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Creamy Pineapple Coconut Pie

Pineapple is so sweet and makes for lovely dessert. This pie is no exception. This is so easy to whip up and fancy enough to serve to guests.—Bonnie Sandlin, Lakeland, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add pineapple juice; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg yolk; stir in 1/4 cup of hot mixture. Return all to pan; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in pineapple.
  • Pour into crust. Chill for 2 hours or until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Sprinkle with coconut just before serving.
Editor's Note: Canned pineapple can be substituted for fresh. Use one 20-ounce can and one 8-ounce can of pineapple tidbits. Drain, reserving juice. Add additional pineapple juice if necessary to measure 1-1/3 cups. Prepare recipe as directed.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 238 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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