Killer Creamy Coconut Pie combines the rich, tropical flavor of coconut with the smooth, comforting texture of a creamy vanilla filling, all nestled in a crisp graham cracker crust. This dessert is easy to make and perfect for coconut lovers, bringing a taste of the tropics to any table. The addition of toasted coconut on top adds a delightful crunch and an extra burst of coconut flavor.
- 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
- 1-1/2 boxes of instant vanilla pie filling (5.1oz boxes, approx. 7.5oz. for the recipe)
- 1 tub of frozen whipped topping (8 ounces), thawed
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-3/4 cups cold milk
- Additional shredded coconut, toasted, for garnish
Step 1: Prepare the Pie Filling
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pie filling mix and cold milk according to the pie filling package instructions, typically for about 2 minutes until the mixture is thick and smooth. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of sweetened shredded coconut to the pie filling mixture. Stir well to incorporate.
Step 2: Combine with Whipped Topping
Gently fold in half of the thawed whipped topping into the pie filling mixture until well combined. This will make the filling light and fluffy.
Step 3: Fill the Graham Cracker Crust
Pour the filling mixture into the graham cracker crust, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Ensure the filling is smooth on top.
Step 4: Chill the Pie
Refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours, or until set. This step is crucial for the pie to firm up and develop the perfect texture.
Step 5: Toast the Coconut
While the pie is chilling, toast the additional shredded coconut for garnish. Spread a thin layer of coconut on a baking sheet and toast it in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Watch it closely to prevent burning. Remove from the oven and let it cool.
Step 6: Garnish and Serve
Once the pie has chilled and set, spread the remaining whipped topping over the top of the pie. Sprinkle the toasted shredded coconut generously over the whipped topping for a beautiful and tasty finish.
Step 7: Enjoy
Serve the Killer Creamy Coconut Pie chilled. Optionally, you can garnish each slice with a sprinkle of toasted coconut or a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra decadent touch.
- Milk Choice: For the richest flavor, use whole milk to prepare the pie filling.
- Serving Suggestion: For an extra-coconutty experience, serve the pie with a side of coconut ice cream or a cup of hot coconut-flavored coffee.
- Storage: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.
- Preparation Time: 20 minutes
- Chill Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Killer Creamy Coconut Pie is a breeze to make and a joy to eat. Its combination of creamy, coconutty filling and crunchy, toasted topping makes it a hit for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a special event or just indulging in a sweet treat, this coconut pie is sure to satisfy your cravings.