Easy Filipino Coconut Pie (Buko Pie)

Updated on May 19, 2020
Edwin Alcantara profile image

As a child, Edwin's mom told him, "If you want to eat, you should cook it yourself." And that's exactly what he's been doing ever since.

Buko Pie (Filipino Coconut Pie)
Buko Pie (Filipino Coconut Pie)
5 stars from 1 rating of Filipino Coconut Pie (Buko Pie)

Filipino-Style Coconut Pie

When I was a child in the Philippines, my grandmother always brought freshly baked coconut pie, known locally as buko pie, whenever she visited me. After moving to the United States, I was disappointed to find that I was unable to find this dessert in any bakery or shop. So whenever I travel back to the Philippines, I make sure to buy one of these pies. If you like to bake, you can make one at home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ready-to-bake frozen pie crusts
  • 2 cups frozen young coconut meat, available at Asian stores
  • 1/2 cup coconut water, available at Asian stores
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Thaw out the frozen young coconut, as well as the two pie crusts, in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, let both stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
  3. Make the filling: Simmer the milk and sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat, until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add the thawed coconut, and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Dissolve the cornstarch in coconut water. Add this to the filling mixture, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool.
  7. Gently unroll the first pie crust in a 9-inch ungreased pie dish. Press the crust firmly against the side and bottom of dish. Seal any cracks in the dough by pushing the edges together with wet fingers. Trim the bottom crust along the edge of the pie dish.
  8. Add the filling on top of the pie crust, spreading it evenly.
  9. Moisten the edge of the bottom crust with water before applying the top crust.
  10. Place the second pie crust on top and press the two crusts firmly together to form a fluted edge.
  11. Cut a few slits in the top crust to vent.
  12. Bake for 15 minutes; then cover the edges of the crust with a strip of foil to prevent excessive browning of the edges.
  13. Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes.
  14. Allow to cool before serving.

Variations

  • If desired, you can brush the top of the pie with an egg wash after the first 15 minutes in the oven.
  • Instead of frozen coconut, try using fresh coconuts (you should be able to find them at an Asian market).
  • You can also use frozen shredded coconut.
  • Instead of milk, you can substitute evaporated milk or cream.
  • Serve with whipped cream, if desired.


Ready-to-Bake Pie Crusts

Immaculate Baking Pie Crusts, Ready to Bake Pie Crusts, 2 Rolled Crusts for a 9 Inch Pie, 15 oz
Immaculate Baking Pie Crusts, Ready to Bake Pie Crusts, 2 Rolled Crusts for a 9 Inch Pie, 15 oz
If you don't have time to make a pie crust from scratch, then the next best thing is to buy the ready-to-bake crusts. I like this brand because it contains two crusts: one for the bottom and one for the top. It's also easy to use: just thaw it out and unroll it. It comes with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions, as well.
 

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • Edwin Alcantara profile imageAUTHOR

        Edwin Alcantara 

        2 weeks ago from California

        Thanks.

      • AliciaC profile image

        Linda Crampton 

        2 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I love recipes with coconut in them. The pie in your recipe sounds delicious.

      • Edwin Alcantara profile imageAUTHOR

        Edwin Alcantara 

        2 weeks ago from California

        Your welcome. Enjoy!

      • alekhouse profile image

        Nancy Hinchliff 

        2 weeks ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

        I am no longer able to cook and bake for myself, but have someone that comes in a couple of times a week to do it for me. I will definitely have her prepare and bake this delicious looking pie. TKS so much.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)