Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pies and Other Thoughts

I am having beach withdrawal. The weather is beautiful here
so I feel bad about wishing I could go watch the sunset and listen
to the waves. That is the only reason I posted that picture, just
because it is where I would like to go just for a bit.

I made my second pie.

Here it is and it looks pretty, but I made it Thursday and
there is still half a pie left. So what that tells me is I won't be
making it again. The coconut rose to the top, and while it is chewy
and I love coconut I feel like I was eating a mat of something.
I kind of had to drag it off with my teeth and then you have chocolate
and coconut all over your lips, not a pretty sight.
It was only the second pie but I was disappointed.

I will give you the recipe but I like plain ole pecan pie and I
didn't like the chocolate with it. I also like coconut pie but again
not with chocolate.

Coconut-Pecan Chocolate Pie
1 Pillsbury boxed Pie crust ( Remember what cook book I am taking it from
I am just following directions.)
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine
4 oz sweet baking chocolate, chopped
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 cup evaporated milk or half-half
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs
topping if desired

1 Heat over to 350 degrees Place pie crust in 9 in glass pie plate
as directed on box for One Crust filled pie. Sprinkle coconut and pecans in bottom
of crust-lined pie plate.

2 In 2 qt saucepan, heat sugar, butter, and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly, until
smooth. Pour chocolate mixture into medium bowl; cool 5 minutes.
Beat in flour with wire-whisk until well combined. Beat in evaporated milk, vanilla
and eggs with a wire whisk until well blended.

3. Slowly pour chocolate mixture over coconut and pecans in pie plate. Cover crust with edge
2 to 3 inch wide strips of foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of bake time.

4. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until center is set. Cool on cooling rack at least 1 hour and
30 minutes before serving.

It has taken me this long to want to share the recipe. Next week is a
Easy Apple Pie Fold-over. That is one of the reasons I wanted to do every pie
in this cook book is I have never made a fold-over kind of pie before and I knew
this way I would try it.
Have a lovely Sunday,


Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Looks yummy, I'll finish it off for you!

Dawn said...

I'll help finish it too:))
And Beach Withdrawal...I always have that:)))

Jacque. said...

Can't wait to see what the fold-over pie is!

Meg said...

Hmm, coconut and pecans together? Don't think it would get eaten quickly in our house either. I do love a good coconut cream pie though...

TexWisGirl said...

coconut and chocolate mat. :)

Sarah Knight said...

Heh ; ) We all have to experiment with recipes sometimes, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Trust me, I've had my fair share of "mehs" in the kitchen.

Anything with coconut & chocolate is A-Okay ; ) (even if you have to pick it out of your teeth)

Julia said...

Kim, I like your ambition of trying every pie in the cook book. My all time favorite would be a pecan pie with no chocolate. I've made a pecan pie with chocolate and I agree with you that it's better by itself without the chocolate. When I make something that I really like or dislike in a cookbook I sometimes put little note beside the recipe. JB

Kim said...

I'm having beach withdrawal too. Thanks for the pie review. I will trust you and pass on trying this one. I look forward to the next one though.

Jen said...

That pie looks fabulous. It's still too cold here for trips to the shore.

Kessie said...

Sounds like my german chocolate pie, except there was no pecans. I liked the coconut on top, because it was kind of caramelized. Sounds like this wasn't so good, huh?

I'm curious to see what a fold-over pie is.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Kim!
I love the beach, too. I long for it on a regular basis! Mountains are wonderful but once a beach lover, always a beach lover!

Patrice said...

I could come finish that off for you!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Mmm, this coconut and chocolate pie looks yummy! But, I'm an anything chocoholic.

Playing throuh this WWWL!

Cathy Kennedy, Children's Author
The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

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