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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chocolate Macaroon Pie

    I have been wanting to make Matt some sort of coconut pie.  The problem is, there are so many to choose from.  The macaroon pies have been catching my eye, but they are all missing the best part... the chocolate!  Isn't that what makes the macaroon so yummy?  The chocolate dipped bottom is so good.  So I set out to make my own recipe.  I thought about trying to put a layer of chocolate under a macaroon topping, but I ended up mixing cocoa in for chocolate throughout.  I also amped up the coconut.  After all, that is the key to making it a macaroon.

    What I ended up with was a fudgey, coconutty, sweet and rich yummy pie of goodness.  If you would have asked me a year or two ago, I would have told you I didn't like coconut.  Yet, I have always loved Thai curries and I cook with coconut oil.  So, I decided to give it a try recently.  Low and behold, I like it!  I'm glad I opened my  mind... or this would have never happened.



Chocolate Macaroon Pie

Ingredients:

6 T butter, softened
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 T cocoa powder
3 T flour
1 cup sugar



  1. Preaheat oven to 325 F
  2. Prepare the crust in a pie dish
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients
  4. Spread in the pie crust
  5. Bake at 325 F for an hour
  6. Cool and serve

The macaroon pies I used as inspiration all said to eat them completely cooled.  However, this tastes like a fudgy coconut brownie when eaten warm (not that I would have jumped the gun and tried it or anything!)



16 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love coconut, I love macaroons, and I love coconut pie. Adding chocolate to the mix brings it to a new level of deliciousness!

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  2. Wow! Saw this at Tumbleweed Contessa's party this morning and had to come get a closer look! pinned this one to try soon- looks great! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks! I am embarrassed to say how quickly it disappeared with just the three of us eating it. Especially when we only gave the little guy a few bites and kept the rest of ourselves!

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  3. Chocolate and coconut pie - looks so yummy! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds as most popular! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! This pie worked out even better than I imagined. It was so good!

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  4. Matt is a lucky guy! What a great pie. Thanks for sharing on the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up. Keep those recipes coming -- we love them all! Bridget/TheRecipeWench

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    1. Thanks for hosting! We were both really happy with how this turned out... and really sad when it was gone!

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  5. Wow, what a delicious looking pie, I'd love to eat some with ice cream. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. Oooh, yes! Some ice cream over the warm pie would be heavenly. I wish I would have thought of that. Thanks for hosting!

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  6. OK, wow, I'm not usually big on coconut either but this looks amazing! I think I'm going to need to give it another try :)

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    1. You should! I used to avoid it at all costs, but have been enjoying a few different recipes with it in there lately. Of course some chocolate never hurt the cause!

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  7. What a bunch of fudgy, crunchy, chocolate goodness this is!! Great idea, Carlee. And Happy Throwback Thursday!!

    Mollie

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    1. Thanks you, this coconut stuff has really been growing on me lately!

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