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Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust

Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust {gluten-free}

Pie! Everybody loves pie, right? Pudding pies are some of my favorite to make (like this one). They can be whipped up quickly with a box of pudding mix, or you can take your time and make pudding from scratch. The crust here is what really stands out, though.  The crust is essentially just the same coconut macaroon recipe used to make cookies.  I love coming up with fun and delicious gluten-free pie crusts. This one is no exception!

I probably should have called this a tart, because I used a tart pan (I wanted to see the edges of this beautiful coconutty crust!)  You can use either a tart pan or a pie pan, though.  It will just be a very short pie 🙂

This crust is so simple, I wasn’t sure it was going to hold a pudding filling when I started making it.  To start out, you just press the macaroon mixture up the sides of the tart or pie pan.  If you have a pie pan, just push the mixture up as far as it will go, it won’t reach the top of the pan.

Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust {gluten-free}

When it comes out of the oven, it’s beautifully browned around the edges and nice and firm on the bottom.

Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust {gluten-free}

When you’re ready to fill the pie, you just add toffee bits to your vanilla pudding (I used a box mix of vanilla pudding here, but next time I will be making it from scratch for sure) and stir it up.  Have you ever used these Bits O’ Brickle? The title makes me giggle when I say it out loud.

Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust {gluten-free}

Then you smooth out the pudding into the crust and you’re done!

Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust {gluten-free}

You can top with additional toffee bits if you want.

Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust {gluten-free}

This pie is so yummy. I love how the crunchy toffee bits and toasty coconut complement each other.

Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust {gluten-free}

And that’s it! Dig in! 

Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust {gluten-free}

Do you have a favorite gluten-free crust?  Every time I think I’ve found my new favorite, I find a new one! I can’t wait to use this macaroon crust on more pies! 

 

Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust
Serves 8
An easy, fun, and flavorful vanilla pudding pie with toffee bits and a gluten-free coconut macaroon cookie crust.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
21 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
21 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut (7 oz package)
  2. 2 tbsp granulated sugar (24 g)
  3. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 2 large egg whites
  5. 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  6. 1 tbsp cornstarch (8 g)
  7. 2 cups prepared vanilla pudding
  8. 1/4 cup +1 tbsp toffee bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In medium mixing bowl, stir to combine sugar, vanilla extract, egg whites, kosher salt, and cornstarch. Press mixture into and up the sides of a greased 9-inch tart or pie pan.
  3. Bake crust for 19-21 minutes, or until top of crust is golden brown.
  4. Let crust cool on a wire baking rack for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Fold 1/4 cup of the toffee bits into the vanilla pudding and spread into cooled pie crust.
  6. Garnish with remaining 1 tbsp of toffee bits. Cut, and serve.
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Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust {gluten-free}

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12 comments

  1. Kristi @ My SF Kitchen says:

    Yesssss pudding pies are the best! My family is visiting me this weekend, I think I will make this for them! 😀
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  2. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    Oh, I love this idea! I am such a huge coconut fan!
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  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Pudding pies are my favorite, too! I love the creamy texture and flavor. This vanilla toffee pie looks incredible, Michelle! And I’m in love with that crust. Sounds SO creative and perfect for this pie!
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  4. Dani @ Dani California Cooks says:

    MACAROON CRUST. i can’t believe i’ve never thought of that because i absolutely am crazy over coconut!! this is so creative, and looks delicious!!
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  5. Nicoletta @ sugarlovespices says:

    So easy yet so favorful and yummy! Love it!
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