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Almond Joy Silk Pie

Jan 30, 2020 11:00AM ● By Lana Granfors

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February  2020
By Lana Granfors
Photo: Kara Stewart

This pie tastes like something you’d find at your favorite restaurant, but it’s easy to make at home. Why not treat your love with this delicious and decadent pie?  Enjoy

Almond Joy Silk Pie

Serves: 12
Prep Time: 10 - 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 - 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 - 30 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours - overnight 

Crust Ingredients:
4 cups sweetened 
coconut flakes
2 cups whole unsalted 
4 oz. melted butter

Filling Ingredients:
2 12 oz. packages of 
chocolate chips
4 eggs
3 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Crust Directions:
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350.

STEP 2: Pulse coconut, almonds and butter in a food processor until the almonds are chopped and the almonds, coconut and butter are combined. Prepare a spring form pan (10-inch diameter, 3 inches deep) with parchment paper and nonstick spray. Press coconut/almond/butter mixture into the pan evenly and up the side about an inch and a half. Toast in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.  

Filling Directions:
STEP 1: Place evaporated milk and eggs in a heavy pot and whisk over medium heat until thickened, about 20 - 25 minutes.  Once thickened, add vanilla and chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth, about 2 minutes.

STEP 2: Pour filling into the prepared crust and let chill overnight, or at least 6 hours.
Portion into 12 pieces. 

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Lana Granfors has resided in Redding since moving here from Texas in 1975.  She devotes time to her passions: family, travel, gardening and cooking.  A self-taught cook, her recipes are created with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, ease of preparation and of course, flavor.