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.
- 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