Easy No Bake Coconut Cream Pie

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This Easy No Bake Coconut Cream Pie recipe is like the sweet work of gods among many easy dessert recipes. It’s filled with coconut pudding goodness and topped with freshly whipped cream and shredded coconut over a delicious buttery golden oreo crust. How can you not fall in love with this coconut lush with just six ingredients? Best of all it’s a no-bake recipe that you can quickly whip up when you need something in a short span of time. Do keep in mind though that this cream pie recipe needs to set completely, so a few hours in the fridge or preferably overnight is a must. It is perhaps a good idea to make this dessert recipe the day before. You can also replace the oreo crust with other ones like shortbread cookies, ladyfingers, Sara Lee pound cake, Milk Arrowroots, Vanilla wafers, soda crackers, etc. which are all excellent options. No matter what the crust is, the result will still be the same – a deliciously creamy, dreamy coconut cream pie that you will proudly serve your guests.

Although there are many variations to making a delicious coconut cream pie recipe, the one main ingredient that you cannot skip is the shredded coconut or sometimes called as ‘dessicated coconut’. When you add freshly toasted shredded coconut to the hot pudding mixture, the scent of coconut is infused into the pudding mixture and makes it a lot more fun to eat. Some useful tips that will help you when making a coconut cream pie are to cook the pudding long enough if making from scratch until it thickens before setting it up in the fridge. Since this recipe uses instant pudding mix, it's easy to make once you follow the instructions on the box. On the bright side, most instant puddings will not need any cooking. A great way to make an instant pudding taste good is by adding four ounces of softened cream cheese to the mix and follow directions on the pudding box as usual. This step will help the pudding from turning runny in texture. Ideally, the pudding should be able to set up as soon as it is mixed without even letting it sit in the fridge. If the pudding is still runny, add a tablespoon of cornstarch to help it thicken up. If you’re lactose intolerant, you can replace the regular milk either with coconut or almond milk, but the result may vary due to the difference in their taste.

Alternately, instead of using the instant pudding mix, you can also whip up eggs, coconut cream, milk and sugar together to make homemade coconut pudding. Not only does homemade pudding taste better than the instant pudding mix but also a lot healthier without the preservatives in it. The purpose of this recipe is to save time by using instant pudding mix so you can change it up depending on how much time you have in hand. You can garnish the top of this coconut cream pie with toasted almonds or pecans too.

Thank you to Dorothy at the Crazy For Crust food blog for sharing this Easy No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie recipe with us. Do visit Dorothy’s blog for more quick dessert recipes and no-bake treats that are frugal and easy to make. This coconut cream pie recipe will make your family fall in love with coconut flavor like never before. Simple dessert recipes such as this one should be cherished and made a part of family bonding because it is such a classic dessert. Enjoy a slice of this creamy coconut pie goodness today!

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