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Coconut Macaroon Pie with Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Coconut pie lovers will be in heaven with this delectable pie covered with a rich and silky chocolate ganache. I reminiscent of good old-fashioned candy.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • GANACHE:
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Directions

  • 1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; flute edges. Set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until slightly thickened. Gradually add sugar, beating on high speed until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in the cream, butter, lemon juice, salt and extract. Fold in coconut.
  • 3. With clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form; beat on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold into coconut mixture. Pour into pastry shell.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean (cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary). Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 5. For ganache, place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream and corn syrup just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Drizzle over pie. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 575 calories, 39 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 126 mg cholesterol, 278 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.