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Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache

Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache | Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com #vegan

This had to happen. It was inevitable. With all of the vegan coconut whipped cream I have been whipping up lately pie had to happen.

Have you ever made homemade chocolate ganache? It is very simple and something you need to do asap…

Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache | Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com #vegan

Between the coconut whipped cream and the chocolate ganache you might have a hard time actually making the pie.

This pie could not be simpler to prepare ~ the issue lies in how much self control you have with your spoon.

Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache | Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com #vegan

You might alternately swap between spoonfuls of whipped cream and ganache while you are waiting for the crust to cool.

For that very reason you might want to make a double batch of each.

Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache | Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com #vegan

Gluten free, Paleo and people on grain free diets can eat this pie too. Your welcome. So can the vegan folks.

Nut lovers you are in luck too!

Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache | Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com #vegan

Are you going to be making a bunch of pies for Thanksgiving or holiday parties? Along with the tried and true pumpkin and pecan pie you should really make this cream pie.

The great thing about this whipped cream is it tends to stay really sturdy even at room temperature.

This all depends on how thick your coconut milk is to begin with. Experiment with different brands as they vary greatly. Trader Joe’s full fat coconut milk has been the thickest I have used so far.

Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache | Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com #vegan

The almond crust in this my favorite.

I use it in most of my tarts and pies. Banana Creamy PieΒ and Very Cherry Tart are two you should check out.

Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache | Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com #vegan

What is your favorite kind of pie? Will you be baking any for the holidays?

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~ Marla Meridith

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44 thoughts on “Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache

    1. You are so welcome!! Your mini pies look amazing πŸ™‚ Can I come over to borrow some of your coconut milk stash. I am always running out lately!

  1. I’ve been studying up on the Paleo lifestyle thanks to a new client and I must say that I’m intrigued. Are you following the diet now too? This is like German Chocolate Cake in a pie, my favorite flavor combos. And leave it to TJ’s to have the best coconut milk.

    1. Heidi, I don’t follow any “diets” per se. I am big into portion control and whole foods. I have no intention of eliminating grains from my diet. I label recipes so the folks who are looking for tags and labels can find them easily. The great news is, this pie tastes as good if not better than heavier ones and when you are done with a slice you feel energized πŸ™‚ XO

  2. This looks fabulous Marla!! I just picked out my pie recipe yesterday for this years Love the Pie party and I was planning to bake mine in a tart pan as well!

  3. Marla this is just stunning!

    Okay this part in your post “Trader Joe’s full fat coconut milk has been the thickest I have used so far….” My store only sells light, which is in a green can. Now recently in the last 3-6 mos they’ve started carrying a coconut cream. It’s in a brown can that looks like a coconut shell. I have bought it but havent cracked the can.

    I love that this is stable at room temps and holds up and love the crust!

    Thanks for the linky love, too πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Averie, you have got to tap into that TJ’s full fat coconut milk. That stuff is thick!! If you find you cannot whip it good add some of the coconut water back into it while you whip to soften things up. Love your coconut smoothie recipe!

  4. Could this be done in a 9 inch pie plate instead of a tart pan? Also, could you give an approx. of how much sugar (stevia) and vanilla extract to use for an average person’s sweet tooth? Thank you.

  5. What a beautiful pie and it’s so easy to prepare. I love having a layer of chocolate ganache on my pie or tart too! πŸ˜‰ What a nice way to use those coconut whipped cream! Can’t wait to make this.

  6. I’m not familar with cans of coconut. You say scoop out the thick creamy part. Is there something else in the can that you don’t want to use ? Please help

    1. Hi Tom, not to intrude on your question but this is actually a liquid, and cream forms and is mixed with the juice so by turning the can upside down the liquid absorbs some with that cream. If you just use the whole can you will get the liquid part and it won’t whip up. Hope that helps. Once you scoop out the cream you will see some of the remaining juice to see what I mean πŸ™‚

  7. Hi Marla, I just made this yesterday and I used coconut oil in place of the sunflower/canola. It came out amazing however the crust stayed but not 100% so I am thinking maybe next time trying one of your suggestions. Not that the coconut didn’t work just not sure if I should use less to make it hold better. Also on top I burnt up some of the flakes with just a pink of no sald butter in my saucepan and then topped with shredded chocolate chips. This is amazing. I am going to make a white chocolate version for my mom for Valentine’s Day as she is allergic to chocolate. Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  8. Came across your blog after searching “coconut cream tart paleo” (take THAT, Google!) and I’m so glad I did. Will be making an early spring version of this with pomegranate juice swirled in and the top streaked with unsweetened chocolate.

  9. I was serfing the net and fortuned to find your web-site. Thanks for this excellent recipe… Can’t wait to try it))

  10. Marla,

    I have to tell you that this recipe has saved me! Not only have you created many core recipes from this one recipe (chocolate ganache, almond crust – I use TJs coconut oil as my fat in the crust) but you have made one of the most delicious pies that I can turn into anything I want! Last night I made my 4th edition of this pie, serving it as a raspberry/banana pie topped with coconut cream. With my zillions of food issues (grains, dairy, etc) this way I can make the most of my treats. And that ganache is da bomb! I use it alone (when I’m craving chocolate) or dip berries in it like fondue, or even use it in a mocha! Thank you so much for your creativity!