Coconut Cream Pie
Anyone have a delicious, tried and true recipe for Coconut Cream Pie?
My absolute favorite is from the Capital Grille - in a coconut macaroon crust, but I can't find a recipe.
Any recipes welcome as I plan to make for Easter. Thank you!!!
I made one yesterday. I use the CI foolproof pie crust, put down a layer of toasted coconut, a mound in vanilla bavarian cream, top with more toasted coconut, top that with a bunch of whipped cream, then sprinkle on a little more toatsed coconut, for garnish. It gets rave reviews. It is light and delicious.
"Macaroon crust" usually just means the crust is made with shredded coconut - or occasionally crumbled, toasted macaroon cookies - and a few other ingredients like butter or heavy cream & sugar.
i'm guessing from the description on the Capital Grille menu that it's the caramel rum sauce that sends it over the top...you could probably track down an acceptable recipe to replicate it.
in the meantime, these pie recipes (both with macaroon-style crusts) might work for you as a starting point:
incidentally, Tom Douglas is a well-known and respected Seattle chef, so his recipe - in Cottage Living - is probably a trustworthy one.