Is coconut pie as good as it sounds?
Pie is not a big part of norwegian culture. So I am not that familiar with it. But I do think it would be a nice thing to make for easter.
So I had this chocolate bar with coconut cream inside it the other day. And it hit me, imagine a pie like that. WIth that delicious fatty and slightly stiff sweet coconut cream in it.
But is it really like that? I´ve found some recipes for it, that uses shredded dried coconut to add taste to a generic custard. I was surprised none of the recipes uses coconut milk, instead of cream?
Anyway, is that filling really as delicious as it sounds? Like a thick cream. Or is it more grainy and dry?
I´m thinking a chocolate pie crust with coconut filling would be amazingly good. And something must be on top too, but what is the third ingredient? A berry perhaps..?
What you're describing sounds much better than the typical coconut cream pie. The ones I've had are usually a soft vanilla custard filling , with not-enough coconut stirred in, on a shortbread pie crust, with whipped cream around the outer edge. If you use a chocolate crust and make your dense custard with coconut milk and LOTS of coconut, I'd suggest topping with shaved chocolate curls and toasted coconut.
If you insist on adding a fruit, perhaps toasted pineapple tidbits? A bit of finely shredded lime zest would add color and some "zip".
I like your idea! Add some lemon peel or zest to the filling. Top it with Whipped Cream(around the edge) and maybe a few raspberries?
I made blueberry/coconut pancakes this morning that were lovely
Let us know how you proceed