Next week is a monumental day and time in history. March 15, 2014 at 9:26:53 am, will represent the closest time has come to mirroring the important mathematical figure of Pi. (Find a fun countdown here.)
As a geek at heart, I am celebrating by sharing pie recipes! This Chocolate Coconut Pie would make anyone--mathematician or not--as happy as a hypotenuse! It was gobbled up by my family faster than you can say dodecahedron!
You know they old saying: "As easy as pie?' This pie really lives up to it. No fancy tools or advanced algebra required. All you need is the ingredients, a bowl, and spoon to prepare this for baking.
Rich chocolate and coconut are deliciously combined in this perfect way to celebrate Pi(e) Day!
Chocolate Coconut Pie
Makes one 9-inch pie
1 unbaked pie crust (I love this Coconut Oil crust from Yesterfood)
1 stick (1/2 cup) salted sweet-cream butter
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup shredded flake baking coconut
1. Preheat oven to 325°. Prepare pie crust and place in freezer until filling is ready.
2. Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Stir in cocoa powder and sugar. Cook on low just until well incorporated (no need to boil). Remove from heat, and cool until able to touch.
3. Using a spoon, stir eggs well one at at time into the chocolate mix. Stir in flour and vanilla, then the coconut.
4. Pour into prepared pie crust. Bake in center of oven 40-50 minutes, until top is crusted and middle has risen.
5. Cool at least 20 minutes before serving. Serve warm or cold. Store in refrigerator.
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