What can I say: I love custard and I love coconut. This is a fantastic combination of both! I don’t like to use too much coconut as it’s normally too sweet for my tastes. At some point, I may even try to make this and see if I can incorporate coconut milk into the custard to have coconut custard pie! YUM!
I hope you enjoy this little food tidbit from Foodimentary. Please check him out for more fun and random facts about food each day of the year!
Coconut cream pie is a spin-off custard-cream pie,
a traditional Southern favorite that has been widespread.
Celebrate the National Coconut Cream Pie day in May 8th!
Did you know…
- The coconut is not a nut. In fact, it isn’t a fruit either. It is a seed!
- Coconut oils accelerate the metabolism. Of course, if you put them in pie you may not notice the effect.
- The sailors aboard Vasco de Gama’s ships gave the coconut its name. They called it “Coco”, named after a grimacing face or hobgoblin.
- The water from the coconut has traditionally been used when commercial IV solutions of plasma have not been available.
- Coconut oils also contain four growth hormones, called cytokinins, and three sets of chromosomes – or triploids – that help the development of many organisms.
Today’s Food History
- 1842 Emil Christian Hansen was born. He was a Danish botanist who developed new…
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