Namrata loves everything about the festive season, having spent many a Christmas at her best friend, Nancy’s place. Together they comprise Dubai’s popular blogging duo, She said, She said (shesaidshesaid.co; shesaidshesaid_dxb). We had a lot of fun watching her make this pie, and we're sure you will love making it too.
Where did you learn to make this pie? It’s a funny story actually. I studied in college in the US, so whenever I go back there on holiday I have to eat certain foods, including coconut cream pie, which is my favourite kind. During one such trip I was at my friend’s place cribbing about how I hadn’t had time to eat pie. And he said I reminded him of his great grandma Ruby, who also loved coconut pie and had a really easy recipe for it. It’s actually made in a blender, so he made it for me in a jiffy.
Do you make this often? During the holidays, yes. I didn’t grow up in a Christian family but my family loves this season, so all our traditions are borrowed. I don’t know if coconut qualifies as a festive ingredient but I think it seems to suit Christmas in Dubai, and it’s so easily available.
Put all the ingredients into a blender. Blend for 20 seconds
Pour into a greased 25cm pie pan and bake at 180ºC, gas mark 4, for 1 hour
The crust will form at the bottom, custard in the middle and the coconut at the top
Top with freshly whipped cream and grated coconut