two 9" pies

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add coconut and 1/2 cup pecans; cook until golden, stirring frequently. Set mixture aside and let cool slightly.

Step 2

Combine cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.

Step 3

Layer 1/4 of cream cheese mixture in each pastry shell. Drizzle 1/4 of caramel topping over each pie. Sprinkle 1/4 coconut mixture evenly over each pie.

Step 4

Repeat layers with remaining cream cheese mixture, caramel topping, and coconut mixture. Cover and freeze pies at least 8 hours.

Step 5

Let frozen pies stand at room temperature 5 minutes before slicing. Garnish, if desired.

Christmas with Southern Living 1995

Ratings & Reviews

dpelaez's Review

May 25, 2012
I have made this during the holidays as something different from traditional desserts like pumpkin pie. This pie has always been a big hit and even the pickiest of eaters in the family request this. It's also great because you can make it ahead and free up the oven and refrigerator for other menu items.