Mamas Coconut Refrigerator Pie Recipe

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This Mamas Coconut Refrigerator Pie recipe will never let you think twice about going for a second helping. It’s like the sweet work of gods among many easy dessert recipes. It’s filled with vanilla pudding goodness that is flavored with shredded coconut and whipped cream. This recipe is beautifully layered together over a buttery golden Graham cracker crust. How can you not fall in love with this coconut lush that has just under ten ingredients? Best of all if you use a readymade nine-inch pie crust, it will be a no-bake recipe that you can quickly whip up when you need something in a short span of timefor special event. But if you are someone that likes to make a from-scratch crust at home, you can do so. Do keep in mind though that this cream pie recipe needs to set completely, so a few hours in the fridge or preferably overnight is a must. It is perhaps a good idea to make this dessert recipe the day before. This way, you can make the flavors even richer. You can also replace the Graham cracker crust with oreo crust or any crust of your choice. No matter what flavor the crust is, the result will still be the same – a deliciously creamy, dreamy coconut cream pie that you will proudly serve your guests.

Even though there are many ways of preparing a delightful coconut cream pie recipe, the one foremost ingredient that you cannot skip is the shredded coconut or sometimes referred as ‘dessicated coconut’. When you incorporate freshly toasted shredded coconut into the hot pudding mixture, the delicate scent of it is infused into the pudding mixture making it taste a lot more like coconut pudding rather than vanilla pudding. That is exactly what you want in a coconut cream pie recipe.

Some tips that will help you while making a coconut cream pie recipe are to cook the pudding until it thickens especially when making it from scratch. A from-scratch pudding always has to be set in a fridge with a plastic wrap on top to prevent a thick layer of cream forming on top. Since this recipe uses instant pudding mix, it's easy to make it once you follow the simple recipe instructions on the box. Most instant pudding mixes will not require any cooking, and that's why they are called instant. An excellent way to make an instant pudding taste good is by adding four ounces of softened cream cheese to it and follow directions on the pudding box as usual. This step will prevent the pudding from becoming runny in texture. Ideally, the pudding should be able to set as soon as it is mixed even without letting it sit in the fridge. If it is still thin, add a tablespoon of cornstarch as a thickening agent. If you’re lactose intolerant, you can substitute the regular milk either with coconut milk, but the result may differ due to the difference in their taste.

Thank you to Maribeth Alexander at the Food & Forte recipe blog for sharing this Easy Mamas Coconut Refrigerator Pie recipe with us. Do visit Maribeth’s food blog for more quick dessert recipes or no-bake treats that are frugal and easy to make. This coconut cream pie recipe will surely make your family fall in love with coconut flavor even if they are not into coconut. Simple dessert recipes should be cherished and made a part of family bonding because with such little effort you can make family time even special. Enjoy a slice of this creamy coconut pie goodness today!

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