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Paleo Coconut Cream Pie


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  • Crust:
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tbs honey
  • 3 tbs coconut oil, melted
  • Chocolate Layer:
  • 6 tbs chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)
  • 1 tbs + 1 tsp heavy cream (or butter)
  • Coconut Cream Layer:
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbs arrowroot powder
  • 3 tbs raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/8 salt
  • Coconut Whipping Cream:
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (light coconut milk will not work)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vanilla to taste (opt)
  • toasted coconut to garnish



Step 1

grind the pecans until coarse meal using a food processor or a blender and place it in a bowl
mix in the almond flour, coconut oil and honey
line a 7×5 glass baking dish with parchment paper and spread the mixture until evenly distributed
bake crust at 350°F for about about 10 minutes or until the edges start to brown
let it cool on a wire rack

Chocolate Layer:
melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler
add heavy cream and mix to combine
pour mixture on top of the crust and refrigerate

Coconut Cream Layer:
combine the coconut milk, egg, arrowroot powder, honey and salt in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until it thickens
stir in the shredded coconut and vanilla extract
pour the filling over the cooled crust and chocolate
refrigerate for about 4 hours or until the coconut layer is firm

Coconut Whipping Cream:
open the lid of a can of full fat coconut milk and refrigerate a day before you make this pie. The coconut milk will thicken and separate from its water. Remove the can of coconut milk from the fridge and take ½ cup of the solid coconut and place it in a bowl. Be careful not to mix the solid coconut with the water in the bottom of the can.
whip the coconut with a hand mixer until fluffy. Spread it over the coconut cream layer

Toasted Coconut:
toast coconut in the oven for just a few minutes at 350°F until it begins to turn brown and sprinkle over the coconut cream pie. Be careful and watch this step closely so the coconut does not burn.

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