Pina Colada Pie

This Pina Colada Pie is definitely a new favorite! It’s so light and summery and the pineapple and coconut flavors are TO DIE FOR! I’m in love with it.

Pina Colada Pie - a light, mousse-like coconut filling with a pineapple topping and whipped cream! To die for!
Pina Colada Pie - a light, mousse-like coconut filling with a pineapple topping and whipped cream! To die for!

Today, this pie is for a celebration! The guest of honor is a big fan of all things coconut and tropical, so pina colada is perfect. We are celebrating a virtual baby shower for Zainab of Blahnik Baker! Yay!

I’ve been following Zainab’s blog for some time now. She has some of the most beautiful treats (like this Coconut Lemon Layer Cake, Pink Velvet Cupcakes and this AMAZING minion cake). I finally got the chance to meet her in person back in February at the Food Blog Forum conference at Disney World. It was that weekend over lunch that she told us she was pregnant!

Exciting!

She is so sweet and I’m so excited for her. What a crazy new adventure! And she’s due in a month!

Pina Colada Pie - a light, mousse-like coconut filling with a pineapple topping and whipped cream! To die for!
Pina Colada Pie - a light, mousse-like coconut filling with a pineapple topping and whipped cream! To die for!

So we are celebrating with pie. And this is not just any pie. It really is so darn good, you will not want to share. I really, really didn’t. But I’m working on my fitness and eating a whole pie myself just wasn’t in the cards. However I did eat more of this pie than most things I’ve made recently. #truth

The filling is super light, made with cream cheese and Cool Whip. You could definitely use homemade whipped cream too. The filling is flavored with coconut extract and little coconut rum. Not exactly baby friendly, I know, but it’s pina colada! You could totally leave it out though and add a touch more extract.

The pineapple filling is next. OMG.

Pina Colada Pie - a light, mousse-like coconut filling with a pineapple topping and whipped cream! To die for!
Pina Colada Pie - a light, mousse-like coconut filling with a pineapple topping and whipped cream! To die for!

I actually had to make this pie multiple times because of this layer. The first time it wasn’t thick enough and the pie was more coconut than pineapple, thus missing out on the perfect combination of two wonderful flavors that make a pina colada.

The light, mousse-y coconut layer with the fruity pineapple layer is just to die for. I know I keep saying that, but really.

The only way to make it better was to top it with fresh whipped cream flavored with a little bit of pineapple and coconut.

You really have to make this pie. It’s begging you to make it. I’M begging you to make it. I mean, it’s for a good cause. It’s a celebration pie. 🙂

And be sure to check out all the other tasty food everyone else “brought” to the shower! It all looks so good!

Blackberry Coconut Cupcakes, by Baking a Moment
Blueberry Coconut Meusli Bars, by The Spiffy Cookie
Blueberry-Ginger Coconut Cheesecake Popsicles, by Floating Kitchen
Caramel Coconut Cluster Bars, by Eats Well with Others
Chocolate Coconut Cake, by Brunch with Joy
Coconut Breakfast Pudding with Sauteed Nectarines, by Cooking and Beer
Coconut Cake, by I am Baker
Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream, by The Recipe Rebel
Coconut Energy Bites, by The Kitchenarium
Coconut Key Lime Angel Food Cake Roll, by Flavor the Moments
Coconut Key Lime Pie Cookie Bars, by Two in the Kitchen
Coconut Key Lime Macarons, by Life Made Sweeter
Coconut, Lime, and White Chocolate Milkshake, by A Clean Bake
Coconut Pineapple Banana Smoothie, by The Bitter Side of Sweet
Coconut Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp, by Healthy Nibbles and Bits
Coconut Sweet Potato Muffins, by Luci’s Morsels
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Coconut, by The Cooking Actress
Key Lime Coconut Button Sandwich Cookies, by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Key Lime Coconut Pound Cake, by Grandbaby Cakes
Lavender Coconut Macarons, by Broma Bakery
Macaroon Tarts with Ginger Coconut Whipped Cream and Pineapple, by A Cookie Named Desire
Mango Coconut Donuts, by Chez Catey Lou
Mango Coconut Smoothie, by Jessica in the Kitchen
Mango Summer Cake, by Keep it Sweet Desserts
Mini Coconut Cream Pies, by Hip Foodie Mom
Skinny Blueberry Lime Scones, by Club Narwhal
Spiced Lentils with Toasted Coconut, by This Gal Cooks
Toasted Coconut Banana Meringue Pie, by The Sweet {Tooth} Life
Triple Coconut Rum Layer Cake, by bethcakes
Tropical Pineapple Coconut Sangria, by Shared Appetite
White Chocolate Coconut Key Lime Cookies, by Culinary Couture

Pina Colada Pie - a light, mousse-like coconut filling with a pineapple topping and whipped cream! To die for!

Pina Colada Pie

Yield: 8 or 9 inch pie

Ingredients

One Unbaked Pie Crust

Pineapple Filling
2/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
16 oz can crushed pineapple, with juice
2/3 cup water
1/4 tsp vanilla

Coconut Cream Filling
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp coconut extract
1 tbsp coconut rum
6 oz cool whip

Whipped Cream
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp pineapple juice
1/4 tsp coconut extract

Instructions

1. Bake pie crust in an 8 or 9 inch pie pan according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in pineapple, including juice (except reserve 2 tbsp juice for whipped cream), and water.
3. Cook over medium-high heat, stir constantly until mixture thickens and come to a boil, about 10 minutes.
4. Allow to boil for 1 1/2 minutes, then remove from heat.
5. Stir in vanilla extract and set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
6. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, sugar, coconut extract and coconut rum together in a medium sized bowl until smooth. Stir in whipped cream.
7. Pour filling into cooled pie crust and smooth into an even layer
8. Top cream cheese mixture with pineapple mixture. Spread into an even layer.
9. Refrigerate until firm.
10. To make the whipped cream, whip heavy whipping cream until it begins to thicken.
11. Add powdered sugar, pineapple juice and coconut extract and whip until stiff peaks form.
12. Spread whipped cream on the top of the pie and top with pineapple slices, toasted coconut and cherries.
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Enjoy!

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