Easy Coconut Cream Lush

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This Easy Coconut Cream Lush Recipe is a yummy dessert that has a pecan shortbread crust, with a whipped cream cheese layer on top, followed by a thick layer of coconut cream custard. On top of the custard is fluffy whipped cream sprinkled toasted pecans and coconut. When toasting the pecan pieces and coconut for the garnish, you'll want to put them on separate sheet pans as the coconut may take a bit longer than eight minutes to begin to caramelize and turn brown. This coconut cream lush looks as good as it tastes with layers of flavor bursting through in every bite.

The toasted pecans used in the crust recipe and as a garnish on top are the perfect addition to this yummy dessert. Anytime you add pecans to a recipe you will be offering up plenty of pecan nutrition. It is always a good thing when you add pecans to a recipe. Pecans are an excellent source of dietary fiber, iron, and protein with lesser amounts of Vitamin C and calcium. Whether pecans roasted or raw, pecans are always a good idea and the secret to many delicious recipes. Before the European first settled in North America, pecans were a widely eaten and traded food ingredient by the Native Americans. Pecans are packed full of nutrition and can provide two to five times the amount of energy than wild game, and require little to no preparation to eat. Pecans found on the ground are often still edible. You will find in pecan stands and abundance of hollow trees that provide great storage spots for pecans by both humans and squirrels.

Coconut has always been being a popular fruit used in all sorts of recipes and coconut desserts. Whether you eat coconut as raw coconut, coconut flakes nutrition, coconut milk or coconut water, there is always good amounts of coconut nutrition involved. Coconut can be eaten raw, and used for all sorts of recipes. Unsweetened coconut nutrition includes dietary minerals of iron, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. The different parts of the coconut have a variety of uses and recipe ideas. The seed of the coconut can make oil for frying, making margarine and cooking. The white, fleshy part of inside the coconut known as the coconut meat, can be used either fresh or dried in cooking. Popular coconut recipes include coconut desserts such as macaroon recipes. Desiccated coconut milk or coconut meat that comes from inside the coconut can be added to curry recipes and other savory dish recipes. Coconut flour can be made from the coconut and is a popular addition to baking ideas and helps in combating malnutrition. Coconut oil that has been solidified is known as coconut butter.

Dried coconut has a lot of coconut flakes nutrition. A healthy drink idea also comes from inside the coconut is known as coconut water that is popular throughout the humid tropic regions of the world. Coconut water has more recently been introduced into the retail market as a processed sports drink in place of other less healthy energy drinks. Eating coconut raw is one of the best ways to get all of the coconut flakes nutrition and unsweetened coconut nutrition offered. Thank you to Melissa from Melissas Southern Style Kitchen recipe site for sharing this easy coconut cream lush. This is just one of the easy coconut desserts you will find on the site. Other recipes you will find on the site include appetizers, desserts, main dish ideas, salad recipes, slow cooker ideas, soup and salads, stew recipes, healthy meal ideas, vegetable recipes and so much more. *

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Coconut Cream Lush from Sweet Little Bluebird
Ingredients: All purpose flour, salt, butter, pecans, sweetened flaked coconut, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, frozen whipped topping, coconut cream pudding, milk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 351,Calories from Fat 201, Total Fat 22.3g 34%, Saturated Fat 11.9g 59%, Cholesterol 57mg 19%, Sodium 732mg 31%, Carbohydrates 32.7g 11%, Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%, Sugars 12.4g, Protein 6.0g, Vitamin A 13%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 11%, Iron 6%

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