Quindim is a delicious Brazilian dessert. My Granddad used to make this for me and my family.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix the sugar, coconut, and butter in a bowl. Stir in the egg yolks and the egg white; beat until well combined. Pour the mixture into a 9 inch pie plate. Place the pie plate in a large roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into the bottom of the roasting pan to reach about half-way up the side of the pie plate.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before turning out onto a serving dish. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

254.4 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 40g 13% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 182.3mg 61% DV; sodium 64mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2009
I followed this recipe down to a tee and it was absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend this recipe to anyone who loves coconut and doesn't want all the hassle of going to a grocery store with an enormous list trailing on the floor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2009
I have heard of quindim but I ve never made it. I was disappointed with this recipe. The batter was too watery. In the baking process egg liquid run out from the dough and I had coconut balls in an "egg syrup". They were delicious in their own way but they didn t look like Qiundim I have seen in pictures. Such traditional Brazilian sweets as Brigadeiro and Beijinho de coco are better and more delicious. Read More
(16)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2009
I have heard of quindim but I ve never made it. I was disappointed with this recipe. The batter was too watery. In the baking process egg liquid run out from the dough and I had coconut balls in an "egg syrup". They were delicious in their own way but they didn t look like Qiundim I have seen in pictures. Such traditional Brazilian sweets as Brigadeiro and Beijinho de coco are better and more delicious. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2009
I followed this recipe down to a tee and it was absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend this recipe to anyone who loves coconut and doesn't want all the hassle of going to a grocery store with an enormous list trailing on the floor. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
Easy to make unique dessert. Very good but on the sweet side. The egg yolk gives it a very moist almost gel-like consistency with a toasted coconut topping. Sweetness could certainly be adjusted by reducing to 3/4 cup sugar and/or using unsweetned coconut. Could probably use different liquors for various flavors. Overall enjoyable and a great way to use up egg yolks you don't know what to do with! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/30/2011
Since I have never had quindim before making it the first time following this receipe is a complete bust. After consulting my Brazilian friend I found out this recipe has way too much sugar and coconut for quindim. The ingredients and steps to coat the pan are not mentioned which makes it very difficult to turn it over for serving at the end. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2012
Amazing recipe and very simple. I added 2 tablespoons of vanilla and people loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2013
I love this recipe. Simple and fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
Great flavor however I had to change the amount of time it took to bake mixture. The first time I tried this recipe I bake mixture in oven for 30 minutes like the recipe mention but coconut pastry came out watery. I decided to prepare this recipe again this time allowing mixture to bake for 45 minutes and it came out great!! The only thing I recommend is allow pastry to bake at least 15 minutes longer therefore pastry won't be too watery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2017
This recipe was great! It was soooo good and simple to make! But I have a question how long will this last in my fridge? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2016
Too sweet for me. I recommend using half quantity of sugar Read More
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