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Rum-Spiked Coconut Cream Pie Bars

Rum-Spiked Coconut Cream Pie Bars


Put the rum in the coconut, and then make the easiest version of pie ever. These coconut cream dream bars are a taste of tropics that only require a trip to your kitchen.MORE+LESS-

Make with

Pillsbury Pie Crust

1

box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box

2

cans (13.66 oz each) coconut milk (not cream of coconut)

1 1/2

cups granulated sugar

1/4

cup coconut-flavored rum

1 1/2

cups shredded sweetened coconut flakes

1 1/2

cups cold heavy whipping cream

1/2

cup toasted shredded sweetened coconut flakes

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  • 1

    Heat oven to 450°F. Unroll pie crusts; stack on lightly floured work surface. Roll to 17x12-inch rectangle. Fit crust into ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan, firmly pressing in bottom and up sides of pan. Fold crust even with edges of pan. Prick crust multiple times with fork.

  • 2

    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • 3

    In 4-quart saucepan, heat coconut milk, half-and-half, eggs, granulated sugar, cornstarch and salt to boiling over medium heat; beat constantly with whisk 10 to 15 minutes or until thick and bubbling. Remove from heat; stir in rum, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes. Pour filling into cooled crust. Cool at room temperature 15 minutes, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate about 3 hours or until firm.

  • 4

    Just before serving, make whipped cream topping: In large bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and the powdered sugar; beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream evenly over top of chilled bars. Sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes.

Expert Tips

  • To toast coconut flakes, spread coconut flakes in even layer on small rimmed baking sheet. Toast in 375°F oven 6 to 7 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Store leftover bars covered tightly in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
53%
Saturated Fat
24g
118%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
30g
Protein
5g
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:

0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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