Coconut Pie with Rum Sauce – Weeknight Easy and Guest Worthy (and a Live Chat)

You are not going to believe how easy this dessert is.  To make the pie, you just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, then pour into a pie pan and bake.

That’s it!  If you can mix, you can make.

The Rum Sauce only requires stirring and 1 minute of boiling.  I used rum extract, because I didn’t want to buy a whole bottle of real rum for one dessert.

I made this one night after dinner and invited our neighbors to come eat it with us.  We sat on the back porch and talked while the kids played.  Every time we do something spontaneous and neighborly like this, I wonder why we don’t do it more often.

Make this dessert and invite friends to share it with you.  You’ll be glad you did.  So will they.

Here’s what you’ll need: 

All of the ingredients are pretty common.  The recipe is an old Bisquick recipe for Impossible Coconut Pie.  I added coconut extract to it to enhance the flavor.  It proved to be a good addition.

The Rum Sauce recipe is adapted from McCormick.  I wanted a deeper color and flavor, so I used brown sugar instead of the white the original recipe called for.

I thought this would be great with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top.  But then again, almost everything is better with a scoop of ice cream.

Coconut Pie with Rum Sauce – Weeknight Easy and Guest Worthy

Coconut Pie with Rum Sauce – Weeknight Easy and Guest Worthy

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup baking mix, like Bisquick or Jiffy
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • For Rum Sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tbs. water
  • 1/2 tsp. rum extract

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients, except coconut in electric mixer.
  2. Stir in coconut.
  3. Pour into greased 8" or 9" pie pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes, until a knife comes out clean.
  5. For Rum Sauce
  6. Put all ingredients, except rum extract in small saucepan.
  7. Bring to boil over medium heat and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in extract.
  9. Serve over warm coconut pie.
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Comments

  1. Oh Yummers!! I am cuckoo for coconut and can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas & inspirations!

  2. Does this bake at 350*?

  3. Arminta says:

    This was almost exactly like a recipe my Mom shared with me years ago, but Mom used more sugar AND more coconut. So, I used the 3/4 cup sugar as directed, but did use a lot more coconut. Mom used 2 cups instead of your 1 cup, but I had a small bag that measure 2 2/3 cup and I tossed the whole thing in. Hey, I like coconut! And it turned out great! No other changes made.

  4. Can you cook and freeze this pie, and have it taste just as good after defrosting?

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