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bjinyyz Aug 3, 2007 10:57 AM

Can anyone tell me where in the GTA is the place to get a great coconut cream pie?

Thanks.

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  1. Rabbit RE: bjinyyz Aug 3, 2007 11:35 AM

    Harbour Sixty has fabulous coconut cream pie (which I just mentioned in another thread). It's pricey, but the serving size is gigantic. If you're really craving, you could make a meal of a slice and some champers at their bar. Sugar rush.

    1. Mike from Hamilton RE: bjinyyz Aug 3, 2007 11:48 AM

      Teddy's Family Restaurant in Oshawa. Good coconut flavour, flaky crust, mountains of real whipped cream and tons of toasted coconut.

      The best part is they are available for takeout as well, sans whipped cream, so you can add your own and pile on all the toasted coconut you want!

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        bjinyyz RE: Mike from Hamilton Aug 3, 2007 12:17 PM

        Thank you.

        I have heard about Harbour sixty. I will try it out. Next time I am in the east end I will drop in on Teddy's. It is almost impossible to find a fresh coconut pie anymore.

        brian.

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          millygirl RE: bjinyyz Aug 3, 2007 12:21 PM

          You haven't lived until you've tried the coconut cream pie at Scaramouche.
          It is amazing!! Luscious coconut cream with white chocolate shavings on top. Heaven. They've been known for it for over 25 years.

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            acd123 RE: millygirl Aug 3, 2007 12:53 PM

            I know this is definitely out of the GTA, but if you are ever in Huntsville ON, go to West Side Fish & Chips. EXCELLENT coconut cream pie. All their pies are excellent and everything is homemade, including the super flaky crust. This place is obviously in a different league as the Pasta Bar, but IMO, the coconut cream pie is just as good!

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              Attknee RE: millygirl Aug 6, 2007 02:09 PM

              I absolutely and completely agree. The Coconut Cream Pie at Scaramouche is amazing. As described above. Worth the calories, for sure.

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                pearlD RE: millygirl Aug 18, 2007 07:35 AM

                Yes, I agree with millygirl and I have bought the pie from Scaramouche(just phoned and ordered it from them)..I'm not sure it was worth the $40. + I paid for it BUT it was DAMN GOOD!!!

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                  millygirl RE: pearlD Aug 18, 2007 08:26 AM

                  Oh wow, never occured to me that you could purchase a whole pie from them. I must keep that in mind. In fact, I will be having some this Thursday, we have a reservation for 5, celebrating a 50th birthday.

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            zengirl18 RE: bjinyyz Aug 3, 2007 12:58 PM

            The coconut cream pie at Scaramouche is divine!!!! You can also pick up a fabulous coconut cream pie at Wanda's Pie in the Sky on Mt. Pleasant north of Eglinton....it's also sinfully delicious!

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              bjinyyz RE: zengirl18 Aug 3, 2007 01:14 PM

              Thank you everyone. I am going try as many as I can and report back!

              Have a great long weekend!!!

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              embee RE: bjinyyz Aug 3, 2007 05:48 PM

              Ready for flames on this one, but try the PC frozen coconut cream pie at Loblaw's. First ingredient is whipping cream. Real coconut, coconut cream, and it costs $4.99 on sale - for a whole pie. No, it wasn't baked fresh by Joanne Yolles, but it's damn good.

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                vorpal RE: embee Aug 4, 2007 04:02 AM

                I believe it. I haven't tried it, but their frozen key lime pie, which may not be entirely traditional, is utterly divine.

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                  Full tummy RE: embee Aug 4, 2007 10:45 AM

                  I agree. I usually have one of these in the freezer for unexpected guests. BTW, the PC pineapple upside down cakes are delish, too, especially when prepared in the oven (instead of microwave) which crisps up the caramel.

                  That said, I do think that Queen of Tarts makes banana and coconut cream pies, and I would give them vote for "best of".

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                    Yongeman RE: embee Aug 6, 2007 06:17 AM

                    Ok embee. Based on your rec, and an urgent family need for dessert, we bought a PC coconut cream and a banana cream pie ($5.99 each). Both were well received, as a last minute, cheap and reasonably natural tasting product. Only problem was waiting for them to thaw. Thanks for the tip. (no flames)

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                      Redshifted RE: embee Aug 17, 2007 08:52 PM

                      Speaking of Joanne Yolles, I recently had an excellent banana coconut cream tart at Pangaea. It came with caramelized bananas, coconut sorbet, and mango puree. It was beautifully presented, but tasted even better than it looked!

                    2. duckdown RE: bjinyyz Aug 3, 2007 09:56 PM

                      hey PC makes some good stuff, I wouldn't doubt it... I find their stuff often to be BETTER than the better-known (marketed) brands

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                        Epicure3333 RE: bjinyyz Aug 5, 2007 04:18 PM

                        Scaramouche!!!!!!!

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                          ace123 RE: bjinyyz Aug 5, 2007 08:40 PM

                          I tried it at Scaramouche & Harbour 60. Both are good. Harbour 60's portion is hugh. You need 2 persons to finish it.

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                            Bigtigger RE: ace123 Aug 7, 2007 06:26 AM

                            Second the Harbour 60 rec. But the PC versions at Loblaw's aren't bad for what they are, I agree.

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                            isabellam RE: bjinyyz Jan 11, 2008 09:54 AM

                            Well we've gone from Harbour Sixty to Loblaws so I thought I would add something right around the middle price range. Try the coconut cream pie at Swiss Chalet. It's incredible.

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                              magic RE: bjinyyz Jan 11, 2008 12:25 PM

                              Believe it or not, Fran’s has excellent coconut cream pie. Back in the day, like 20 years ago, it was pretty much the best thing I’d ever eaten. For some reason though, Fran’s stopped making it for about 15 years or so. They brought it back a few years ago and although it is not quite like I remember it – the crust is not quite as good and the filling is slightly different – it is still fantastic. I’m not much of a Fran’s fan, but my stars their coconut cream pie is nice. Not sure if all (both?!) locations carry it, but Shuter definitely does.

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