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I made this for my husband's birthday (his favorite flavor of pie). We both loved it although it was very rich. At least the richness made it last for more than a day. lol This was my first experience with scraping a vanilla bean and it took me a good while to split it initially. The editor's note about saving the dried vanilla bean in sugar is great. Just that touch of vanilla in coffee with cream is heavenly.
I had never used vanilla beans before but it was soooo worth it! This recipe is awesome! I've made it at least three times in the past month because everybody just keeps wanting more.:) I have to admit though I did use pre-made crusts to save time but I let the rum soak into it.
Overall this was a great pie. I made mine in a tart pan instead of a pie pan and only put the crust on the bottom. The crust is delicious! I used half coconut milk and half coconut cream for the mixture and still added some Lorann's Gourmet Coconut flavoring oil to it. I didn't have flaked coconut which I will make sure I add next time I make this. I think it is needed mostly for texture than anything else. I ate a maraschino cherry with each piece. Delightfully coconutty!
I had very high expectations for this pie because of the reviews and also the ingredients and time invested. It was good but not worth 5 stars. Coconut cream pie is one of my favorites! I've made one using a relatives recipe which I feel is better. This pie is very time consuming I made it over the course of the day...from beginning to end it took 5 hours. I liked the idea of each layer having some form of coconut however I still like my relative's recipe better. If you have no other recipe for coconut cream pie that rates a "5" you will probably love this one. I'm sticking to my relative's old stand-by recipe!
I cheated and used a pre-made crust. I also did not use any flaked coconut. Instead I bought a coconut opend it up and scrapped out the insides and toasted it. I added this to the filling. This recipe is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.
I made this pie for a potluck dinner. Even though I did not make the crust (used a pre-made frozen one) the result was a fluffy coconutty decadent pie. Loved it! Using a frozen crust made the whole process and clean up a lot easier and faster.