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Strawberry Coconut Cream Pie

strawbery-cream-pieBerries are not only loaded with antioxidants, but they are also low glycemic and have lots of fiber.  This makes berries a great go-to dessert choice for women with PCOS.  I’ve combined strawberries with a gluten-free pie crust and coconut cream for a delicious springtime dessert.

 

Strawberry Coconut Cream Pie

Crust:

1/2 cup gluten-free oats

1/2 almond flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup oat flour (grind 3/4 cup of oats in high power blender  to makes 1 cup of oat flour)

dash of sea salt

2 T maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 cup of coconut oil melted

Heat oven to 325. In a mixing bowl, mix the oats, almond flour, oat flour, baking soda and salt together well.  In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla.  Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture. The pie crust batter will be sticky and you will use your hands to press into a 9 inch glass pie pan. Then bake the crust  for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. You may need to press a fork up to the sides again after you take it oven while it is still hot if the crust slides during baking. Cool completely.

Coconut Cream:

4 T cornstarch (you can also use arrowroot)

1 can full fat coconut milk

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1/2 cup fresh strawberry puree

1 tsp. vanilla

3 T Amaretto liqueur

Place the cornstarch in a small pan, and gradually whisk in a couple tablespoons  coconut milk until smooth. Gradually whisk in the remainder of the coconut milk.  Add coconut sugar and heat the mixture over medium heat, continuously whisking, until the cream thickens. Add strawberry puree and cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer, then remove the cream from the heat, and stir in the vanilla and liqueur. Allow mixture to cool at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes. Spoon the coconut cream into the pastry shell and smooth. Cool pie in refrigerator

Topping:

Before serving, top cream pie with 4 cups of sliced strawberries.  Brush with 2 T melted all fruit jam.  Enjoy

 

For more sweet treat and dessert ideas see my Seasonal Meal Plans at www.pcosmealplans.com.

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7 responses to “Strawberry Coconut Cream Pie”

  1. I tried this dessert last weekend and overall enjoyed it. I did not grease the pie dish and found the crust stuck to the glass when serving. Also, the coconut mixture did not thicken and set up enough to cut pieces without the rest of the filling sliding into the gap. I would make this again but maybe cook the coconut milk longer (a friend was stirring and said it had thickened but maybe it didn’t!) and I would definitely grease the pan. The crust was delicious and the filling ended up being ok (didn’t use Amaretto) but a bit sweet. My coconut sugar has stevia in it too, thinking that might be why it tasted so sweet.

    • I would try cooking it a bit longer. It does take a while to set. You can certainly substitute almond extract but you need a little flavoring, I think Grand Marnier or Chambord would work too. It should taste slightly sweet. Not too sweet.

  2. I made the pie the other night and it turned out really good! I did grease the pie dish and it didn’t stick; however, the first piece came out crumbly and fell apart (the first piece is always the hardest to get out). The rest of the pieces cut nicely and most importantly the pie tasted great!
    Thanks!!

  3. I just made this and it tastes delicious! Next time I would just use a bit less sugar, but overall I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

  4. Just a tip: Trader Joe’s makes a coconut oil spray now that would be perfect for greasing the bottom of the pie dish! 🙂

  5. Okay, so I have been researching like crazy about the right foods for us ladies with PCOS, and fruit has me a bit confused. Many websites and PCOS sufferers say that fruit isn’t good because it has sugar which will cause insulin spikes, and that even though it is fructose our body can’t tell the difference between bad and good sugars so it will be converted to glucose anyway. What are your thoughts on fruit? I love it and can’t imagine taking it out of my diet.

    • Morgan, You are correct the body cannot tell the difference remember it’s not just fruit that causes spikes corn and corn starch,certain fruits,and all the things we use as sugar subs can mess with blood sugar you need to just watch your carb count.