Coconut Pie

Coconut Pie

This delicious pie can be made with a sweetened whipped cream topping, with a baked meringue topping, or simply served with a low-carb vanilla ice cream.  We prefer a whipped cream topping, so that’s what is shown above.  The nutritional information below is for the crust and coconut custard filling only.  Add whatever topping you decide to put on this.  This coconut custard can also be made without a crust by baking the filling in a buttered dish.  If making crustless as a custard, I would think it better served warm.  :)  This recipe is not suitable until the nuts rung of the Atkins OWL phase.  I used to be able to get my Coconutti extract at Kroger, but as we don’t have one here, I have to order direct from Select Products.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 recipe Peggy’s “Flour” Pie Crust

½ c. + 2 T. heavy cream

1 c. unsweetened coconut milk

½ c. erythritol

Liquid sweetener equivalent to ¼ c. sugar

7 beaten eggs

1 tsp. Coconutti extract (or 1 tsp. regular coconut extract + few drops of vanilla)

2 T. coconut butter (I use Artisana brand)

½ c. (1.5 oz) unsweetened coconut + 1 T. toasted for garnish

1/8 tsp. salt

DIRECTIONS:   Make pie crust per that recipe’s instructions and place into a glass pie plate.  Set aside while you make the filling.  Preheat oven to 350º and toast 1 T. coconut flakes on a pan for 3-5 minutes at 350º.  Place coconut milk, cream and erythritol in a saucepan and heat just to a boil and remove from heat.  Stir in Splenda, coconut extract and salt.  In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs well and add the coconut butter.  Add 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes (all but the 1 T. you toasted for garnish).  Slowly stir the coconut milk/cream mixture into the egg mixture and blend well.  Pour the filling your pie shell (it will be very full) and carefully set into the hot oven. Bake for approximately 1 hour or until the center is firming up to the touch and a knife stuck into the center comes out clean.  This filling will dome up incredibly during baking, so do not be alarmed.  It will fall level with the crust when done and it cools.  If you plan to make a meringue, do so according to your recipe directions.  Spread meringue atop the pie, and bake as instructed.  If using a whipped cream topping, chill pie COMPLETELY before adding the topping. This pie should be stored in the refrigerator.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes 8 servings, each contains: (does not include whipped or meringue topping)

327 calories, 30.8 g  fat, 14.46 g  carbs, 8.63 g  fiber, 5.83 g  NET CARBSs, 10.33 g  protein, 195 mg sodium

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