Pineapple Pie with Coconut Cream

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh pineapple or canned pineapple tidbits
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 package (5-1/4 ounces) coconut cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • COCONUT CREAM:
  • 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine pineapple and 2 tablespoons sugar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is almost evaporated, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place cookies in a food processor; pulse until fine crumbs form. Add butter; pulse just until blended. Press onto bottom and up sides of a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Beat in yogurt, almonds and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Fold in pineapple mixture. Pour into crust. Bake until center is almost set, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 1 hour. Refrigerate pie and can of coconut milk at least 4 hours or until cold.
  • Place a mixer bowl and whisk attachment in freezer until cold, about 15 minutes. Turn chilled can of coconut milk upside down; open can. Pour off and discard liquid portion. Transfer solid portion remaining in can to chilled bowl. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Serve with pie.

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