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My Better Half Pie

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  1. Layer bottom of piecrust with 1/2 cup chopped Macadamia nuts before baking.
  2. In medium saucepan, stir together 2/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, salt, and 3 cups half and half; blend in eggs. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla extract. Pour 1 1/2 cups cream filling into a small bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut.
  4. Pour coconut filling into baked pie crust.
  5. Stir together cocoa, 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons half-and-half; blend into remaining filling in saucepan. return to heat; heat to just boiling, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Pour over coconut filling.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until cold.
  8. Just before serving, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with toasted flaked coconut and chocolate curls.

Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine May 30, 2001.

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