It is the summer, which means that there is an abundance of fresh fruit at every corner. You can find strawberries in every store, on every cart and at every farm stand. Since I can’t help but buy pound after pound I had to find a way to use them and be healthy about it because, you know, I’m pregnant.
I also love coconut and lime, a theme you will see come up on here again and again. *Cue Lime and the Coconut*
So I made these tasty pies and they were a cinch to put together thanks to mini pre-made pie crusts. Just throw them in the oven at 350F to bake until crisp and golden on edges, then let them cool and fill them to your hearts desire.
The filling? Fresh macerated berries with a bit of coconut sugar, a squeeze of fresh lime juice and lime zest.
And to top it all off? Coconut cream! I have canned coconut milk out the wazoo so it was a no brainer. Add some lime zest and a touch of sugar to sweeten it up, and you have a filling dessert that is gorgeous, fresh and delicious!
*** Feel free to sub the strawberries for your favorite fruit. To make these completely vegan, make your own pie crust with coconut oil for an extra dose of healthy fats and tropical flavor!
Fresh Coconut Lime Strawberry Pies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Lime Macerated Strawberries
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 lime, zested
Lime Coconut Whip
6 tablespoons coconut cream, refrigerated
2 teaspoons coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
2 mini pie crusts
1/2 lime, to zest
For Pie Crusts: Bake according to manufacturer’s directions. Allow to cool completely before filling.
For Lime Macerated Strawberries, combine all ingredients and stir to ensure berries are completely covered. Set aside.
For Coconut Whip, combine all ingredients. Set aside.
To serve, divide strawberries among pie crusts and top with a dollop of cold coconut whip. Garnish with additional lime zest and a mint leaf!
And that’s it! Super easy and super delicious. Give it a try and let me know wha you think in the comments!
Besos y Abrazos,