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Author Notes: Ginger snap crust, coconut filling and whipped cream. What's not to like. I got my inspiration for the crust from my addiction to Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Snaps and my new favorite ingredient coconut milk. I scoured the web for inspiration and combined quite a few recipes and techniques to come up with this. Sadly I can't remember the exact sites. —Judy at My Well Seasoned Life
- 35 Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Snaps (if you don’t have a TJ’s regular ginger snaps are okay
- 5 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 2 yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup corn starch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup toasted coconut
- For the crust Melt butter
- Add ginger snaps to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until fine. Pour finely ground ginger snaps into a bowl and toss with melted butter until the butter is evenly incorporated
- Press into pie pan to form an even crust. I used a deep ceramic pie dish. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
- While crust bakes, place ¼ cup of shredded coconut on a sheet pan and toast. The crust and the coconut should be done at the same time.
- Filling Place ½ cup of milk into non-reactive sauce-pan. Whisk in corn starch until smooth.
- Add remaining milk, coconut milk, yolks, sugar and vanilla and whisk until combined and no lumps of corn stark
- Place pot on medium heat and simmer until thick, you must continue whisking the entire time the filling simmers.
- Once the filling is thick like pudding stir in butter and coconut until fully incorporated.
- By now the piecrust should be cool, add filling to the crust and distribute evenly. Chill for at least two hours.
- Once the pie is chilled, whip the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until it has firm peeks. Add to a pastry bag with a star tip and pipe the whipped cream in your favorite design. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Coconut