9/9/13

Caramel Coconut Pie

I was hooked the first time I had a taste of this pie. My sweet Aunt Dot made me one for a milestone birthday I didn't want to acknowledge (it was the big 5 - 0), and this pie really did make the birthday better and easier to face. She gave me the recipe, and it is super simple, so if you know someone who needs a distraction from a birthday downer this is the pie to do it!




Caramel Coconut Pie

2 deep dish pie crusts baked according to package directions and cooled

1/2 cup butter
1 (7 ounce) package flaked coconut
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Melt butter in a heavy skillet, add coconut and pecans. Toast until light golden brown, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool.

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (16 ounce) carton whipped topping, thawed
1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping

Optional: Additional whole or chopped pecans for garnish

Combine cream cheese and condensed milk with mixer until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Fill pie shells in layers beginning with cream cheese mixture, then toasted coconut mixture, then caramel topping, then finish with cream cheese mixture on top. Top of pie may be garnished with whole or chopped pecans. Freeze until ready to serve. Makes 2 pies.






Every time I make this pie now I think of the day my Aunt Dot surprised me at my office with one of these Caramel Coconut Pies for the birthday I tried to forget. A happy memory makes everything better.


4 comments:

  1. WOW! I can't believe I'm the first to comment on this gorgeous pie. How easy is this??? It looks mighty fine....I know I would woof it down quickly. Thanks for sharing another yummy dish. I love the saying..."Age is a matter of the mind. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter"....=) Pie helps most anything I think. *-*

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  2. Hi Anita,
    What a fabulous pie and so easy, all that caramel, yum! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fun weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  3. THIS is something that really sounds delish to me!!

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  4. Lord have mercy, I think this just made the Thanksgiving table. Say "caramel" and I am THERE! ;) Thanks, Anita, and thanks, Aunt Dot (I had an Aunt Dot, too. She didn't give me a pie, but she gave me a doll!)!

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

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