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free, look for an option like Mi-Del Gluten-Free Graham-Style Crust.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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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