Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday is PIE DAY!

I rarely plan ahead for my PIE DAY pies. Usually, on Friday morning, I mix up a pie crust and pop it in
to chill a bit. Then I check out my supplies and gauge my pie mood. Is it a fruit day? nutty day? sweet? tart?
Of course, this could largely depend on what I do have on hand. I only go to the grocery store if absolutely necessary. This morning, I had a lot of pie making goods available. I was pretty well stocked. But, I was definitely in a custard mood (not unusual for me, you may say).

After some contemplation, this is the dreaminess I contrived.
(I actually put my forefinger to my pursed lips and raise an eyebrow when I'm thinking....classic.
What's your thinking pose?)
Coconut Crunch Custard Pie



10" single pie crust
2 cup pecans, chopped
1 T maple syrup
1 t sugar
1/2 t nutmeg
1/4 t cinnamon

-stir maple syrup, 1 t sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon into pecans

-spread on small baking sheet or pan
-bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
-set aside to cool

4 eggs
2/3 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
2 1/2 c milk
1 cup coconut
-beat eggs lightly in large bowl
-add 2/3 c sugar, salt and vanilla to eggs
-stir until combined
-add milk and beat for 2 minutes
-stir in nuts and coconut
-pour into prepared pie shell
-bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes
-lower temperature to 350 degrees
-bake additional 25 minutes
-cool on rack

6 comments:

  1. I guess we both had pecans to use today. :) I love pecans and coconut together. Yum!

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  2. What a great combination - can't go wrong with coconut, pecans, and cinnamon in your delicious crust. Looks fantastic!

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  3. Oh, I just LOVE visiting you on Pie Day! Always something amazing that you've created! This one sounds divine...can't wait to try it!

    Hope your weekend is wonderful...

    Julie

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  4. This pie is really really calling my name....another winner my sweet pie making friend. xoxxoxo Weekend hugs.

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  5. Christine you are so ADORABLE! I get a kick out of how you pose to ponder! And your pies are beautiful, think I need to try this one soon. I have such happy thoughts of you at The Creative Connection last year, always had a smile on your pretty face and your personality shone (shined?) through in the great decorating you did for each event. You really did an amazing job with everything! Thank you!
    Charmaine

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