coconut cream pie

Coconut Cream Pie

  • Author: Rosana | Yoga of Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pie 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: American


This coconut cream pie features an oat and pecan crust, a creamy coconut filling layer topped with a generous amount of fresh whipped cream and topped with toasted coconut chips. The perfect make ahead dessert!



To make the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

To make the Coconut Cream filling:

  • 1/4 cup whole milk, cold
  • 1 envelope (about 2½ teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, from a can
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream, high fat
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Splash of vanilla extract


To make the crust:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. 

2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients and process until coarsely ground. Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch tart pan.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Allow to cool.

To make the Coconut Cream filling:

  1. In a small bowl, place 1/4 cup cold milk and sprinkle with the gelatin, whisking with a fork. Set aside for 5 minutes or until spongy.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine heavy cream and coconut milk and bring to nearly a boil.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the cornstarch, gelatin, sugar and vanilla, and add to the saucepan, whisking until fully incorporated.
  4. Lightly whisk the egg yolks in a bowl and gradually whisk in about half the mixture.
  5. Transfer the milk-egg mixture back over the heat and let the mixture simmer for a couple of minutes as you whisk, until it has thickened.
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the butter. Stir until the butter has melted. Stir in the coconut flakes.
  7. Allow to cool before pouring the cream into the pie crust. Refrigerate it until firm, about 3 to 4 hours.

For the Whipped Cream:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream and sugar on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Spread whipped cream on top, just before serving. Garnish with toasted coconut chips. Enjoy!