Coconut Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust from Bright Eyed Baker [Gluten Free]

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This pie, you guys.

Never in my life have I thought to myself, “Dang, I could really use a slice of coconut cream pie,” but this pie does it for me. I could eat the filling alone straight from a bowl (which I may or may not have done), but when you add a graham cracker crust and pile the whole thing high with whipped cream, man it’s something else.

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The first time I actually made coconut cream pie was when I was working at a bakery in my hometown, and I’m not even sure that I ever got to taste it at that point. A few months later I scaled the recipe down to make it for Thanksgiving and realized that – hey – I actually kinda like this coconut cream pie thing. It only took me another two years to share the recipe here, which let’s be honest, is not at all surprising considering my track record.

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I’d like to tell you I made this for Thanksgiving, but the truth is I made this on top of the two pies I made for Thanksgiving which means I was basically eating pie all week long and sorrynotsorry. We all know making pie crusts give me anxiety so I made this one easy by swapping out the traditional crust for a gluten-free graham style crust from MI-DEL, and I’ve gotta say, no regrets. The faster I can have pie sitting in my fridge, the better.

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Most of you probably know that I’ve had to go gluten-free as of earlier this year, and one of my biggest goals with that has been to show that having a gluten-free diet or other dietary restrictions doesn’t mean your food has to be boring. And it definitely doesn’t mean that you have to resort to eating packaged treats in the gluten-free aisle that can be SO heavily processed. What I love about the MI-DEL crusts is that they use a short list of non-GMO ingredients I can actually recognize, AND they’re free of 8 common allergens, which means I can make my baking a little easier without worrying about what I’m putting into my body. Of course you can use any graham cracker crust in this recipe, but if you’re looking for something fast and simple that’s not overly processed, look for their crusts at your grocery store!

Full Recipe!

Thanks to Bright Eyed Baker

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