I started out making a Mounds pie, a chocolate crumb crust with a luscious, creamy coconut filling drizzled with hot fudge. After spreading the sweetened whipped cream on top though, the pie just looked like it needed almonds. So in the end I guess I made an Almond Joy pie for this month’s Secret Recipe Club.
Dee, at Deelicious Sweets, is my secret blogger for the month. Her Heart Skippity Double-Coconut Cream Pie sounded heavenly and her Pudgy Fudgy Peanut Butter Pie looked irresistible. It was so hard to pick just one, so I decided to combine the two and my Almond Joy pie was born.
My daughter described this pie as amazing, rich and yummy. My husband said is was scrumptious. I, of course, would have to described it as deelicious! I loved looking at all the Deelicious Sweets at Dee’s, but she’s got a wonderful collection of savory recipes as well. Do yourself a favor and pop over and check them out.
Coconut Cream Pie with a Chocolate Crumb Crust
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- ¾ cup cream of coconut
- 3 beaten egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Chocolate Crumb Crust
- 1 ½ cups crushed Nabisco chocolate wafers about ¾ of a 9 oz. box
- ¼ cup sugar
- 6 Tbsp. butter melted
Hot Fudge Sauce
- ¼ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- ¼ cup light cream or evaporated milk
- ⅛ teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Stabilized Whipped Cream
- 4 teaspoons cold water
- ½ teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- In a medium saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in milk and cream of coconut. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.
- Cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes stirring constantly.
- Gradually add about 1 cup of the hot milk mixture into the beaten egg yolks, stirring constantly. Return all of the mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir until bubbly. Cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Stir in margarine or butter until melted. Stir in coconut and vanilla.
- Pour hot filling into cooled chocolate crumb crust.
- Cover and chill 3 to 6 hours before serving.
- Before serving top with whipped cream (I used stabilized whipped cream because I wasn't serving all of it right away), drizzle with hot fudge and sprinkle with crushed sliced almonds.
- Chocolate Crumb Crust: Preheat oven to 375º.
- In medium bowl, combine all ingredients until evenly moistened. Press mixture firmly into bottom and up sides of 9-inch pie plate.
- Bake until firm, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely before adding filling.
- Makes one 9-inch pie crust.
- Hot Fudge Sauce: Combine cocoa powder, sugar, corn syrup, light cream, salt and butter in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil.
- Boil briskly for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
- The sauce may be stored, refrigerated in an airtight, heatproof container for up to 1 week. To reheat, place the container of sauce in a pan of hot, but not boiling, water until the sauce warms and thins to a pouring consistency.
- Stabilized Whipped Cream: In small glass bowl (I used a custard cup) combine cold water and gelatin. Let it sit for 2 minutes. Bring a saucepan with 2 inches of water to a boil. Place bowl in saucepan and stir gelatin until it dissolves. (It will no longer be cloudy when it is dissolved.)
- Combined whipping cream and sugar in mixing bowl and begin to whip. Slow drizzle in the dissolved gelatin. Beat until soft peaks form.
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This was a wonderful SRC pick. What a gorgeous deeessert!
tiffany ~food finery
ok this looks super rich and super good! i want a slice now!
Lindsey Johnson (Cafe Johnsonia)
Almond Joy is my absolute favorite. YUM. I can’t wait to make this. 🙂 I’m thinking Sunday.
I have never made a coconut cream pie but it is something I’ve always wanted to try to bake. Yours looks incredible and love the touch of chocolate on the top.
natalie (the sweets life)
Coconut cream pie is one of my favorites! This looks fabulous!
I am a huge coconut fan but still to this day never made a coconut cream pie – this looks out of this world! Very nice!
Love coconut cream pie. It’s one of my family’s favorite desserts and has been for 40 years. Yours looks yummy.
Oh Barbara, Coconut Cream Pie is one of my favorites. No Thanksgiving goes by without it!
This pie is so beautiful! I bet it tastes even better than it looks. Making me very hungry right now. 🙂
What a stunning pie! Love the hot fudge sauce.
Almond Joy, one of my fav candy bars. I’m pinning this so I’ll have the recipe on hand AND because the pic is so pretty 🙂
Barbara, what a glorious looking pie. It would be perfect on a table full of festive food!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Mum I was just eating a coconut cream pie the other day and thinking how delicious it was! Yours looks amazing and I love the adaption of it! 😀 xxx
My Inner Chick
—This pie is PURE SIN. I like that kind of sin :))) xxx
This sounds amazing!! I’m going to join this group!
Goodness gracious!!! I dont have words for this beauty. This is seriously great looking pie, I loved the chocolate free style lacing work on top 🙂 Great Job. And Dee, thanks for the recipe!
Renee (kudos kitchen)
You’ve combined my favorite candy bars into one pie. Thank you. That was very kind of you Barbara! I am printing this and making it someday soon 🙂
My hips and butt say “no” but my eyes and mouth say “yes”. OMG I LOVE Almond Joy candy bars. This is so wrong for my diet but I absolutely HAVE to try this. Thanks so much, Dee
You, your husband and your daughter are all so very right about this pie and you are so smart for having combined two pie recipes to create this coconut masterpiece.