- 2 cups pecan shortbread cookie crumbs (about 16 cookies)
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 (8-oz.) can crushed pineapple in juice
- 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese,
- 1 1/2 cups cream of coconut, divided
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup whipping cream
- Garnishes: lightly toasted shaved
coconut, pineapple wedges, fresh
pineapple mint sprigs
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 3 ingredients; firmly press on bottom and up sides of a lightly
greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack; cool
completely (about 30 minutes).
2. Stir together sugar and cornstarch in a small heavy saucepan; stir in pineapple. While stirring
constantly, bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook (keep stirring!) 1 minute or until thickened.
Remove from heat; cool completely (about 20 minutes).
3. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer, using whisk attachment,
until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup cream of coconut, beating at low speed just until blended. (Chill
remaining 1/2 cup cream of coconut until ready to use.) Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended
after each addition.
4. Spread cooled pineapple mixture over bottom of piecrust; spoon cream cheese mixture over
5. Bake at 350° for 38 to 42 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Cover
and chill 4 hours.
6. Beat whipping cream at high speed until foamy. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup cream of coconut,
beating until soft peaks form; spread over pie.
Note: We tested with Keebler Sandies Pecan Shortbread and Coco López Cream of Coconut.
This recipe is adapted from Southern Living. Photo furnished by Southern Living