Thursday, August 29, 2013

 Cool Lime and Coconut Pie

 Everyone has movies they watch all the time. Like an old friend they just give you a certain comfort in knowing what is going to happen and how it's going to be solved. One of my favorite movies is "Practical Magic." You may chuckle, but it really is cute. And there is a red head in it, which always boosts the credibility for me. 
For those who have missed the grand opportunity to watch it, it features two sisters who are witches. It's a silly movie, but I really love it. There is a scene where they are having a party in their house sound tracked to the Hary Nilson song "Coconut." As a kid I didn't really understand what this was all about, but I did know for sure that limes and coconuts were meant to be together. This pie reaffirms that idea. 

This pie is really easy to make and it's tasty. It has been a perfect treat in this late summer heat we have going on in the Denver area. It's super simple to put together and people love it!


2 limes
1 small can of sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut, divided
1 small container of whipped topping
1 graham cracker crust

 In a large bowl, zest and juice both of the limes.

Mix in the sweetend condensed milk and 3/4 cup of the coconut

Gently fold in the whipped topping to keep it nice and fluffy.

Pour the filling into the graham cracker crust and smooth out the top. Cover this and let it chill over night.

Toast the remaining coconut over very low heat, stirring constantly. This will burn really quickly! Let this cool before sprinkling over the pie. 

Sprinkle the cooled coconut over the pie just before serving. Enjoy with some limeade for a super citrus filled punch!

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