I’m super excited to share another cool, tasty treat that’s perfect for these hot summer days (or any day for that matter). This Creamy Coconut Pie has a decadent creamy, dreamy coconut filling and is topped with crunchy toasted coconut. If you love coconut, you’re going to flip over this one. It has all the great flavor of a traditional cream cheese pie, but with tons of coconutiness. Is that a word? It is now. 🙂
The toasted coconut topping is what really makes this one stand out. And though you do have to turn the oven on to toast the coconut, the the rest is all no-bake. And you can toast that coconut a couple days in advance.
Creamy coconut and cream cheese filling is topped with crunchy toasted coconut in this Creamy Coconut Pie!
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 2 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut, divided
- 1 (6-ounce) prepared graham cracker crust
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
In a large bowl, use a mixer to cream the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth. Mix in the almond extract.
Using a spatula, fold in in the thawed whipped topping. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the coconut.
Spread the filling evenly into the prepared crust; refrigerate.
Toast the remaining 1 cup of coconut by spreading the coconut out on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Bake for 5 minutes then stir the coconut. Continue baking in 5 minute intervals, stirring after each one, until you reach your desired color. Once it starts to toast, it toasts very quickly. Allow it to cool completely and then store the toasted coconut in an airtight container until ready to use.
Top the pie with the toasted coconut when ready to serve.
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