Creamy Low Carb Coconut Pie, Yum!
I believe there are two camps of people in the world. Those who like coconut, and those who can’t stand it. I happen to be in the I-couldn’t-live-without-coconut camp. My low carb coconut pie has triple the coconut goodness that will make any coconut lover swoon.
I love to bake, but I’m not always one for spending a bunch of time on an everyday recipe. I think that’s why lately I’ve been turning to icebox pies, like my strawberry cream pie I made a few weeks ago.
This low carb coconut pie is an easy, no bake summer dessert. I wanted a coconut cream pie that was cool and creamy chocked full of coconut. This pie ticks all the right boxes!
How to Make a Gluten Free Crumb Crust
This crust is based on a recipe I saw in an old Kraft magazine that used crushed shortbread cookies, sweetened coconut, and nuts.
The shortbread cookies had to go, but I wasn’t sure what to replace them with. I wanted to keep things simple. I finally decided to settle on using 1/4 cup almond flour in place of the cookies, and organic unsweetened shredded coconut in place of the sweetened coconut.
For sweetener, I used golden monk fruit because it gives the crust a more golden color and I find it doesn’t have a funky aftertaste either.
Pulse the nuts in a food processor until fine. Add the sweetener, coconut, and almond flour. Blend until you have course crumbs. Add the butter or coconut oil and press into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate.
How to Make a Coconut Cream Pie Using Coconut Milk
Now, don’t go buy a carton coconut milk in the refrigerator section of your grocery store because it won’t work in this recipe. You have to use canned coconut milk that has no other ingredients other than coconut milk and water.
That’s sometimes hard to find, and I’ve found pure coconut cream from Amazon works a lot better anyway because I don’t have to drain off any liquid.
If you do used canned coconut milk, refrigerate for 24 hours. When you’re ready to make your low carb coconut pie, open the can and scoop out the solid cream that’s formed at the top of the can into the mixing bowl. Save the watery part for smoothies or popsicles.
Beat the cream from two cans and powdered Swerve into stiff peaks and follow the recipe as normal.
Easy Low Carb Desserts Don’t Have to Be Complicated
One thing that’s bugged me about baking since I went low carb is the complexity of a lot of the recipes. I just want to make desserts as quick as I used to make gluten and carb laden goodies. That’s why I like this low carb coconut pie recipe. Quick, easy, and minimal ingredients.
If you looking for simple low carb goodies, take a look at my easy low carb desserts page. Our days are filled with work and family obligations, and at the end of the day baking shouldn’t take up our precious family time.