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Pineapple Coconut Pie

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Bright, sweet and full of flavor and texture, this pie is the perfect combination of coconut and pineapple for a taste of the tropics in pie form!

slice of coconut and pineapple pie with whipped cream on top.

I have been testing recipes and narrowing down the field to get ready for the upcoming pi{e} day event.  I still haven’t perfected the art of a pretty pie, but tasty pies I can do all day long! I have been looking for a little something different and this one was a strong contender!

I ended up giving another pie the honors, but this one is definitely worthy as well!  I am a pineapple lover and have been wanting to try pineapple in a pie for a while now. 

Add that to the fact that I WAAAAAAY overbought coconut during the holiday baking season and this pie was born.

Coconut and pineapple pie filling in bowl next to prepared pie crust in pan.

It actually makes perfect sense to put them together.  Both are classic tropical flavors.  Pineapple is so sweet but with that bright fruity flavor.

Then there is the sweet, slightly nutty coconut. Both the poster children of tropical food.

I found a pie that paired the two in a way that seemed interesting in Dining With Debbie’s PCP pie.  I knew I would have to change it up a bit though because we all know by now my husband won’t touch anything with nuts in it. 

I could imagine they offered a nice foil to the sweet though. So maybe some day!

slice of coconut and pineapple pie with yellow filling.

So I went to work making some tweaks.  So I upped the coconut quite a bit. 

Without the pecans and with the extra sweetened coconut, the sugar needed dialed back a bit.  The results were delicious!

I think the mix of textures is one of my favorite parts.  The top had a bit of crackle, almost like a crème brulee crunch. 

The coconut lent a nice chew.  That all gives way to a smooth, custardy base. 

It is an unexpected mix of goodness coming together to make something unforgettable.

whole golden brown tropical pie fresh from the oven,

More Great Dessert Recipes

So get your sweet tooth ready, this pie is coming to town and you just have to give it a try!  If you are looking for a few more great pie recipes, grandma’s oatmeal pie is another great pie that is full of coconut but in a nuttier tasting oatmeal filling.

Or Jan’s almost apple pie is always a fun one.  It tastes just like apple pie, but is really made with zucchini!

Apple custard pie is another fabulous option. It almost tastes like apple pie with melted ice cream baked right in.

If you would prefer a cake, try making my pineapple poke cake. It is easy to make and the condensed milk helps to make it extra fabulous!

What are your favorite unexpected pie combinations?

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slice of coconut and pineapple pie with whipped cream on top.

Taste of the Tropics Pie

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
Bright, sweet and full of flavor and texture, this pie is the perfect combination of coconut and pineapple for a taste of the tropics in pie form!
4.84 from 6 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 recipe pie crust dough
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple drained
  • cups flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F and prepare pie plate and pie crust.
  • Beat together sugar, corn meal, flour, eggs and salt until smooth and well combined.
    1½ cups granulated sugar, 1 Tablespoon cornmeal, 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour, 5 eggs, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Stir in drained pineapple, coconut and melted butter.
    1 cup crushed pineapple, 2½ cups flaked coconut, ¼ cup butter
  • Pour filling into crust and bake for 50-60 minutes or until just set and a bit golden on top.
  • Cool completely before serving.
  • Store in the refrigerator but allow to sit at room temperature for a bit before serving if possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 233mgFiber: 2gSugar: 35g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Carlee

Monday 26th of February 2018

Me too! It disappeared way too quickly!

Justin Birkholz

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Now that we live in Costa Rica we have ample access to fresh tropical ingredients like pineapple and coconut. Will definitely have to give this a try! It looks so delicious!

Carlee

Saturday 24th of February 2018

How fun! I'll bet the fresh ingredients and palm tree views will help make it even better!

Joanne

Tuesday 20th of February 2018

OH I just love coconut and pineapple! I must try this pie; pinned for our summer menu.

Carlee

Saturday 24th of February 2018

I hope you love it!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Tuesday 20th of February 2018

My husband will appreciate the lack of nuts in the pie also.... figures! This really sounds very tasty, and the perfect way to brighten up the day after an ice storm :)

Carlee

Saturday 24th of February 2018

Those guys of ours! ;-) It would be the perfect way to brighten up the day (and warm up the kitchen!)

Amy

Monday 19th of February 2018

I love it! Coconut and Pineapple are 2 of my favorites. Isn't it funny how hard it is to make a pretty pie, but I am always up for a pie that tastes good. (Although I think that your pie looks good). I'm going to have to try this!

Carlee

Saturday 24th of February 2018

Thank you so much! I hope you love the pie!