Saturday, 6 April 2013

Raw Buko(Coconut) Pie

   

Oh. My. Goodness. Earlier today I said through Facebook (follow me! ;)) that I was making something I think you will love while hinting that it had coconut in it. I am happy to report that my prediction is most probably correct, since my family and I enjoyed this scrumptious raw rendition of the Filipino buko pie. It is quite similar to a coconut cream pie, but according to Wikipedia the traditional filling uses young coconut (which in Filipino is buko) and also replaces cream with condensed milk to make it "healthier." Yes, because sugared milk is really that much healthier than cream. Not. 


But this ain't no typical coconut cream pie. This is 100% coconut pie. Made with fresh young coconut, shredded coconut, coconut nectar, coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut flakes... You can totally feel good about eating this since you know it will make your skin and hair glow. It's also low GI, so my grandfather got to have some too. Need I say more?



Raw Coconut Pie

Crust:
3C dehydrated and shredded coconut
3/4C raw coconut nectar
2t coconut butter

Filling:
1C fresh young coconut
1/2C fresh young coconut, cut into strips
1/2C shredded coconut
1/2C coconut water
2T coconut oil
2t coconut nectar

Garnish:
Coconut flakes
Coconut Nectar

Combine all the crust ingredients in a food processor and process until it starts to form a dough. Mine was quite crumbly, but that was a texture I wanted. If you want it a bit denser, I would suggest adding more coconut oil, butter or nectar to act as a binder. Press about half of the mixture into a 9 inch pie pan, cover, and put into the freezer while making the filling.


To make the filling, combine everything except the 1/2 cup of fresh young coconut that has been cut into strips in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Stir in the remaining coconut strips. Pour into the prepared crust, cover, and put into the freezer again for another hour or so. Top with the remaining crust mixture. Garnish with some coconut flakes and coconut nectar. Store in the freezer or the fridge until ready to be enjoyed.


2 comments:

  1. What a haul!!! Check out out those coconut products. You hit the jackpot :-) What lovely grandparents to bring you all that!

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