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HG's Crazy-Amazing Coconut Cream Pie
HG's Crazy-Amazing Coconut Cream Pie

Pie'd and Gone to Heaven
Your days of simply gazing at whipped cream–topped coconut desserts are over. Our Crazy-Amazing Coconut Cream Pie has arrived. Chew, people, CHEW!!!

Ingredients:

For Crust

1 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
2 sheets (8 crackers) low-fat honey graham crackers, broken into pieces
3 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/4 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)

For Filling and Topping
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
One 6-serving box Jell-O Sugar Free Fat Free Vanilla Instant pudding mix
2 cups Cool Whip Free, thawed and divided
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. shredded sweetened coconut, divided

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large pie pan lightly with nonstick spray and set aside.

Place cereal and graham cracker pieces in a blender or food processor, and grind to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add Splenda and set aside.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine butter with 2 tbsp. water. Microwave until just melted. Add to the medium bowl and stir contents until thoroughly mixed.

Evenly distribute crust mixture along the bottom of the pie pan, using your hands or a flat utensil to firmly press and form the crust. Press it into the edges and up along the sides of the pan.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

To make the filling, pour milk into a large bowl. Add coconut extract and pudding mix and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gently fold 1 cup Cool Whip into pudding mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup shredded coconut.

Once crust has cooled and filling has thickened, evenly spread filling into the crust. Spread remaining 1 cup Cool Whip over the filling. Refrigerate until completely chilled and set, at least 1 hour.

For a toasted coconut topping (optional), bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove, and add remaining 2 tbsp. shredded coconut. Stirring occasionally, cook for about 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool.

Just before serving, sprinkle toasted or un-toasted shredded coconut over the pie. Cut into 8 slices and enjoy!

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories: 143
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 365mg
Carbs: 24.5g
Fiber: 3.75g
Sugars: 7.5g
Protein: 2.5g

PointsPlus® value 4*

Coconut Cream Pie, Average
Coconut Cream Pie, Average

Coconut Scream Pie!
The problem with cream pie? It's a pie FILLED with CREAM... and SUGAR... and its gooey filling sits on top of a FAT-PACKED crust! So, it shouldn't really come as a surprise that this kind of pie clocks in with alarmingly high calorie and fat stats. But the coconut cream kind, in particular, is CRAZY high in fat. Coconut itself is fatty by nature. And it isn't inherently sweet like, say, peaches–so it requires LOTS of sugar to sweeten it to pie standards. Pssst... We have a secret. (OK, so it's not much of a secret considering we're emailing it to around a million people, but that doesn't make it any less cool.) Our coconut cream pie is made with creamy low-cal pudding, dreamy fat-free whipped stuff, and... well, COCONUT. (There's no getting around that.) The result is so delicious it'll leave you begging for more... and not feeling one bit embarrassed about it when you do.

Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories: 480
Fat: 27g
Sodium: 385mg
Carbs: 49g
Fiber: 1.25g
Sugars: 31g
Protein: 4.5g

PointsPlus® value 13*

CHEW ON THIS:
Today, August 17th, is National Vanilla Custard Day. That sounds a little dull to us. How about we add coconut... and put it in a pie crust... and top it with Cool Whip?! It might look something like this...
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