The allure of coconut is undeniable. Its tropical taste, the fragrance, and the creamy texture it imparts is simply dreamy. Our Coconut Cream Pie Deluxe is an embodiment of all things coconut, elevated with the rich creaminess of cheese and the nutty crunch of walnuts. Whether you’re a coconut aficionado or just a dessert lover, this pie is set to become a firm favorite. Dive into the recipe, and let’s transport you to a tropical paradise with every bite!
- 1 cup of walnuts, finely chopped
- 8 oz of cream cheese, softened
- 16 oz of Cool Whip lite, thawed
- 2 packages (3.4 oz each) of coconut cream pie filling/pudding (the kind you cook)
- 1 stick of softened butter
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of shredded coconut
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- Milk (quantity not specified in the original recipe)
- Start by preheating your oven to 350°F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, flour, and finely minced walnuts until well combined. Lightly spray a 13×9 inch glass pan and press this mixture evenly into the bottom. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until you see a slight browning on the edges. Let it cool completely.
- For a touch of tropical crunch, toast 1 cup of shredded coconut in a small skillet until lightly golden. Set it aside to cool.
- In another bowl, whip together the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Start by mixing by hand, then use an electric mixer to whip it into a fluffy consistency. Gently fold in a third of the Cool Whip into this mixture.
- Once your crust is cooled, spread the Cool Whip and cream cheese mixture over it, ensuring a smooth layer.
- Prepare the coconut cream pudding as per the package instructions, using milk. Remember to whisk continuously to avoid burning and ensure a creamy texture. Once done, set aside to cool.
- After the pudding cools, spread it over the cream cheese layer in the pie crust.
- Top everything with the remaining Cool Whip and sprinkle the toasted coconut over the top.
- For the best flavors to meld, chill the pie for at least two hours, or better, overnight.
- Texture Tip: The combination of creamy pudding, soft cheese, and crunchy toasted coconut ensures a delightful mouthfeel with every bite.
- Serving Suggestion: This pie tastes even better when served chilled. If you can resist the temptation, let it sit in the fridge overnight for an enhanced flavor profile.
- Storage: This pie can be stored for days, making it perfect for those who love to prepare desserts in advance.
Indulge in this Coconut Cream Pie Deluxe and experience a tropical escape with every slice. And if you love it as much as we do, please share this recipe with friends and family!