Friday, March 6, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Pie



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

Ingredients: 
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
2 eggs
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup shredded flake baking coconut

Directions: 
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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4 comments:

  1. Yeah, we are also getting ready for PI day! Love the PI sign in the middle of this very sweet looking dessert! Yum! I would love for you to share this over at my brand new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! There's a great giveaway too! :-)
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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  2. Good golly, that looks amazing! I'm a big fan of chocolate/coconut combos! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - feel free to send a friend or two our way, and we hope to see all of you next week! Happy Friday :)

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  3. You can't go wrong with chocolate and coconut in a pie, and the other pies look delicious too. We need more reasons to celebrate with pie!

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  4. Kelly, you are the Queen of Pie! This Chocolate Coconut Pie looks amazing, and I was going to say, "perfect for spring" because of the coconut, but then I immediately thought, "mmmm, wouldn't it be perfect for Thanksgiving"....so let's just say "perfect for all occasions"! :D And I agree with Anita (above): we need more reasons to celebrate with pie! ;) Thank you very much for the link back!! :) ♥ Pinned!!

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