Caribbean Truffle Pie


Ingredients for crust:
1 (15 ounce) refrigerated pie crust
2 tablespoons coconut
Ingredients for streusel:
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup coconut
Ingredients for filling:
1 package (2.9 ounce) lemon pudding mix, not instant
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 cups water
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
6 tablespoons sour cream
Ingredients for topping:
lime slices


Heat oven to 450 degrees. Allow 1 crust pouch to stand at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. (Refrigerate remaining crust for a later use.) Remove pie crust from pouch. Unfold crust; remove plastic sheet. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons coconut; press in lightly. Carefully lift crust off second plastic sheet. Place crust, coconut side up, in 9-inch pie pan; press in bottom and up sides of pan. Flute edge; prick crust generously with fork. Bake at 450 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool crust while preparing streusel and filling. Reduce oven temperature to 425 degrees.
In small bowl, combine flour and 1/4 cup sugar. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/4 cup coconut. Spread mixture in ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 4 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every minutes. Set aside.
In medium saucepan, combine pudding mix, 1/2 cup sugar, lime juice and egg yolks; mix well. Stir in 2 cups water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat; stir in lime peel. In small bowl, combine white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the hot pudding mixture; stir until chips are melted.
In small bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add white chocolate chip mixture; beat until smooth. Spoon and spread in baked crust. Stir sour cream into remaining pie filling mixture; blend well. Spoon and spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled.
In small bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon around edge of pie; garnish with line slices. Sprinkle steusel in center of pie. Store in refrigerator. Serves 8.





Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 6:21pm


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