Nest Pie

This recipe for creating a Nest Pie is shared by the Pie Queen of Bowling Green, Brie Golliher.

Nest Pie

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This recipe for creating a Nest Pie is first in a series of pie recipes shared by the Pie Queen of Bowling Green, Brie Golliher. You can find more of her recipes and handy work on her blog Burger and Pies.

Brie is part of a husband-wife duo that owns Boyce General Store in Bowling Green. The Bowling Green native has a passion for pies and it shows. She perfects her craft in the kitchens of the General Store, testing recipes and teaching community baking classes to share her knowledge.

Her recipe for Nest Pie is one of her most popular and is the winner of the Duncan Hines Festival Best Dessert in 2015. It has a coconut macaroon crust with a fudge-brownie filling, which makes it gluten-free. Golliher says, “This pie is an absolute showstopper. The underdog of Thanksgiving pies, my nest pie is sure to impress your whole family. It’s a gluten-free, chocolate-filled, coconut-crusted dream—there’s a reason this pie has won Duncan Hines awards!”

Golliher also shares these pie hacks designed to save you time:

Make ahead. Prep the crust(s) weeks before you need them and freeze to reduce stress day-of.

Make multiples. Extra batches of fillings and pie crusts can be refrigerated or frozen for later use.

For the best results, use real, unsalted butter.

Invite your friends. Make baking a group project by involving family and friends in the kitchen.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 4 cups sweetened snowflake coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Crust

  • 1 Toss coconut and sugar together in a bowl.
  • 2 Mix together with egg whites and vanilla extract with your hands (it's sticky, but it's the best way).
  • 3 Use 1/3 of the mixture to press into 6 greased mini-tart pans.
  • 4 Bake until brown in a 325 degree F oven.

Filling

  • 1 Melt unsalted butter and chocolate chips together in microwave.
  • 2 Add sugar and brown sugar to melted chocolate.
  • 3 Stir in eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • 4 Scoop into the mini-pans.
  • 5 Bake until the filling is just beginning to set (about 10 minutes).
  • 6 Add remaining crust to the edges and bake till the filling is puffed and the crust is browned.

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