Pastel de Coco (Colombian-Style Coconut Pie)

Pastel de Coco (Colombian-Style Coconut Pie)

This Pastel de Coco is a traditional dessert from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Coconut is a very important ingredient in the coastal regions of the country, and it is used in both savory and sweet dishes.

Colombian-Style Coconut Pie has always been an absolute favorite of mine, given my long running love affair with dulce de coco (coconut fudge). I love the combination of the rich and sweet filling with the texture of the shredded coconut. Pair that with a buttery, flaky crust and you pretty much have heaven, as far as I’m concerned.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 7 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 10 tablespoons ice water
  • Dulce de coco (See recipe here)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
Read the whole recipe on My Colombian Recipes