American Pie Council

2019 Amateur Entry

 

Teeny Bikini Strawberry Coconut Pie

TEENY BIKINI STRAWBERRY COCONUT PIE
Category: Open
Submitted by: Naylet LaRochelle

Crust:
2 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla cookies
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 9.5-inch deep pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine ground cookie crumbs and butter until well combined. Press mixture onto bottom and up the sides of pie plate. Bake 6-8 minutes or until crust is lightly toasted. Remove from oven; let cool.

Strawberry Jam:
3 cups chopped strawberries
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Spoon strawberries into a saucepan; mash lightly. Stir in water, sugar and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Let cool. Set aside.


Coconut layer:
12 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
16 ounces grated coconut in can, syrup well drained
4 ounces white chocolate, melted
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Beat in coconut, white chocolate, and extracts until well combined. Fold in whipped cream. Spread over crust. Refrigerate 4-5 hours or until set.

Strawberry Mousse layer:
1/3 cup boiling water
4 tablespoons strawberry instant jello
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 ounces white chocolate, melted
3/4 cup strawberry preserves
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in jello until well dissolved. Let cool. Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer. Beat in jello mixture and melted white chocolate. When mixture is cooled, fold in 3/4 cup strawberry jam and whipped cream until well combined. Spread remaining strawberry jam over top of coconut layer; top with strawberry mousse. Refrigerate until set.


Topping:
Sweetened whipped cream
Coconut flakes
Strawberries (dipped in white chocolate, optional)

Spread or pipe whipped cream over top of pie. Add toppings to preference.