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This low carb Coconut Cream Pie Delight is all the goodness of a coconut cream pie but with a no-fuss, three-ingredient, press-in crust. Husband and baby approved. (For proof, see the pictures at the bottom of this post.) THM S, low carb, and sugar free
The inspiration for this Coconut Cream Pie Delight
This Coconut Cream Pie Delight was actually inspired by a blog reader in a Facebook group – thanks, Twila B! Twila made a pie using the pudding recipe from Necessary Food but added some unsweetened coconut and coconut extract. I’ve never been a big fan of coconut stuff, but her picture looked so good that I thought I should create something coconut cream for the blog this spring.
That got me started down a rabbit trail (hole?), which led to my tweaking the vanilla pudding recipe from page 343 of Necessary Food (which I have used to update this old Basic Custard recipe here on the blog, if you want to print just the pudding recipe for future use). I used that pudding in my new Peanut Butter Pie Delight as well as this Coconut Cream Pie Delight.
Ryan and Hadassah both approved wholeheartedly.
Want to make a coconut cream pie instead of a delight?
Use one of the pie crust recipes on pages 341-342 of my first cookbook, Necessary Food, bake as directed, then proceed with this recipe.
Toasted coconut filling in Coconut Cream Pie
It might be rather untraditional to toast the coconut for the filling and you don’t have to if you don’t want to, but I prefer the flavor of toasted coconut and it only takes a few minutes.
A dairy free option
Check out page 398 of Convenient Food for a dairy free Coconut Cream Pie Bars recipe!
Perfect for social functions!
This Coconut Cream Pie Delight is the perfect social function dessert because it doesn’t rely on a lot of alternative flours, which can take some getting used to.
As always, check out the Notes section of the recipe below for answers to plenty of frequently asked questions!
You may also enjoy:
Some more delight recipes:
- Strawberry Delight
- Blueberry Cheesecake Delight
- Peanut Butter Pie Delight
- Pumpkin Delight
- Peppermint Delight
- Strawberry Delight Popsicles
- Lemon Cheesecake Delight (Convenient Food, page 414)
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight (Necessary Food, page 370)
“Mom! I can’t reach it!”
“Ooh, that was yummy. Food blogger kid perks.”