Almond Joy Pie

This Almond Joy Pie is pure coconut heaven! With all the sweets in our house right now, this is the one I cannot. stop. eating. I imagined it to be good, but not this good! And even though you have to use the stove a little bit, there’s no actual baking required so it’s super easy to make!

Whew! What a busy week this has been! No new giveaways today, but be sure to check out the other two from this week. I’m giving away a KitchenAid Mixer and an iPad Mini! You don’t want to miss out! Plus, there’s a Back To School $400 cash giveaway happening too. Gotta love free stuff!

Almond Joy Pie - a custard-like pie full of coconut flavor, topped with chocolate sauce, coconut, almonds and whipped cream
Almond Joy Pie - a custard-like pie full of coconut flavor, topped with chocolate sauce, coconut, almonds and whipped cream

Many times, I wish I was able to hand you a fork through the computer screen and give you free samples. Free samples are the best. It’s one of the few reasons to brave going to Costco on a Sunday. They are just fun. Plus, you could discover a totally fun new food you wouldn’t have normally tried.

I wish you could sample this pie through the screen so you’d know just how good it is, buy the ingredients and make it. If you like coconut even a smidge, you’ll love this pie. Seriously.

Almond Joy Pie - a custard-like pie full of coconut flavor, topped with chocolate sauce, coconut, almonds and whipped cream
Almond Joy Pie - a custard-like pie full of coconut flavor, topped with chocolate sauce, coconut, almonds and whipped cream

And it’s easy to make – another reason to love it. There are times that you don’t want to deal with the oven and waiting for something to bake for 30 minutes, then cool, etc and this pie is great for those times. Sure, you have to use the stove, but it’s only for a few minutes. Then you pour the filling into the crust and the refrigerator does the rest of the work.

I’m pretty lucky this week because I have to do less work than usual. My mother- and sister-in-law are in town and it’s quite nice because my SIL likes to help me bake, so things go quicker with her help and it’s someone to chat with my while I bake. Normally I’m on my own or dancing around to whatever my music of choice is that day.

And my MIL is rockin’ it as my dish washing fairy. It’s been totally awesome coming home every day to having all the dishes done and put away. I could get used to that. I pay with desserts, so I guess it works out. 🙂 She even got to try this pie and was a fan like the rest of us!

Almond Joy Pie - a custard-like pie full of coconut flavor, topped with chocolate sauce, coconut, almonds and whipped cream
Almond Joy Pie - a custard-like pie full of coconut flavor, topped with chocolate sauce, coconut, almonds and whipped cream

They’ll be here this weekend and part of next. They are originally from South Africa, but moved here to the U.S. about 20 years ago. There’s a South African restaurant we’ve heard about in Atlanta and I think we’ll be making our way down there for dinner this weekend. I’m curious to see what kind of food and flavors they’ve got going on. Yay for the weekend!

Do you have anything fun planned? Maybe you’ll be making a delicious Almond Joy Pie? 😉

Almond Joy Pie - a custard-like pie full of coconut flavor, topped with chocolate sauce, coconut, almonds and whipped cream
Almond Joy Pie - a custard-like pie full of coconut flavor, topped with chocolate sauce, coconut, almonds and whipped cream

Almond Joy Pie

Ingredients

Oreo Crust
2 cups Oreo crumbs
4 tbsp butter, melted

Coconut filling
2 tbsp + 2 tsp cornstarch
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coconut extract

Topping
chocolate sauce for topping
flaked coconut
whipped cream
almond slices

Instructions

1. Add melted butter to oreo crumbs and mix until combined.
2. Press oreo mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie pan, then set aside.
3. Whisk the cornstarch and 1/4 cup milk together in a small bowl. Set aside.
4. Add remaining milk, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, flaked coconut, vanilla and coconut extract to a pan and whisk over medium heat until well combined and warm.
5. Add the cornstarch mixture to the coconut mixture.
6. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk. It will begin to thicken.
7. Once boiling, stir continuously for about 2 minutes, until fully thickened.
8. Pour mixture into crust, then refrigerate until firm.
9. Once pie is firm, drizzle with chocolate sauce, then sprinkle additional coconut flakes on top.
10. Pipe whipped cream around the edges of the pie, the sprinkle sliced almonds over pie. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Enjoy!

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Recipes from friends:
Almond Joy Bites from Will Cook For Smiles
Almond Joy Cookies from Roxana’s Home Baking
Almond Joy Ice Cream from Mom on Timeout