Coconut Walnut Tart Recipe

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My mother and aunt perfected this recipe and then handed it down to me. The flavor is similar to pecan pie, My family requests this delicious dessert every Christmas. —Cindy DeRoos, Iroquois, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • Pastry for a single-crust pie
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 296 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place pastry in a 9-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom; set aside. In a bowl, beat eggs for 1 minute. Add brown sugar, butter, milk and vanilla; mix well. Stir in coconut and walnuts. Pour into crust.
  2. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until puffed and golden brown. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Coconut Walnut Tart in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p92

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debbiezalaznik User ID: 1692476 100635
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

"I love coconut but my husband doesn't. We both loved this pie! It really does taste like a pecan pie, just not as sweet."

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