For the past few weeks, I've been wanting to make a coconut cream pie. Having never made one (from scratch or otherwise) I wasn't sure what all went into making one. In my ignorance, I grabbed a few things at the grocery store that I thought would work to make one. Then I went on a search for a recipe.
I think I did things backwards.
I couldn't find a recipe that worked with the ingredients that I had.
So, um... I made one up.
It turned out really good & my family loved it!
Here's what I started out with:
Cheater's Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie
makes 1 pie
1 Pie crust
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened and divided in two
1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding
1 pkg. chocolate instant pudding
2 cups milk, divided in two
1 cup coconut, divided in two
4 cups whipped topping, divided
Here's what I did:
Bake pie crust according to package directions. Cool.
Mix chocolate pudding mix with 1 cup milk until well combined. Add half of the package of cream cheese & mix well. Add 1/2 cup coconut. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Mix well. Pour into cooled pie shell.
Repeat process with vanilla pudding. Carefully spread vanilla mixture over chocolate mixture. Top with the remaining whipped topping.
Let set in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
Cut a few slices & share with your friends & family.
It's a perfect pie to make when you're short for time.
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