Friday, August 2, 2013

Pina Colada Pie!


 
 
 
 
I came up with this pie for my husband, because it has all of the flavors he loves.  He likes coconut and pineapple and anything with cream of coconut in it.  When I say cream of coconut, I am referring to the kind you make drinks like pina coladas with.  It's usually in a can or they now have a brand in a plastic squeeze type container which is great if you don't use the whole container.This pie is cool, creamy, fruity and delicious!  I am not as much of a fruity pie person, but more of a chocolate and/or caramel pie person, but I must say I loved this pie!  Here is what you will need:
 
2 graham cracker pie shells
1 8 oz  pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup cream of coconut
1 (3 oz.) pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp. rum flavoring
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (8 oz.) container of frozen whipped topping (or you can whip your own)
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup flaked coconut, lightly toasted (optional)
whipped cream and maraschino cherries for garnish
 
Beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk together.  Add in pudding mix (be sure it's instant), cream of coconut, vanilla, and rum flavorings.   Beat until pudding is well incorporated.  Fold in whipped topping, crushed pineapple and nuts.  Pour into the pie shells.  Cover and freeze for 3-4 hours. 
 
Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.  Sprinkle the top with toasted coconut if you are using the coconut. 
 
 Slice and garnish each piece with whipped cream and a cherry. 
 
 
 

 


13 comments:

  1. G'day! Used to love this when I was little, true!
    Made me feel like was eating a very grown up slice of pie too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  2. I got to try this .sound good

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  3. Doesn't the filling contain coconut, or do you just use the cream of coconut?

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    1. The coconut just garnishes the top and it's optional. I wanted the filling to be fairly smooth. If you wanted to add coconut to the filling it would be fine though.

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    2. Do you make the pudding or just empty the package?

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  4. Is the flaked coconut only used for garnish, or should it be added to the filling?

    Thanks!

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    1. Just for the garnish. The 1 cup of cream of coconut gives it a really coconut flavor.

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  5. sounds wonderful, I am going to have to try it.

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  6. Sounds delicious than you

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  7. Thank you looks delicious

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  8. I don't keep rum flavoring on hand. Could you suggest another flavoring? Thanks

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  9. This looks a lot like what we used to call millionaire's pie. It's recipe even made 2 pies like this one does.

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