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Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: Creamy Coconut Pie

It’s never too early to start planning for your holiday meals, so we partnered with Deborah, blogger of Taste and Tell to share a Thanksgiving dessert recipe. Read how she used kitchen supplies from Tuesday Morning to create this delectable Creamy Coconut Pie.

Every year, I cannot wait for Thanksgiving. Don’t tell Christmas, but I actually enjoy Thanksgiving day much more than Christmas Day. I think it’s just because the whole day is focused on spending time with family, relaxing, and of course – eating.

Most years, we get together with my extended family for the Thanksgiving holiday. We all take part of the meal, whether it be the turkey, stuffing, side dishes or bread. And I love all of that. The meal is amazing. But when it comes down to it, it’s really all about the dessert, right?

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Thanksgiving is just over a month away, but now is the time to get started in your planning. I can’t tell you how many times I have waited until the last minute and waiting always guarantees stress and having to change plans multiple times because you can’t find certain ingredients or products. So it’s never too early to start planning for the biggest meal of the year.

First things first – you have to start with a visit to Tuesday Morning. Tuesday Morning is like a playground for anyone who loves to cook. Pots and pan, small appliances, (I seriously almost walked out with an ice cream machine even though it was a cold fall day outside!) and bakeware galore. If you are hosting, there are tons of table runners and holiday decor to make a festive table, as well. I even found a super cute cake stand that works perfectly for displaying any of your holiday desserts – they aren’t just for cake!


We are a pie loving family, and we always end up with way too many pies. Although there really is no such thing as too many pies, right? But I know that my Thanksgiving preparations this year include finding the perfect pie to bring for Thanksgiving dessert.


This Creamy Coconut Pie is like the little black dress of pies. It looks simple, yet it packs a punch. Filled with lots of coconut flavor and a creamy filling, this is a Thanksgiving dessert recipe that everyone should include in their family cookbook.

I found this super fun pie plate at Tuesday Morning, and it is the perfect accessory for this pie. I also found a new pie server that is as pretty as it is functional. Pair them up with a new table runner, linens and some festive decorations, and Thanksgiving dessert is served. Tuesday Morning even had a great selection of Thanksgiving themed paper plates, which makes Thanksgiving even easier!!


Now is the time to get prepared for your Thanksgiving festivities. I’m sharing this perfect holiday dessert with you, so all you need is a trip to Tuesday Morning (find the location nearest you HERE) to pick up all of your holiday baking necessities!

You can also stay up to date with Tuesday Morning by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. You can also subscribe to their email list and check out their latest ad.

And for even more Thanksgiving inspiration, check out the Thanksgiving Traditions Pinboard on Pinterest!


Creamy Coconut Pie


1 9-inch pie crust, fully baked

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

1/4 cup cold water

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Dash of salt

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon coconut extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut

1/3 cup toasted coconut


Combine the gelatin and the water in a small bowl. Set aside.

Combine the sugar, flour and salt in a small saucepan. Whisk in the milk and cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, then remove from the heat. Stir in the gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until completely cooled and thickened.

Once cool, whisk in the extracts.

In a separate bowl, beat the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the mixture, followed by the coconut. Spread the mixture into the cooked pie crust.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Top with toasted coconut before serving.

Makes 1 9-inch pie.


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  1. Reply Cathy Holder

    This looks fabulous! Just can’t wait to try it! Thank you!

  2. Reply Roseanne

    Hello! This looks delicious, and I have to say that your name gives no hint whatsoever as to your merchandise. I have driven by your Kenosha, WI location several times but haven’t stopped in. I will now – good to know. Deborah always has delicious recipes to share so this is a great pairing. Thank you!

  3. Reply J'Marinde

    To be FRANK: I,. as a subscriber to many newsletters and blogs, resent the drain on my time and energies when I am forced to jump from site to site in order to find the recipe or item featured on the INTRO email. To my thinking, this is treating us like imbeciles who must be stupidly LED to the prize. It makes on feel like a hooked fish or dumb animal. Please STOP this idiotic process or I will unsubscribe from any and ALL newsletters and blogs practicing such INSULTING treatment of subscribers.

  4. Reply Billie

    Hate it when I pull up the recipe – try to print it and you cannot highlight and just print part of it – you end up with 5 pages. Ridiculous.

    • Reply patricia parker

      I just pulled up the recipe, highlighted it and only printed it. Must be your computer.

    • Reply Mary

      @ Billie, I just highlighted and copied and printed the recipe part only. It can be done!

  5. Reply Shari Henry

    Looks delicious…definitely going to give it a try this holiday. Thank you!

  6. Reply cindee miller

    my sister and I love coconut..can’t wait to make this recipe. I will send it to her also for her to try

  7. Reply Lynnda Stephanoff

    I want the coconut cream pie for Thanksgiving? Where do I get it?

  8. Reply Janice Gandy

    I would like to be on Tuesday Morning e-mail. I love Tuesday Morning and bought some Halloween items yesterday. I could spend lots of money there, but I try to budget myself. I am in the New Braunfels area.

  9. Reply pat carlisle

    If you right click on your mouse the print feature will come up and you can print right off this page.

  10. Reply Judy Lewin

    Jigsaw puzzles is my hubby. I really enjoy the Jigsaw puzzles that you have, I would like to see more puzzles by John Powell

  11. Reply Barbara Gayle

    Thanks for the coconut pie recipe—can’t wait to try it!

  12. Reply Donna

    Looks yummy – I love anything coconut! Already Pinned it to my board to try. Thanks!

  13. Reply carole

    I have made this before and it is delicious.

  14. Reply Diana O.

    Looking for a recipe like this one to become a family tradition.

  15. Reply Shelley

    Those of us from Canada would like to sign up for emails, but can’t because the sign up doesn’t like postal codes. Maybe this could be changed? Thanks for your time—-Shelley

    • Tuesday Morning
      Reply Tuesday Morning

      Hi Shelley! Unfortunately, we cannot currently sign up anyone from Canada. We hope to be able to in the future and will let you know when that is! Thanks for loving our brand!