Gluten-Free Coconut Cream Pie

Gluten-Free Coconut Cream Pie {Dairy-Free Option}

Sweet and creamy Gluten-Free Coconut Cream Pie. An easy coconut macaroon crust with a vanilla and coconut custard filling topped with fresh whipped cream. Recipe with a dairy-free option.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut cream pie, gluten-free coconut cream pie, gluten-free dairy-free coconut cream pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Chilling Time 3 hours
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 694 kcal



  • 2 2/3 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter , dairy-free use Smart Balance butter
  • 2 large egg whites


  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (I like Pillsbury gluten-free)
  • 2 cups milk dairy-free use almond, cashew or coconut milk
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter , dairy-free use Smart Balance butter


  • 16 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar I like my whipped cream sweet. Adjust to your liking
  • If you want your whipped cream to be stabilized add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.

Dairy-Free Topping

  • 1 (14-ounce) can coconut cream ,refrigerated overnight
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
US Customary - Metric



  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch pie pan with gluten-free cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl combine egg whites, shredded coconut and melted butter (or dairy-free butter) in a bowl

  3. Pat coconut mixture into pie pan to make the crust.
  4. Bake crust for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Please watch your crust because all ovens are different.


  1. In a medium saucepan, mix gluten-free flour, sugar, milk (or dairy-free milk) and egg yolks.

  2. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute (use timer).
  3. Remove from heat and add shredded coconut, vanilla, and butter (or dairy-free butter).

  4. Pour the custard filling into crust. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.


  1. Combine heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Use a mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form and it becomes firm. This pie works best with really firm whipped topping.
  3. Before serving, either spread or pipe the whipped cream on top of the pie.
  4. Optional: sprinkle with toasted coconut. To toast coconut, spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Sprinkle shredded coconut on pan and toast in the oven at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes.

Dairy-Free Topping

  1. To make the topping: chill a large mixing bowl and whisk attachments of a mixer in the freezer for 10 minutes. Scrape out the top of the chilled and thickened coconut cream (leaving the liquid behind) and place the hardened coconut cream in your chilled mixing bowl. Beat for 30 seconds with a mixer until creamy. Then add vanilla, confectioners’ sugar, and corn starch and mix for 1 minute until creamy and smooth. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate. Place in an air-tight container and refrigerate the coconut whip for up to 3 days. Before serving the pie, spread the coconut whip on top of the pie.

Recipe Notes

Mama says "Check all of the labels!"

You can subsite cool whip for the whipped cream topping.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Coconut Cream Pie {Dairy-Free Option}
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 694 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56g 86%
Saturated Fat 42g 210%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Potassium 371mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 30g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 22.9%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 12.7%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.