Saturday, August 24, 2013

Crispy Coconut Chocolate Pie

Crispy Coconut Chocolate Pie

Need a last minute dessert…boy do I have one for you!  Four ingredients and you probably have them in your kitchen pantry.  This pie is so delicious and seductively decadent, your guests will think you spent the whole day baking. It comes from Martha Stewart’s cookbook "New Pies and Tarts".   The press-in crust comes together in seconds in your food processor.  Then it is pressed into a 9-inch pie plate and baked.  When it’s done, you fill the shell with the most magnificent velvety ganache.  I sprinkled a little coconut on the top, but I bet it would be lovely with some sliced almonds as well. Trust me…a wonderfully impressive dessert with just a minimum of effort.  Hope you’ll give it a try!



This pie is just amazing…so chocolaty and rich! 

Press your coconut crust into the pie plate
Bake
Make your ganache 
And pour into the baked coconut crust, then chill
Now enjoy this utterly delicious chocolate-coconut  dessert…it tastes like a Mounds Bar!


Crispy Coconut Chocolate Pie
from Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts cookbook


The crust:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
11 ounces (about 6 cups) sweetened shredded coconut

The filling:

1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (preferably 61 percent cacao), finely chopped

Directions:

Make the crust: 
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a food processor, process butter and one-third of coconut until mixture forms a ball, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Sprinkle remaining two-thirds coconut over mixture and combine with your fingers.

Place a 9-inch pie plate on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Press coconut mixture into bottom and up sides of pan to form crust, leaving top edges loose and fluffy. Place a foil ring over edge to prevent burning. Bake until center begins to brown, 10 to 15 minutes; remove foil and bake until edges are browned, 4 to 5 minutes more. Transfer crust to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the filling: 
Bring cream just to a boil in a small saucepan; pour over chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Let sit 10 minutes, then stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is combined. Pour into coconut crust. Refrigerate until filling is set, 1 hour or up to 1 day.

Makes one 9-inch pie.

17 comments:

  1. Ohh that looks seriously good - I wish I had visited you earlier in the day - I've just made a blueberry pie which was a disaster!!!! WISH I'd made this instead!!!
    Mary x

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  2. This looks amazing, Kathy! I need to freeze a couple of desserts for an upcoming event...and this one is definitely a contender!!!

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  3. Im agree with Kathy! This pie look wonderful and look beautiful!!

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  4. This pie crust is mouth watering! This is definitely on my list of things to do this month - can't wait to try it :)

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  5. 4 ingredients to end up with this? I am so in!

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  6. This is beyond delicious, Kathy...the coconut crust looks too GOOD!!!

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  7. You’ve found my weakness.

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  8. This is the perfect gf crust, and with chocolate filling is just perfect Kathy! Chocolate and coconut, really, so good together!

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  9. That looks like a perfect pie :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  10. With only 4 ingredients, I can make this everyday!! Looks very yummy!

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  11. I just finished breakfast and am already craving this dessert. It looks incredible. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Kathy, while I looked at this lovely post of yours, one of my daughters was looking over my shoulder and now, of course, I will have to prepare this very pretty looking treat for her (and the rest of the family) this week!
    Thanks for posting, Kathy!

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  13. Tasty pie. I am going to try this recipe - has great ingredients coconut and chocolate:)

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  14. Oh this sounds good Kathy. I'm such a klutz when it comes to making pie crust. I'm always looking for these kinds of combinations to get me through. A coconut crust has oh so many possibilities. Of course, chocolate is my favorite, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  15. This is such a great idea -- I love using coconut to make the crust! Genius! I'm pinning this so I don't forget!

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  16. Oh, my husband would love this one - chocolate and coconut are two of his favorites!

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