Recipe courtesy of Marles Riessland

Orange Coconut Pie - 2003 1st Place Citrus

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 26 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 6 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

Pie Crust:

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter flavored shortening, chilled

1/3 cup ice water

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 egg, beaten

Filling:

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups water

3 egg yolks, slightly beaten

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

4 ounces cream cheese

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup whipped topping

Whipped Topping, garnish

Shredded coconut, garnish

Directions

  1. Pie Crust:
  2. Chill all ingredients, including the flour and vinegar. Combine the flour, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles cornmeal. In another bowl, mix water and vinegar with the beaten egg. Add the liquid mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, to the flour mixture, tossing with a fork to form a soft dough.
  3. Filling:
  4. In saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually stir in water. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat, cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Gradually stir 1 cup hot mixture into yolks. Return mixture to saucepan, bring to a gentle boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from stove. Stir in butter, orange peel and orange juice.
  5. Turn into pastry shell. Refrigerate.
  6. Meanwhile prepare next layer by combining cream cheese and powdered sugar until well blended. Beat in the whipped topping until light and fluffy. Spread over orange filling.
  7. Top with whipped topping and sprinkle with shredded coconut as desired. Chill until serving.
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