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Island Pecan Pie is loaded with pineapple, coconut, and pecans in a delicious creamy filling. A tropical twist on a pecan pie classic!
Island Pecan Pie
Island Pecan Pie is a tropical treat you can make for any occasion! I tried it a few years ago for Thanksgiving in place of our classic pecan pie and it was a smashing success. This recipe originally comes from an Arkansas diner that I tracked down on Pinterest. This pecan pie recipe is creamy and flavorful with sweet chunks of pineapple and crunchy pecans and coconut flakes. I’ve served it at Easter dinner, Christmas and on warm summer Sunday afternoons. It’s totally versatile and a perfect recipe for any time of year.
Tips for Island Pecan Pie
- Find the perfect unbaked pie crust recipe right HERE but to save on time, you can find delicious ready-to-bake pie crusts in the freezer section of your grocery store.
- Crimp edges of crust with a fork or your fingers for an extra decorative touch.
- I topped this tropical pie with homemade whipped cream. Make basic whipped topping with heavy cream, sugar and add a little almond extract with an electric mixer. It really complements the tropical flavors of the pie.
- For ease, use store bought whipped topping. But making your own homemade whipped cream doesn’t take long and it really adds a rich element to this already extravagant pie.
- For added flavor, sprinkle toasted coconut to the top of the pie. To get perfectly toasted coconut, just spread a thin layer of coconut on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven at 325 degrees for about 5-10 minutes. The golden color really pops on top of a dollop of whipped cream.
- Scoop vanilla ice cream on top of your pie too!
- Store pie in the refrigerator for up to a week. Do not freeze this pie.
More Delicious Pie Recipes
- Coconut Cream Pie – Coconut Cream Pie is a dreamy island dessert with a flaky crust with coconut filling that is made from scratch, and toasted coconut sprinkles.
- Creamy Lemon Pie – This Creamy Lemon Pie is packed full of tart, lemon flavor and creamy goodness. This recipe is super easy to make and is always a crowd pleaser!
- Butterscotch Pie – This creamy butterscotch filling is spread into a flaky pie crust and drizzled with butterscotch topping then sprinkled with butterscotch chips. It’s basically a butterscotch lovers dream.
- German Chocolate Pie – This pie recipe comes straight from Amish country. The rich, gooey, chocolate filling is to die for!
- Key Lime Pie – Straight from Savannah, Georgia, this pie is smooth and creamy with the perfect blend of tart and sweet.
How to Make Island Pecan Pie
Island Pecan Pie
- 1/2 cup coconut toasted
- Beat the sugar, corn meal, flour, eggs and salt together.
- Gently stir in the pecans, pineapple and coconut (don't beat it). Stir in the melted butter and mix well.
- Pour mixture into an unbaked pie shell.
- Bake at 300 degrees for approximately 50 to 60 minutes. Remove pie from oven. Cover the crust edge with some aluminum foil to keep it from burning. Cook 15 to 30 more minutes, or until the pie is set.
- Allow pie to cool and then refrigerate until ready to serve.
Homemade Almond Whipped Cream
- With a mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar and almond extract. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form or until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Top with toasted coconut.