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Upside Down Coconut Cream Pies

by Emma on May 7, 2012

in Dessert

My mom asked me to make a coconut cream pie for a birthday party this past weekend. I adore trying new things and I love experimenting in the kitchen; but I do get just a touch nervous to make new dishes for the first time that I then will be serving to a big group of people. What if it doesn’t work? What if it tastes awful? Or worse, what if it tastes awful but no one tells me….

My family is absolutely full of good sports so I generally don’t worry too much about subjecting them to my cooking adventures. My parents are probably two of the most positive and supportive people I know—I hope to be that kind of parent someday too (assuming I take the plunge into parenthood someday).

So I looked up a recipe to try and made it. I add my own twist to the presentation. I had a little more filling than I needed, as I was using a store-bought crust (I was super busy that day—get off my back) and I think it was a touch smaller than homemade pie pans. So I filled a few shot glasses with the extra filling, chilled them and topped them with crumbled graham crackers and sweetened coconut flakes.

To me, these ended up being even better than the pie. Because of the size the filling takes hardly anytime to set and I love mini desserts! You could also top these with a little whipped cream if you feel like it. Anyway, random but fun serving idea for cream pies this summer. I will probably have to try this will a chocolate cream pie soon. :) xo. Emma


candace May 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Great presentation! And it solves the pesky problem of making neat slices to serve, which is always my downfall. Nice!

The PvdH Journal May 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Pinned pinned pinned! Cannot wait to try this.


GiuliaC May 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

mmmm…delicious! Can you send me them? :P I’m so hungry now!!!! We don’t eat them in Italy….I have to make them! :)

call me debbie May 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Well this is so easy to serve and you don’t use a tons of plate to serve! (washing plates is my nightmare) cool, cool, cool!
By the way, I opened today a coconut with the most unusual way, I live on the third flour and there is an abandoned yard behind our building. I saw if there was anyone there (I shouted too, to be sure) and I throwed the coconut, which I had pout in a bag. I went down and I took my opened coconut . :D

 In Whirl of Inspiration

Foodloveandhappiness May 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm

They look great! Cute way to present it, something different for a change:)

Leigh Ann May 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Love your blog. Just thought I’d let you know and I always figured you to be taller than 5’4. Must be the legs! Have an awesome week!

Rose Eva May 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm

If those were keylime I think I’d be running to the store right now! Well.. if this chair wasn’t so comfortable. They look lovely.

La Vie Quotidienne May 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm




Hannah May 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Definitely going to a tip a few of these back during finals week! Looks tasty tasty!


Allison May 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm

This looks incredibly delicious. Coconut is one of my favourite flavours. What a perfect little treat!
Thanks for sharing! xx

Chrissa - a tad bit creative May 8, 2012 at 12:55 am

Wow, they look delicious! I think I’ll be giving these a try!!

Rachel May 8, 2012 at 2:45 am

I do the same thing when I have a get together and I always hope and pray it turns out. These look delicious.

grace May 8, 2012 at 3:29 am

these look delicious, they’re a great idea and I LOVE COCONUT


Julie May 8, 2012 at 7:35 am

i always adore your posts and the pictures of your fabulous creations!! just wanted to tell you ;) looks great as usual! x

Tina May 8, 2012 at 7:37 am

You are so right. Presentation is key :) and your photos are so pretty!! This shot glass idea is really good :) Thanks for the inspirational tips :)

Margherita May 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

Those look absolutely amazing!

Zoe May 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

They look and sound so yummy im craving them bad right now.


Mandy May 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

These remind me of the crust-less coconut pie offered at Cracker Barrel. They are served in mugs and are super-cute-just like yours! ;)

Louise-Amabilis May 9, 2012 at 4:12 am

Haha…whenever I bake something for my husband to bring to work for all his coworkers I always make sure to pre-slice it so that no one can tell that I took a piece just to make sure it’s ok….what if I forgot an ingredient, what if for some reason it’s dry this time or what if somehow I under cooked/baked it!

Carmelina May 9, 2012 at 6:10 am

They look so delicious! Just looking at them is a nice escape from the Arizona whether I’m experiencing! =)

Mariana May 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

These look great and I think they taste great, too. :)

katerina May 10, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Hey Emma! I feel lucky to stumbled on your blog.I really like your recipes and all the other posts..
So..Congrats! I’m your newest fun :)

jenny holiday May 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

umm…Yes PLEASE! Totally loving this idea! I’ll be making these soon for sure! :)
Thanks for sharing!
xo Jenny