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Pineapple-Coconut Cream Pie

Pineapple-Coconut Cream Pie

Cooking Light JUNE 1999

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)


  • Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-calorie vanilla wafer crumbs (about 40 cookies)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 (15 1/4-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • 1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon flaked sweetened coconut, toasted


Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare crust, combine first 3 ingredients; toss with a fork until moist. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

To prepare filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and egg in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Heat milk over medium-high heat in a medium, heavy saucepan to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Gradually add hot milk to sugar mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return milk mixture to pan. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 3 minutes), stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in pineapple, 1/4 cup coconut, and ginger. Place pan in a large ice-filled bowl for 15 minutes or until egg mixture is chilled; stir occasionally.

Remove pan from ice. Fold in whipped topping, and spoon mixture into prepared crust. Sprinkle top with toasted coconut. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 261
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 5.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 43.2g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 152mg
  • Calcium: 87mg

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