Coconut Cream Pie
Why This Recipe Works
A great coconut cream pie recipe ought to highlight the exotic and elusive flavor of tropical coconut. We used not-too-sweet animal crackers to create a delicate crust that wouldn’t overshadow the coconut filling. For added coconut flavor, we ground a couple of tablespoons of shredded coconut in the food processor along with the crackers. For the filling itself, we used a combination of coconut milk, whole milk, and unsweetened coconut, which softened up as it cooked.