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Coconut Cream Pie with a Girl Scout Cookie Shortbread Crust

Coconut Cream Pie with a Girl Scout Cookie Shortbread Crust Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut cream pie, cookie pie crust, girl scout cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
chilling time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 48 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 562 kcal

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 8 ounces Girl Scout Shortbread cookies about 1 1/2 sleeves
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbs butter melted
  • cooking spray

For the pie

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 14 ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

To prepare the crust

  1. Pulse cookies in a food processor until finely ground.
  2. Mix with sugar and melted butter until well combined.
  3. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely.

To prepare the pie

  1. Whisk the egg yolks and cornstarch together. Set aside.

  2. Combine coconut milk, half-and-half, granulated sugar, and salt together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisking occasionally, bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then reduce temperature to medium-low heat.

  3. In a slow and steady stream, pour 1/2 cup of milk mixture into the yolk mixture while whisking constantly being careful not to scramble the eggs. Return the egg yolk mixture into the pot and whisk thoroughly.

  4. Whisk for an additional 90 seconds until pudding becomes thick. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut, butter, and vanilla.

  5. Pour warm filling into cooled pie crust. Cover tightly with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding (to prevent a skin from forming) and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.

  6. Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Cream Pie with a Girl Scout Cookie Shortbread Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 562 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 24g120%
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 351mg15%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 526IU11%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.