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Description[]

Buko is the tagalog term for young coconut. Buko pie is one of the most must-try product and specialty of Laguna. It is also one of the very few pastries that the Filipino enjoys.

Buko-pie

Buko Pie

Ingredients[]

Pie pastry[]

Filling[]

Directions[]

Pie pastry[]

  1. Combine flour, salt and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Combine egg yolks and ice water and blend into flour mixture until it turns into dough.
  4. Add a little more water if dough is still crumbly.
  5. Refrigerate for 30 mixtures.
  6. With a rolling pin, roll dough thinly, about ¼ inch thick, on a lightly floured board.
  7. Make the pastry.
  8. Bake the pie crust, set aside and cool.

Filling[]

  1. Combine pie-filling ingredients except cornstarch mixture in a deep saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. When boiling gently, add cornstarch mixture, stirring fast, until combined mixture has thickened.
  4. Pour mixture evenly into prepared pie crust.
  5. Let cool, then refrigerate until firm.
  6. Top with toasted sweetened coconut flakes just before serving.
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