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Mini Coconut Cream Pies

There is no better way to start the week than with a big, giant SURPRISE! Especially when it’s a surprise for someone as positively lovely as Christina – our lovely friend Dessert for Two! We’re all here today to help celebrate her impending nuptials and how better to celebrate than with oodles of treats from some of the best bloggers we know!

How I wish that we were all closer together so we could celebrate in person, but in lieu of that I wanted to bring some very quick and easy Mini Coconut Cream Pies to the proceedings. These mini coconut cream pies come together in a snap with minimal cooking time and maximum flavor. When everyone is together celebrating something as great as a wedding the last thing you want to do is be tied up in the kitchen. These will get you back to the party in no time flat.

Coconut cream pie just makes me think of sitting on a beach in Hawai’i honeymoon style, sipping on colorful cocktails with little umbrellas, enjoying the sand between my freshly manicured wedding toesies and reveling in all the greatness that is newlywedded bliss. It’s a fabulously giddy feeling that you’ll be feeling soon enough Christina! We all wish you nothing but the best in this new life adventure. Congratulations doll face!

Join the rest of us as we celebrate Christina with lots of food to go around with the recipe for the Mini-Coconut Cream Pies located below.

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Chocolate Covered Cheerios –  Cookies and Cups

Sweet and Salty Party Cookies – Keep It Sweet Desserts

And then there was one. And I ate ’em.

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Mini Coconut Cream Pies

All the flavor of the traditional Coconut Cream Pie, made in pre-made phyllo dough cups for quick preparation. Perfect for parties.

Yield: 30 Mini Pies

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes + 1 Hour Chill Time.

Total Time: 35 Minutes + 1 Hour Chill Time

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Pie Filling:
30 Pre-Baked Frozen Mini Phyllo Cups, 2 packages
3/4 cup Coconut Milk
½ cup Milk
⅓ cup Sugar
¼ Shredded Coconut
Pinch of Salt
3 Egg Yolks
1 ½ Tbsp Corn Starch
1 Tbsp Butter, cut into 4 pieces.
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
¾ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Rum or Rum Flavoring
¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
Toasted Shredded Coconut for garnish


For the Filling:
In sauce pan, bring coconut milk, milk, one half of the sugar, shredded coconut and salt to a gentle simmer over medium heat. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, other half of the sugar and cornstarch until it is smooth. Gently temper the egg yolk mixture by SLOWLY whisking in the heated coconut and milk mixture. Whisk constantly. Pour whole mixture back into sauce pan and over medium heat whisk constantly until the mixture starts to thicken - about 1 minute. Add in cubed butter and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth and butter has melted. Immediately remove from heat and pour into bowl. Press plastic wrap onto the top of the custard and place in fridge for at least one hour to cool.

For topping:
In stand mixer, whip the heavy cream, sugar, rum, and vanilla together until soft peaks form.

When ready to finish dollop up about 1 Tablespoon of coconut cream into the phyllo cups. Or spoon coconut cream into plastic bag and snip off the end of the bag - piping the cream into the phyllo cups. Top with prepared whipped cream topping by either dolloping on top or piping on top of the coconut custard. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and serve.

Best served immediately or can be left in fridge to chill for no more than 1-2 hours.

Inspired by ATK's Coconut Cream Pie.


49 Responses to “Mini Coconut Cream Pies”

  1. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 14, 2013 @ 4:13 am

    These are adorable! They were a perfect choice for a shower. I agree, though, it would be so much more fun if we could all celebrate in person!

  2. #
    Madison @ Espresso and Cream — January 14, 2013 @ 4:56 am

    These are so darn cute! I love anything mini, especially in the form of coconut cream pie!

  3. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — January 14, 2013 @ 5:09 am

    Well, I might be able to eat like 30 of these…ok maybe 25, whatever.

  4. #
    DessertForTwo — January 14, 2013 @ 5:10 am

    Megan!!! Thank you SO much! I adore coconut cream pies! This surprise shower has me in tears over here…happy tears! How many more do you think I’ll shed on the wedding day? None, right? Weddings aren’t emotional at all, are they? H.e.l.p. 😉

    I’m so lucky to call you my friend!
    Love ya!
    xoxo x a million,

  5. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — January 14, 2013 @ 5:26 am

    SO cute! What a great shower idea!

  6. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — January 14, 2013 @ 5:26 am

    Awwww if I ever have another baby… which will be never. I want these at my baby shower. Coconut Cream Pie is my favorite!

  7. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — January 14, 2013 @ 6:20 am

    These are so cute! Love anything mini!

  8. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 14, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    Oh my gosh how cute!! I could eat about 10.

  9. #
    Cookbook Queen — January 14, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    These look gorgeous!! And I love that I can eat them with my hands…I have found that silverware usually just gets in the way.

  10. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — January 14, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    these look so dreamy and perfect!! i love the bite-sized pies – perfect for a bridal shower! now, can we have a real life one so i can actually shove 3 of these in my mouth?

  11. #
    mary — January 14, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    What a great idea to use phyllo cups – these are just the sweetest things ever!
    Mary x

  12. #
    Carol | a cup of mascarpone — January 14, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Loving these since seeing them on Instagram! Couldn’t wait for the recipe! Echoing other comments, a must at a wedding or baby shower!

  13. #
    Karly — January 14, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    I don’t even like coconut, but because these are adorable and mini, I will eat three of them and I will love it.

  14. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — January 14, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    Oh my god, Megan. Be still my heart! My love for coconut knows no bounds and is the very core of my existence –seriously. These mini pies are TOO cute!

  15. #
    katie — January 14, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    These look fabulous! I know my parents would go ga-ga over these since they love coconut cream pie!

  16. #
    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — January 14, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    This might be the perfect dessert. Unless you dipped these in chocolate… then THAT would be the perfect dessert. YUM!

  17. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — January 14, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    Mmm, now you’ve made me crave a pinacolada! These look so tropical and yummy…what a great treat for the party. 🙂

  18. #
    Shea Goldstein — January 14, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    So cute! I bet they’re delicious 🙂

  19. #
    Susan P — January 14, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    This recipe looks amazing….where do you find pre-made phyllo cups? Would love to try this for an upcoming get-together I’m having.

    • Megan replied: — January 14th, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

      Susan, you can find them in most grocery store frozen aisles. They will be near frozen pie crusts, fruits, and frozen pre-made pies. Good luck and I hope this is a big hit with your get-together friends!

  20. #
    Joanne — January 14, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I don’t see myself being able to go to Hawaii any time soon, so perhaps I’ll just whip up a batch of these, turn up the heat in my apartment, put on a hulu skirt and pretend. It’ll be awesome.

    These are so cute!

  21. #
    Kathryn — January 14, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    These are so adorable – I love them! Perfect for Christina 😀

  22. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 14, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    Wow, these look dangerously good! I’m sure I could have a dozen of these in a single serving!

  23. #
    Krissy's Creations — January 14, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    These are too cute! Perfect for Christina’s shower 🙂

  24. #
    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — January 14, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    I love small food! These are so sweet and just perfect for a bridal or baby shower.

  25. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — January 14, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

    Awesome, I love coconut milk in anything from sweets to curries! Congrats to Christina 🙂

  26. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — January 14, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    You all are so sweet – I love how blogging brings people together and it’s great to give and receive support from one another. Your cream pies look wonderful and I know Christina would LOVE them!

  27. #
    Noble Pig - Cathy — January 15, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    Will these be at the wedding? I hope I’m invited!

  28. #
    Baking Serendipity — January 15, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    Sitting on a beach sounds exactly perfect right now…and so do these mini pies!

  29. #
    Yvonne @ bitter baker — January 18, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    These look delicious!! I actually love coconut cream pies. I would have them anyday, anytime — I can’t believe I’ve never made them! That’s about to change though 🙂

  30. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — January 23, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    Love this!!!! yum!!! will definitely give this one a try!

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    Cheryl — November 23, 2013 @ 5:02 am

    Hi! This is about the mini coconut cream pies. I have a question. When you ask for 1/4 coconut is that the real coconut or what cones in the bag? Thanks I want to try it!

    • Megan replied: — November 23rd, 2013 @ 7:02 am

      Cheryl, It’s the kind that comes in a bag. Sorry for any confusion.

  34. #
    Stefania Cubelli — September 5, 2014 @ 11:25 am

    Can you clarify how much sugar is being used for this recipe? The list says 1/3 cup…are we supposed to half the 1/3?

    Help! I’m looking to make these little treats this weekend!


  35. #
    Lauralli — September 5, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    Just answering since I’m not sure you’ll get a response on this old post. It looks to me like you use the 1/3 cup. Just half (roughly, you don’t have to be completely technical with this) at first, then add the other half with the egg yolks and cornstarch. Hope that helps!

  36. #
    Diane Weiss — May 13, 2015 @ 6:17 am

    Perfect idea for little tea party. Tiny baby coconut cream pies for every one. Seriously, who can say no right? Totally into it. Can’t wait to see everyone reaction. 

  37. #
    Dawn Forson — December 23, 2015 @ 7:31 am

    I’m trying to make this and the list says 1/4 coconut.  Do you mean 1/4 CUP of shredded sweetened coconut that comes in a bag?  Please clarify.  Merry Christmas!


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