I never knew I liked Coconut Cream Pie until I tried once at a local restaurant/bakery. Oh my, it was like heaven in my mouth!
Everything about the pie was perfect. The crust was tender and flaky, the coconut cream filling was smooth and velvety, and the whipped cream on top was piled high with coconut sprinkled on top. That’s when I knew that no other pie could compare!
Even though the pie that I fell in love with was smooth and velvety I knew I wanted to add more coconut in my pie. There’s a whole 2 cups of coconut in the filling. I also substituted coconut milk for regular milk. I wanted to go all-out!
I made this pie for my birthday last weekend and I had two pieces of it while the rest was shared with friends and family. Sharing was the best part because I didn’t have to keep this pie in my fridge, staring at me to eat it. Even though I wouldn’t want to be any younger (okay, maybe a few years younger), I would like to have my younger metabolism back. It seems that for every year I get older my metabolism gets slower and slower. I have to watch everything I eat which also means I have to work harder at the gym. Not fun!
Even though I may have to work harder at the gym this week for indulging in two pieces of this pie, I don’t regret it. It was my birthday and birthdays only happen once a year.
Even if it’s not your birthday, go ahead and make this pie. Slice off a big piece and enjoy every last bite of it!