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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Elle's Kitchen: The Summer of Pie²

Pina Colada Pie

It is hotter than Hades in this part of
the world right now.  I wish I could be
 on a beach in Mexico but that won't
happen for another few months.  So, I
thought we would have a cool and
fruity pie today.
2 cups Pecan Sandies, crushed (about 16 cookies)
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups cream of coconut, divided
2 large eggs
1 cup whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350º F.
  Stir together the cookie crumbs,
shredded coconut and melted butter.

 Press firmly onto the bottom and up the sides
of a 9-inch deep dish pie plate. Bake 9 to 12
minutes, or until lightly brown. Remove to
 a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Meanwhile, stir together your sugar and
cornstarch in a small saucepan; add in
crushed pineapple (and juice). Stir constantly,
and allow mixture to come to a boil. 
Cook for 1 minute or until thickened.

Remove from heat and allow to cool,
 approximately 20 minutes.

With an electric mixer, beat cream
cheese until smooth. Add in 1 cup
of cream of coconut and beat at low
 speed until just blended. (Chill the
 remaining 1/2 cup of cream of coconut
 until ready to use.) Add eggs,
1 at a time, until just blended.
Spread your cooled pineapple mixture
over the bottom of your crust.

Next, spoon cream cheese mixture over
the pineapple mixture.
Bake at 350º F for approximately 40 minutes,
or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack. 
Cover and chill 4 hours.

Beat your whipping cream until foamy. Add
 remaining 1/2 cup cream of coconut and
continuing beating, until soft peaks form. 
Spread over your pie, and garnish with 
 toasted coconut.
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  1. Oooh this looks so good. I would love to make this pie. And what a clever idea to use Sandies for the crust. Honestly, I've been craving some Sandies for a while now. I bet they wouldn't make it to being a crust, I would eat the all up first! LOL This pie looks so good I've got to try it.

  2. I pinned this because I want to be able to find it later and because you have the "Follow Me on Pinterest" button. Now I'm thinking I should have asked first. Sorry. Please let me know if this was not okay.

    1. Hi Linda,
      It is fine if you pin it as long as it links back to the blog or my website, etc. The only time it is a problem is when people save photos if my pattern designs (which are under copyright protection) and save the photos to their own files and then put them on pinterest. If someone sees those patterns, there is no way for them to know where they came from.
      I hope you like the pie. I am trying out different types oF pies and different crusts this summer. The crust was good but you couldn't tell what it was made of. We had "pie night" last night and I asked everyone to tell me what the crust was made of and no one could guess!

  3. To be true and honest with you, I have never seen nor taste that kind of pie since birth. It’s a bit different from any other pie, right? And I can’t wait to munch on those. I owe you a lot for this. Thanks a whole bunch for sharing it on your blog site! Ciao!

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  4. Thank you for sharing the recipe. It looks very delicious and easy to do. I’ll try it for my family.

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