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Quick Coconut Cream Pie

 Quick Coconut Cream Pie
I've found a way to make coconut cream pie without a lot of fuss and still get terrific flavor. Using a convenient purchased crust, instant pudding and frozen whipped topping, I can enjoy an old-time dessert even when time is short.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 3/4 to 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted, divided
  • 1 pastry shell, baked or graham cracker crust (8 or 9 inches)

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat milk and pudding on low speed for 2 minutes.
  • Fold in half of the whipped topping and 1/2 to 3/4 cup of coconut.
  • Pour into crust. Spread with remaining whipped topping; sprinkle with
  • remaining coconut. Chill. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 338 calories, 16 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 400 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.