Snowy, Flaky Goodness


I have a confession, I subscribe to Southern Living. The magazine I ridiculed my mom for years for reading, I now get in the mail. And I’m not gonna lie I actually like it. They have amazing recipes in every issue, which is the main reason I subscribe. Their December issue is always the best. I think I dog-eared a recipe on like every page this year. If you snubbed this magazine before, I highly suggest you check it out.

This recipe is from the current December 2010 issue. We made these for my brother-in-law’s birthday last weekend. We did them instead of cake and it was so nice because everyone each got their own little tart! I think they would make the perfect dessert for a holiday party. The white sprinkles of coconut look like snow to give a festive feel! If you like coconut you will love these. They are as tasty as they look!



My sister showing off the treats for her hubby!

COCONUT CREAM TARTS

-1/4 SUGAR
-1/3 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
-4 LARGE EGGS
-2 CUPS MILK
-1-2 CUPS SWEETENED FLAKED COCONUT
-1 TBLS VANILLA EXTRACT
-WHIPPED CREAM
-1 PACKAGE FROZEN TART SHELLS

WHISK TOGETHER 1/4 CUP SUGAR, 1/3 CUP ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR, 4 LARGE EGGS, AND 2 CUPS MILK IN A HEAVY SAUCEPAN. COOK OVER MEDIUM HEAT, WHISKING CONSTANTLY, 10 MINUTES OR UNTIL A CHILLED PUDDING-LIKE THICKNESS. REMOVE FROM HEAT AND STIR IN 1 CUP SWEETENED FLAKED COCONUT AND 1 TBSP VANILLA EXTRACT. COVER AND CHILL 6-24 HOURS.

BAKE 1 8OZ PACKAGE FROZEN TART SHELLS ACCORDING TO PACKAGE DIRECTIONS AND LET COOL SPOON CUSTARD INTO THE PIE SHELLS. DOLLOP WITH SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM, SPRINKLE WITH ADDITIONAL COCONUT.

MAKES 8 TARTS

PRINT RECIPE HERE

8 Comments

  1. December 2, 2010 / 12:46 pm

    I must admit I subscribe to that magazine, but I also subscribe to us weekly and Lucky, but anyway I think southern living has the best recipes

  2. December 2, 2010 / 12:59 pm

    I subscribe too! I love it! I haven't received the December issue yet….huh? Anyway, this recipe looks amazing! I love coconut! I am sure they were a huge hit!

  3. December 2, 2010 / 1:50 pm

    Those look awesome girly! I will have to subscribe 🙂

  4. December 2, 2010 / 2:11 pm

    that does indeed look like snowy flaky goodness xxxx

  5. December 2, 2010 / 3:17 pm

    you had me at Coconut!

  6. December 2, 2010 / 4:21 pm

    I love Southern Living but never thought I would growing up! My mom and both of my grandmas were avid SL readers and I just did not get it. But now I anxiously await each month's magazine. The tarts look amazing!

  7. December 3, 2010 / 9:50 pm

    I have a soft spot for SL, too. And these tarts look so yummy – just printed the recipe out; thank you!!! xo

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