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