Tropical Pie

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    You know that saying, “easy as pie?” I never really understood it. To me, pie isn’t really that easy to make. I think pies actually take quite a while to make, depending on what type you’re making. Or at least for me, all the pies I’ve ever made have taken me forever. Maybe it’s the perfectionist in me and I like crimping it perfectly and I like making the lattice top. I mean, I get it – it’s one of those old sayings that have been passed down, but I sometimes take things literally so I guess I never really got it…until I made this pie. Unlike all the other pies I’ve made before, this one really is EASY. It’s one bowl and you even buy the crust pre-made. My aunt made this pie and brought it to dinner one night it looked and smelled so good. I couldn’t wait to dig in after dinner. As soon as I took a bite, it reminded me of somewhere tropical (hence the name) and also it was kind of like a pina colada in pie form.

    I wish I had some of this pie left. Although it was made weeks ago, yesterday would’ve been a good day to take a bite of this pie and pretend I was in a tropical paradise. I was in the exact opposite place. I was in bed majority of the day feeling like absolute death because I was running a 101 degree fever. Fevers are not fun. I can deal with congestion and coughing, but once that fever hits, it completely shuts you down. Your entire body aches and you feel so weak and cold. Ugh, just even thinking about it makes me cringe. Thankfully there’s ibuprofen, but I’m just wanting to kick this cold so bad. I need to at least be 70% better by Friday since I’ll be heading out of town again. Luckily it’s to somewhere warm – Orlando, FL! Most importantly, DISNEY WORLD. And I definitely do NOT want to be in bed all day ;)

    Oh, so on Saturday, Jason and I went on our first married date night since we got back from our honeymoon. We went for sushi – always a good choice when it’s warm out. We then went and saw Iron Man 3. SO good. I loved how funny it was (RDJ is always so funny!) and I loved all the explosions and action. Has anyone see it yet? I know most of you probably went to see The Great Gatsby this weekend, right? I’m waiting til the crowds die down for that one. I hate going to movies opening weekend! It’s just such a huge cluster.

    Tropical Pie

    This pie is reminiscent of a piña colada and the recipe is "easy as pie" to make!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 50 mins
    Total Time: 1 hr
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 1 9-inch pie
    Calories: 388kcal
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    • 1: 9 inch frozen pie crust
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
    • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
    • 3 eggs
    • 1: 8 oz can of crushed pineapples, undrained
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
    • 1/3 cup butter, melted


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring frozen pie crust out of freezer and set aside.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, corn syrup, and flour. Add eggs in, one at a time, and whisk together until well incorporated. Add in the crushed pineapples, vanilla, and sweetened coconut flakes. Whisk well to combine.
    • Pour batter into pie crust and using a pastry brush, brush the top with the melted butter.
    • Bake for 50 minutes.
    • Let cool completely before slicing and serving.


    Servings: 8 Slices
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
    Nutrition Facts
    Tropical Pie
    Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
    Calories 388 Calories from Fat 180
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 20g31%
    Carbohydrates 53g18%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 39g43%
    Protein 5g10%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Carolyn says:

    I don’t understand why anyone thinks pies are difficult to make. They are my favorite dessert. The crust recipe on the Crisco can is as easy as pie. This is also great without the pineapple.

    • Julie says:

      Hi Carolyn, I don’t think it’s something you have to “understand.” Something that is easy for you might not be easy for everyone else, just like something that is easy for me may not be as easy for you. Glad to know there is an easy crust recipe out there, though. Thanks!

  • Ashley says:

    I’ve been making a pineapple coconut pie for years that was just O.K. I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to try it for thanksgiving. It was awesome. The consistency, flavor, and sweetness were amazing. Thank you!!!

    • Julie says:

      I’m so thrilled to hear this turned out so well for you on Thanksgiving!!

  • Patrica says:

    I made this pie and it’s a winner!!!
    Loved it!!! Easy and simple

  • Cindy says:

    Does this pie freeze well?

    • Julie says:

      I’m not sure, I haven’t ever froze it before.

      • Shirley says:

        This pie freezes quite well. Do this ahead of time to take on camping trips. Delicious thawed.

  • Di Stevenson says:

    Do you think this would work for mini pies? Need tropical desserts for a crowd was thinking mini pies?

    • Julie says:

      You could use them for mini pies! I would buy little puff pastry shells and fill them with this tropical pie filling :)

  • Linda Zwick says:

    Would love to get the recipe for your pineapple/coconut pie. It looks delicious.

    • Julie says:

      Hi Linda, scroll up or scroll down and you’ll find the recipe under all the photos.

  • Barbara says:

    Will make for hubby who loves coconut and pineapple.

  • Kathryn Spivey says:

    Love this pie. Made it today for Sunday dinner. I’m going to make it later this week to take to a friend’s home for coffee with friends. Thanks for sharing

  • Carolyn says:

    Sounds good, is there a way to omit the coconut?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      No, it’s a big part of the recipe. Sorry!

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