Choco-Coconut Dream Pie

This choco-coco dream pie is the ultimate chocolate and coconut combination! So rich and moist, this amazingly delicious pie is simple and easy to prepare – plus a perfect summer dessert choice. Smooth and creamy, try the recipe:

 Servings 1 (9-inch) pie
Choco-Coconut Dream Pie

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces’ semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 package (14 ounces) sweetened coconut
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons softened butter, divided

 

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4. Line a 9-inch pie dish with a parchment baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a blender or food processor, add ⅓ of the sweetened coconut and 4 tablespoons of butter; process until well incorporated.
  • In a medium bowl, transfer the blended mixture and sprinkle the rest of the coconut over it. Work the coconut into the mixture with your fingers to incorporate.
  • Create a crust by pressing the coco mixture on the bottom and up the sides of the pie tin.
  • Apply a pie crust ring or a foil ring over the coconut edge in order to prevent the coconut from burning or browning too fast.
  • Bake the crust until the center starts to brown, around 12-15 minutes. After that, take out the foil and continue baking for additional 6 minutes.
  • Then, transfer the crust to a wire rack in order to cool entirely.
  • In a medium heatproof bowl, add the chopped chocolate. In a small saucepan, bring the heavy cream to a boil.
  • Remove immediately and pour it over the chocolate; set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally until the chocolate is completely melted. Then, add 1 tablespoon butter and the vanilla extract; stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Next, pour the choco mixture into the coco
  • Place the pie in the refrigerator to set, at least 90 minutes before serving (or ideally overnight). Slice and serve.
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Enjoy!