Ingredients

How to make it

  • Stir together 1/3 cup flour and 3/4 cup sugar.
  • Whisk in eggs.
  • Cook milk in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until hot.
  • Gradually whisk about 1/4 of hot milk into egg mixture.
  • Add egg mixture into remaining hot milk, whisking constantly.
  • Cook over medium high heat, whisking constantly, 5 to 6 minutes OR until thickened.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla and 1 cup of coconut.
  • Cover and chill 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake remaining 1/2 cup coconut in a shallow pan at 350 degrees F, stirring occasionally for 5 to 6 minutes OR until toasted.
  • Set aside.
  • Pulse 2 1/2 cups flour and butter in food processor until crumbly.
  • Add 2 tablespoons water and pulse 30 seconds OR until dough forms a ball.
  • Turn out onto lightly floured surface.
  • Knead in nuts.
  • Divide dough into 12 equal portions.
  • Press each portion into a 3 to 4" tart pan.
  • Prick bottom with a fork.
  • Place tart pan on a jelly roll pan.
  • Cover and freeze 30 minutes.
  • Bake tarts on jelly roll pan for 15 to 20 minutes OR until golden.
  • Cool in tart pans 5 minutes and cool completely on wire rack.
  • Spoon coconut custard mixture into tart shells.
  • Beat whipping cream and 3 tablespoons sugar at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Dollop OR pipe onto tarts.
  • Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  • Chill until serving.

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    " It was excellent "
    jolielives ate it and said...
    YUmy.
    I was looking for a crust recipe (there are 5 on GR) & came across this divine concoction. Have Bookmarked & 5ved it for a latter day.
    Jo & Lee
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Oooooooo i love coconut,,,,,,,yummmmm for sure
    five

    tink
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    love the filling for this... yum... ^5
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    " It was excellent "
    karlyn255 ate it and said...
    great recipe
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    Thank you so much, Julia! I love your confidence in my posts...
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Saving this recipe! The filling here sounds divine!
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    They do sound lovely don't they, elaine. Thanks for your five, my friend.
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    YUMMMMMMM!! Sounds delish!! HIGH FIVE, Lorraine, and thank you, dear! :+D
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