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President Tyler's Pudding Pie

Recipe photo courtesy of Marcus Nilsson

This is peak season for coconuts, and the fresh, creamy meat is well worth the effort in this pie. To crack a coconut, pierce its eyes with a screwdriver and drain liquid. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and bake coconut until it cracks, 15 to 30 minutes. Remove coconut, wrap in a dish towel, and tap with a hammer to separate the meat from the shell. Remove the skin with a vegetable peeler, and grate meat on a box grater.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2012
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  • mpcook
    5 NOV, 2012
    We tried this last night--very good, and fun to work with fresh coconut, but I think there's a mistake in the ingredient list--it calls for the eggs to be divided, but separate uses aren't mentioned in the instructions. I used the whole eggs in the filling and that worked fine. Also, in my oven, it took closer to 50-55 minutes to bake, and the coconut on top still wasn't quite as toasty as I wanted. Still, though, a good pie--I'll make this one again.
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