Monday, September 16, 2013

Coconutty Goodness

Pies are by far one of my most desired sweet treats. Since pie making, traditional or SFGF, is a time consuming task it rarely gets to the top of my "to do" list. This is why I knew that my Dad (who is following a very strict SFGF lifestyle) would really appreciate this labor of love. This crust recipe can be used for nay number of single layered pies. It is sweet, with a slight coconut flavor.

Coconut Cream Pie

Crust: (makes 2 thin crusts)
3/4 cup coconut flour½ cup coconut oil
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 eggs
¼ tsp sea salt

1) Preheat oven to 375˚F
2) Pulse the coconut flour, shredded coconut and salt in food processor until well combined.
3) Add the eggs and coconut oil and continue to pulse until a dough ball forms (can be refrigerated and prepared later if you prefer).
4) Divide dough into two parts. Place mixture into pie plate and work it evenly up the sides and bottom of the dish.
5) Using a fork, pierce holes in the bottom of the crust.
6) Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool completely before filling.

At this point you can make a whole bunch and freeze them for future use.

Chocolate Coating: (makes 1 pie)
8 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 tbs + 1 tsp heavy cream (or butter)
2 tsp xylitol (or to your taste)

1) Melt the chocolate small saucepan, over low heat.
2) Add heavy cream and xylitol. Mix to combine, stirring constantly.
3) Spread chocolate mixture over the crust and refrigerate until dried or while you're making the filling.

Coconut Cream Filling: (makes 1 pie)
1 can full fat coconut milk (light won't work)
1 large egg
3 Tbsp arrowroot powder
3 Tbsp xylitol
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
⅛ sea salt

1) Combine the coconut milk, egg, arrowroot powder, sweetener and salt in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until it thickens. This can take a little while but make sure it thickens well.
2) Stir in the shredded coconut and vanilla extract.
3) Pour the filling over the cooled crust and chocolate refrigerate for about 4 hours or until the coconut layer is firm.
4) Top with Whipped Cream lightly sweetened with your favorite sweetener. We like to use a tiny bit of maple syrup and keep any remainder for our morning coffees.
5) Add to that some lightly toasted coconut and enjoy!

This is the kind of pie one can have for breakfast and not feel the least bit guilty about it!

3/4 cup sifted coconut flour 1/2 cup palm shortening 1/2 cup shredded coconut 2 pastured eggs 1/4 tsp. sea salt Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 375. 2. Whiz the coconut flour, shredded coconut, and salt in a food processor and pulse until well combined. 3. Add the eggs and palm shortening and continue to pulse until the dough forms a ball. 4. Remove the dough from the food processor. If you want two crusts, split the mixture in two ...

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makes 1 thick crust or 2 thin crusts - I have linked to the products from my affiliate partners that I personally use and recommend. Ingredients 3/4 cup sifted coconut flour 1/2 cup palm shortening 1/2 cup shredded coconut 2 pastured eggs 1/4 tsp. sea salt Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 375. 2. Whiz the coconut flour, shredded coconut, and salt in a food processor and pulse until well combined. 3. Add the eggs and palm shortening ...

Read More at www.deliciousobsessions.com/2012/02/coconut-flour-pie-crust-gluten-and-grain-free/ © Delicious Obsessions
3/4 cup sifted coconut flour 1/2 cup palm shortening 1/2 cup shredded coconut 2 pastured eggs 1/4 tsp. sea salt Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 375. 2. Whiz the coconut flour, shredded coconut, and salt in a food processor and pulse until well combined. 3. Add the eggs and palm shortening and continue to pulse until the dough forms a ball. 4. Remove the dough from the food processor. If you want two crusts, split the mixture in two ...

Read More at www.deliciousobsessions.com/2012/02/coconut-flour-pie-crust-gluten-and-grain-free/ © Delicious Obsessions