2/5/12

Crisp Coconut and Chocolate Pie

This recipe caught my attention because it has elements of a couple of family favorites. My son Daniel loves Coconut Pie and his wife Tiffany is a fan of Chocolate Pie, so when I saw a recipe that combined the two I thought it might be a hit. This beautiful pie is a Martha Stewart recipe, and it is naturally gluten free and made with only four ingredients.





Crisp Coconut and Chocolate Pie

Crust
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
11 ounces (about 6 cups) sweetened shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In the bowl of a food processor, combine butter and 2 cups of coconut. Process until mixture forms a ball. Transfer to a medium bowl and sprinkle with remaining coconut. Combine and mix with your fingers. Press the coconut mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate to form a crust, leaving the top edges loose and fluffy. Place a foil ring over the edge to prevent burning. Place pie plate on a parchment paper lined sheet pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 - 15 minutes, until center begins to brown. Remove foil ring and bake 4 - 5 minutes longer until edges are browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Filling
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (preferably 61% cacao), finely chopped
In a small saucepan, bring the cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes, then stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is combined. Pour into coconut crust. Refrigerate until filling is set, at least one hour.



Press the coconut and butter mixture into a pie plate, leaving the edges loose and fluffy.

Cover the edges with foil or one of these pie shields.

Place the crust on a parchment paper lined sheet pan to bake.

Remove the shield for the last 4 - 5 minutes so the edges will brown. Cool on a wire rack.

The recipe called for bittersweet chocolate with at least 61% cacao, the best I found was 60%. This was a 10 ounce bag, so I had to weigh out 8 ounces.

Pour the hot cream over the chocolate pieces and let melt for 10 minutes before stirring together.



Pour the mixture in the coconut crust.





This pie was much easier to make than it looks. Only four ingredients, two in the crust and two in the filling, but it's a very rich and delicious pie.




20 comments:

  1. This will be perfect for me to take to my sister's house. She and her daughter are now eating Gluten-free, so I am always looking for something that they can eat. Thanks for making me want a dessert now!
    Beckie

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  2. Yes, I do believe I shall be making this pie for dessert this week!

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  3. Anita,
    I absolutely love this recipe. It is naturally gluten free and looks amazing. Great pics and tutorial too.

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  4. I love the combination coconut-chocolate! Looks amazing!

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  5. Oh Anita. I was reluctant to read this post because every time I see a post from you it's something either very delicious or very clever and you haven't failed me. I love the look of that pie shield. I've never seen them before. I'll have to keep my eye out for them here in Aus.

    Anne xx

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  6. Beautiful and very delicious looking tart!

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  7. Ooo la la...what could be better than coconut & chocolate & it's super easy!!! I have one of those pie shields & I love it.

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  8. Anita, that pie is chocolate and gluten free so I'm sold! My Dad adores anything with coconut so I just might have to make this for him. He is trying to lose a few pounds so I won't derail his diet immediately but sometime soon. The pie looks like it slices very well which makes it even more appealing. Have a great week!!---------- Shannon

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  9. Hi Anita!!
    This looks delicious!! I have never seen a recipe with a coconut crust :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I am so excited to see that crust....it's gluten free! I cannot wait to try it out.

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  11. Beautiful! I love the way the crust is done on this!

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  12. Just me stopping by again Anita. Gotta stop looking at this pie since anything chocolate calls my name! Thanks for linking your recipe up to my party this week.

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  13. Oh my! What a delicious pie! Love the combination of the chocolate and coconut! Awesome!

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  14. Looks so divine. Any combination of chocolate & coconut...WOW! ;)

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  15. Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious!

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  16. OOO MMM GGG!! I love coconut and that crust looks to die for! I HAVE to try this ASAP. Thanks for sharing, I found you via the Momnivore's Dilemma Link Party.

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  17. Hi Anita,
    What a great combination for two of my favorites. Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. YUM! I think I would die and go to coconut heaven if I ate this. :) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  19. Simple and delicious. Better than a mounds bar turned inside out.

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