Today we're sharing the recipe for our very popular menu item - Coconut Sweet Cream Pie!
Recipe by Mimi Council.
Coconut Sweet Cream Pie
Makes a 9-inch pie Crust 1 1/2 sleeves (204 grams) organic honey graham crackers, crushed 1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, softened 71 grams (1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon) organic cane sugar
Filling 3 organic large egg yolks 226 grams (1 cup) organic cane sugar 57 grams (1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons) organic all purpose flour 1 teaspoon organic coconut extract 43 grams (3/4 cup) organic unsweetened wide flake coconut
Topping 2 cups organic heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoons organic cane sugar 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract Method Preheat the oven to 350°F.
To make the crust: In a food processor, add the graham crackers, butter, and cane sugar. Pulse, and then mix until you have a uniform mixture and there are no chunks of graham cracker or butter.
Grease a 9-inch pie pan with butter. Transfer the graham cracker mixture to the pie pan, and lightly press it to the sides first. Use the remaining crust, and press it down into the bottom of the pan.
Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool completely.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the egg yolks and cane sugar. Whisk on low for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightened in color. Add in the flour and whisk to combine completely.
Once the milk has heated, turn the mixer on low and slowly add in the warm milk into the egg mixture. Once completely combined, stop the mixer.
In a clean saucepan (do not use the one the milk was heated in, incase milk stuck to the bottom, that will burn if used without cleaning), pour in the egg mixture. Put over low/medium heat.
Continue to heat while continuously stirring with a high heat spatula by scraping the bottoms and the sides. The mixture will start to rise and may bubble, continue to stir. The mixture will start to thicken, and continue to stir. The trick is to keep stirring so clumps do not form, as you want a smooth custard. If you see clumps beginning to form, stir vigorously and they will dissolve.
Continue to stir until the custard coats the spatula and does not drip off when you lift it from the pot. The whole process should take around 20 minutes. Remove the pot from heat.
Add in the butter and coconut extract, and stir to combine completely. Place in the fridge for 24 hours (no need to cover it).
To assemble the pie: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the heavy whipping cream, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low and gradually increase the speed as the whipped cream starts to thicken, until you are full speed. Whisk until stiff peaks form.
Reserve 1/2 of the whipped cream (8 ounces or about 1 cup). Add in about half (4 ounces) of the remaining whipped cream and fold to combine, then add in the other half (4 ounces) of the remaining whipped cream and the wide flake coconut, and fold to combine completely.
Transfer the coconut cream mixture mixture to the pie crust, and spread evenly. Top with the remaining 8 ounces of whipped cream. Sprinkle a few extra coconut flakes on top (optional).
Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.