The Pioneer Woman’s Coconut Cream Pie Is the 5-Ingredient Dessert You Should Memorize

Calling all coconut lovers! This quick and easy 5-ingredient recipe for coconut cream pie features all the flavor, without all the fuss.

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If you love the flavor of coconut, chances are you’re a big fan of coconut cream pie. The combination of sweet coconut and luscious whipped cream is unmatched. But sometimes, it can feel like a lot of work to put together a whole pie from scratch. Enter: Ree Drummond’s shortcut coconut cream pie recipe.

Save time on putting together dessert with this quick and clever Pioneer Woman recipe. It requires only five ingredients, and you’ll have a delicious no-bake dessert on the table in no time.

How to Make the Pioneer Woman’s Coconut Cream Pie

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With just five ingredients, this is the ideal recipe for when you need something in a pinch. Start with a store-bought graham cracker crust and pair it with instant coconut pudding. Find coconut chips in the snack aisle or bulk section as the perfect topping to dress it up!


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  • 2 (3.4-ounce) boxes instant coconut cream pudding mix
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk, from a carton
  • 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 store-bought 9-inch graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 cup coconut chips

Tools You’ll Need

  • Mixing bowl: Use a large, high-walled mixing bowl to whisk the pudding mixture with ease.
  • Whisk: A durable whisk will make for smooth, creamy pudding.
  • Rubber spatula: Fold in the whipped topping and spread the pudding with a sturdy spatula.


Step 1: Make the coconut pudding

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Pour the pudding mix into a mixing bowl. Add in the coconut milk and whisk until pale and smooth.

Step 2: Fold in the whipped topping

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Fold in 1 cup of whipped topping. Fold until you see a marble effect.

Step 3: Fill the pie crust

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Transfer the pudding mixture to the crust. Smooth the top with a spatula. Place the pie in the fridge to set for three hours.

Step 4: Top the pie

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Before serving, spread the remaining whipped topping over the top of the set pudding. Sprinkle coconut chips over the finished pie.

Here’s What I Thought

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The proof of just how easy this dessert from the Pioneer Woman is to put together is in the pudding! It takes just minutes to whip together the filling, smooth it into a graham cracker crust and top it before serving. The longest part? Having to wait for the pudding to chill and set. But the wait is well worth it with every delicious bite.

This coconut pie is so tasty, thanks to the mixture of coconut pudding and coconut milk to really amp up the flavor. It pairs perfectly with a classic graham cracker crust and creamy whipped topping. Not to mention the great contrast of texture and crunch in every bite. It’s hard to stop at just one piece!

This pie could easily be customized to suit any dessert needs. Prefer to make your own graham cracker crust? Go for it! You could even swap out the coconut pudding for chocolate or lemon to make another creamy, dreamy treat. Enjoy!

Molly Allen
Molly Allen is a previous bakery owner and former event planner. Now, a freelance writer and editor focused on food and beverage, lifestyle, travel and parties, she brings her years of experience and industry knowledge to readers across a variety of platforms.