5/26/09

toasted coconut, blueberry-strawberry pie



Would you believe I have another coconut recipe? This one isn't so fancy or crazy, just a simple strawberry and blueberry pie with toasted coconut on top.
All of the flavors really did meld well very together.
This pie did not go to hubbys' work (sorry guys), it was devoured at home.
I must share with you that when this was baking there was the smell of blueberry pie throughout the house as well as toasted coconut; it was really a 3D-unique'ish smell. I loved it.





blueberry-strawberry pie w/ toasted coconut
print recipe
(basic blueberry pie sort of adapted from Gourmet )

For the dough:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
1 large egg yolk, beaten lightly with 1 1/2 tablespoons ice water

For the filling:
3 TB cornstarch
3 TB rum
2 TB fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 - 3 cups fresh blueberries (depending how thick you want your pie)
1 & 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped into 1 inch pieces
about 1 cup +/- of sweetened coconut

some heavy cream as a pie wash for the top then sprinkle on about 1 1/2 TB coarse sugar

Make the dough: In a bowl stir together the flour, the sugar, and the salt. Add the butter, and blend the mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Add the yolk mixture, toss the mixture until the liquid is incorporated, and form the dough into a ball. Dust the dough with flour and chill it, wrapped in plastic wrap, for 1 hour.

Make the filling: In a large bowl stir together the cornstarch, the rum, the lemon juice, the sugar, and the cinnamon. Add the blueberries, and combine the mixture well.

Pour the filling into a 6- to 7-cup deep gratin dish or other shallow baking dish. (I used a deep dish/gratin). Roll out the dough slightly larger than the dish. Roll out the dough slightly larger than the dish on a floured surface and drape it over the filling. Fold the overhang under, pressing the dough to the edge of the dish, and crimp the edge decoratively. Make slits and holes in the crust for air vents, brush the crust with the heavy cream, and sprinkle it with the coarse sugar.
Bake the pie on a baking sheet in the middle of a preheated 375 degree F oven for 1 hour to 1 1/4 hours, or until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden.
**Now, if you want a toasted coconut topping, during the last 15 to 20 minutes of cooking remove pie from over, gently brush the top of the pie with a beaten egg and then sprinkle on the sweetened coconut. (using an egg wash not heavy cream, this time around helps the coconut adhere). Make the coconut topping as thin or as thick as you like.**
When done baking, transfer the pie to a rack and let it cool.

65 comments:

  1. 365 days of Coconut. That's your cookbook- I think you can do it, you obsessed woman. :)

    This looks delicious!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That coconut topping won me over. I am usually not a huge pie fan, but with berries and coconut, watch out! I could probably eat the whole pie!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh my gosh. I can *almost* taste it! It's beautiful! And what a great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey! Love the new header. This pie looks awesome! I bet it smelled just incredible while baking!! Did you guys have a nice memorial day weekend? I hope so!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have nothing to say.....damn I want this pie!

    ReplyDelete
  6. HAHAHA 3D smell, I love it!
    It looks very moist and juicy, delicious! Some things are better kept and devoured at home, plus, pies don't travel very well ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. my god that looks magical! lovely colors and i LOVE coconut :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Going nuts with coconuts =P yum yum!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. ooo, I would love this pie with coconut and blueberry and strawberry! Excellent!

    ReplyDelete
  10. wow, that looks scrumptious! I love fruit pies and toasted coconut.. so yum!

    ReplyDelete
  11. just. delicious.

    oh. my!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love everything coconut and now for some strange reason I want coconut grilled shrimp. drooollll...sounds and looks amazing.

    Like the new header too.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This looks and sounds devine!

    ReplyDelete
  14. You are the national spokeswoman for coconut! And I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  15. You are coco-obsessed! Lol. I love the red, white and blue pie.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am loving all the uses of coconut lately. Keep it up, Dawn! The pie looks and sounds divine and I know my husband would be shocked if I made this for him. He is such a nut for fruit pies.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow, that is suck a cool combo, I would never have put those together. YUM!

    ReplyDelete
  18. if you subbed in raspberries, i think that would be my dream pie. it's pretty close though! lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  19. yum! looks like it'd be good colors for 4th of july!

    ReplyDelete
  20. It must've smelled like heaven. It's your red, white and blue pie that would be great for the 4th of July.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sounds very good. I love the topping!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am totally drooling right now. Love coconut on anything. After I saw your coconut cheesit thingies I had to put coconut on my chocolate bark last week. Yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow, amazing Dawn! I've never seen coconut on top of a blueberry pie! I can imagine the smell! Wish I could have been there to taste and smell. :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh my! I don't think I've ever made a pie using coconut. Just great with those berries!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love everything about this. Although as much as I love the fruits, the coconut won me over. LOL.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love the mix of strawberries and blueberries. Another great recipe Dawn!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am not a big coconut fan, but this pie was absolutely delicious. I really enjoyed it and I have to admit I got more than a few glances from co-workers when I was eating it!

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a crazy combo...it sounds mouth-watering...yum.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I would have never thought of that - although I am really glad you did - because I cannot wait to try it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Will you PLEASE move to Portland and be my neighbor...PLEASE? This looks like the most beautiful pie I've ever seen. Another amazing creation Dawn!

    The new header looks cute.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hot damn, Dawn...we must cook for each other. I'll do the savory, you the desserts. I want toasted coconut like a PDQ.

    ReplyDelete
  32. That looks just incredible! And, now I'd like a piece of that and some tea, please.

    ReplyDelete
  33. gosh, I love anything with coconut on top...but made with seasonal blueberries and strawberries, even better!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Yum! Interesting combo! I just discovered that I liked coconut this year. .

    ReplyDelete
  35. i think i need to make a blueberry pie... coconut sounds like a lovely addition:) in anything, really!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Oh wow, does this ever look amazing! I have a weird thing with blueberries in that I like them in things like pancakes and muffins but not so much in pies. However, this is definitely making me change my mind. I think it's the coconut! I am bookmarking it for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Bring on the coconut sista!
    Love the pie. I would have kept it a home as well!

    ReplyDelete
  38. It's fantastic Dawn, I love your pictures!! That last one made me want to stab the screen to get a bite!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Dear God, girl....if I make all of these wonderful recipes I'm finding here and step on the bathroom scale..it will.....EXPLODE!
    Oh, so what.......as long as it doesn't break the window, it's all good.
    This pie looks AMAZING Dawn! :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Dear Lord, Dawn! That is simply gorgeous - and all of my favorites: berries, coconut and PIE!

    Keep the coconut coming...

    ReplyDelete
  41. Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! GREAT!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Two of my favorites in one dessert, coconut & blueberries. I would be in haven to taste this.

    ReplyDelete
  43. You should rename your blog to reflect your love of all things coconut!

    This is a very Memorial Day-sh recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  44. The coconut topping looks so pretty! I love how toasty, but white it looks against the colourful fruit.

    ReplyDelete
  45. fancy and crazy? no. stupendous and slobber-inducing? yes ma'am. and hey--it's perfect for the 4th of july. :)

    ReplyDelete
  46. Well that first pick just about knocked me out of the chair. There can never, ever be too much coconut. Cuckoo for coconut... make that a book :)

    Awesome job buddy... sometimes you just have to keep the good ones for yourself right?

    ReplyDelete
  47. This looks so pretty! I love the coconut topping, it sounds really unique.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I love strawberries and blueberries together--the coconut puts it over the top. Beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  49. I bet that coconut on top gave it great texture!

    ReplyDelete
  50. This pie looks amazing. I would not of thought of paring blueberries and strawberries with coconut in a pie..
    Beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  51. What a lovely pie! My hubby may love coconut almost as much as you do - he would gobble this right up!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Oooh, love the coconut topping. this pie looks perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  53. MMMMM...Dawn! This coconut, blueberry & strawberry tarte looks fabulous!!!
    Rich, apart & so delicious! All the way,....
    You can come over any time to Brussels & bake this beauty for me!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Hi! How are you this morning? Hope you're doing well. Some good stretches via yoga- http://www.yogaisyummy.net/?page_id=34 and http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/finder/browse_categories. Youtube always has some good stretching videos too! Hope this helps

    ReplyDelete
  55. As for me you can have as many coconut recipes as you like, I love it! I can believe you, this must have smelled fantastic!!!

    ReplyDelete
  56. oh my goodness... this looks delicious! fabulous job!

    ReplyDelete
  57. This looks so fabulous Dawn! I bet the aroma was heavenly - I would eat half of your pie in one sitting it looks so good.

    ReplyDelete
  58. You mean there's none left?! Darn. The berry lusciousness is totally calling out to me!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Dawn, Dawn, Dawn...if only you knew the power your desserts had over me. I see these things you post about, and literally, my stomach starts growling immediately. This pie looks awesome. You can post about as much coconut as you like; I love the stuff! This pie looks incredible. Fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  60. I'm kind of going crazy over this recipe right now!!!!!!!!
    A
    M
    A
    Z
    I
    N
    G
    !

    ReplyDelete
  61. That pie looks amazing! I like the sound of the coconut and berry combo!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Love that coconut top!

    Also love your blog! I just followed you and added you to my blog roll!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Oh my gosh!
    That looks absolutely amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  64. it looks delicious. unique recipe, thanks

    ReplyDelete

I love your comments, they make my day!

Share

Get This