Friday, February 24, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate Giveaway!

I was thrilled when Tropical Traditions contacted me about doing another review and giveaway for them because I really love their products.  I picked the Coconut Cream Concentrate, since it just sounded delicious.  And it didn't disappoint.  When I opened the jar and took a whiff, it smelled just like coconut cream pie.  My husband immediately stirred some into his coffee, and he was smitten.  So smitten that he pleaded to take it to work so he could use it in his coffee there.  We may be diplomatically dividing the jar.
I'm not much for drinking coffee, but I do love a good coconut cream pie, so I decided to try to adapt a recipe I had.  I came up with one that's a keeper!

Coconut Cream Pie:
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup melted coconut cream concentrate
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flaked coconut
2 unbaked 9 inch deep dish pie shells

Beat eggs with mixer until lemon colored.  Stir in sugar and flour.  Blend in butter, coconut cream concentrate, milk and vanilla.  Add coconut last.  Pour into pie shells.  Bake at 325* for 55 minutes or done.  Yield: 2 pies.

Pierce said, "I could eat this pie EVERY DAY".  Cort said, "YUMMY!" and Reid said, "I want more pie!"  I made these pies around lunch time.  We ate an entire pie before the day was over.  It was that good.  Next year, for Thanksgiving?  I'm making this!
Disclaimer - I received one jar of coconut cream concentrate for review purposes.  The opinions stated above are my own.
Want to enter to win your own jar of coconut cream concentrate?  Just click on the Read More beside my signature to enter.  Good luck! 
   


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61 comments:

Jill said...

Your pie looks beautiful and so good!

cat said...

I wonder if this would be good to just spread on toast? Or maybe throw a little in the crockpot with orange juice and a chicken. Yum!

Kasey @ TFOMplus2 said...

It's too early in the morning to be making me crave pie!

Clint Baker said...

If I win, I will use it on toast!

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Karen said...

I just entered. We LOVE coconut custard pie, I like your recipe, looks delicious!.... never heard of this stuff before, don't know if I can get it around here.

Emily said...

Oh, yum! Your pie looks delicious!

Melodie said...

I love coconut cream pie! I also am found of Tropical Traditions,I have used their stuff for years.

Sagittarian said...

Yummy pie!! And I'm sure this is really yummy! Thanks Lisa, this is another treat for us! :)

Patrice said...

I'd use the coconut cream for my Chocolate Coconut Easter Eggs. Think mounds bars- but better:)

Valerie said...

Total coconut love!!! I will be making this, and SOON!

Southwest Arkie said...

That looks so tasty! My husband uses coconut oil in his coffee.

Michelle P. said...

You had me at pie! I would definitely make a pie too. :)

MCul said...

Your pie recipe sounds great!

Becky Jane said...

I would mix it with pineapple juice and crushed ice!

JMyers666 said...

I'd make toast with coconut cream concentrate on it! (I don't cook)

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My Journey With Candida said...

My Hubs loves coconut cream pie, so that is probably what I would make with it.

Chatty Crone said...

Got to skip this one - I don't like coconut and I know it is good for you! sandie

Loretta said...

Lisa, my tummy is asking for a slice of this yummy looking pie! Well, if not a slice, how about a fork full? No! Then, I suppose I'll just have to close...sigh, my tummy is now begging out loud! lol! Hugs

Michelle said...

Interesting product and it looks like it made a great pie.

A Quiet Corner said...

Now what a crazy question...what would I make?!?! I would make that darn pie, that's what...so I'm hoping I'll win!!!...:)JP

Nate Shenk said...

Wow...I'd give big money for that pie right now. I know my mum uses coconut cream, but I'll take the pie! :D

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I just know that pie is sooooo yummy, and we would love a bite!
love
tweedles

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

This looks great. Huge coconut fans here. Looks like a product I want to try.

Sassanada said...

That pie sounds amazing, I'd love to try it! I would use this with roasted acorn squash mixed with a little brown sugar...yummmmm!

Just Add Walter said...

that looks great! thanks for the chance to win and try this!!

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Missykay1980 said...

Loooks Sooo Yummy` If I win I will make the same thing! ty

Kerri said...

Love this give away! If we won I would probably use it to make some smoothies or some cookies! Yum!
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Ginny said...

The pie looks really good! I have never heard of this, wish they sold it in the grocery store!

Taleah said...

I think your husband's idea about the coffee sounds fantastic!

Michele P. said...

to be honest, I was thinking to use it in a pie myself... and your recipe looks extremely easy and delicious!

Deanna said...

Well yummie...that pie sounds delicious. My Mom always made a good coconut cream pie. Never heard of that concentrate, will have to check into that one.

camp and cottage living said...

Lisa
How did you know coconut cream pie is my favorite? It looks very yummy!

Candie L said...

It would probably be a pie. I have never attempted anything like that before. Thank you

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Maryann D. said...

I would love to make that coconut cream pie.

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Sandy said...

I love coconut cream pie and am now wondering if I have the ingredients on hand to make one....hmmmm

Jessica P said...

I would try to make some sort of cookie :)

Laura said...

I'd like to try the Coconut Cream Pie...it looks delicious!

Katie Pinke said...

Yum! I'm a coconut lover. I think people either love or hate it. Can't wait to see who wins!

Tracy said...

yum, looks like a great pie...I am such a coconut lover and I have a friend who makes her own lotions and she has a coconut banana parfait and is it lovely!

Allisha Gold said...

If I won, I'd love to use this to make a chocolatey-coconut pie or maybe even experiment with brownies. Thanks so much!

Elena said...

I would make Raspberry Coconut Cream Pie:
http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2011/7/25/raspberry-coconut-cream-pie
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Saida said...

I use coconut cream for alot of our dishes. I grew up in the Indian Ocan coast and coconut is a main ingredient in our food.. use it in rice, vegetables, meat, bananas etc. Even making rice patties or cakes.. So I would really love to try this. I have been substituting coconut cream powder when I cook.

DebbyM said...

Definetly coconut cream pie and with Easter coming up....coconut cream eggs!

Thanks!
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Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Now you've gone and made me hungry for pie.

Christina said...

I'd like to try smores with coconut cream replacing corn-syrupy marshallows. Crossing fingers, toes and paws! Thx for the chance to win!

Psalm112 said...

I read that you can use it to make pudding. I can't do gelatin and so this seems so exciting!!!

Kristen said...

I'd try the pie.

Kara Robson said...

Coconut Cream Brownies!

They would go over very well in my house.

I've never heard of this stuff but will absolutely be keeping my eye out for it even if I don't win!

ZuZu said...

I would try a pie just like yours.

okasanbear said...

I think coconut cream pie, or coconut cream brownies...I have never tried it before, but it sounds just so yummy!

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Melissa O. said...

Idk what I would "make" but I'm a coffee drinker and your husband's idea sounds amazing. I think I could make some amazing cookies with this

Tes283 said...

Coconut cream sounds wonderful. I have some lovely coconut to make it with, if you supply the cream. Yummy. Thanks.

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm thinking a pound cake would be amazing with this, Lisa. Your pie looks great.

dfraley3 said...

I'm going to use it in candy.
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Alica said...

I love the taste of coconut...this looks good! :)

Marija said...

I would make coconut muffins with it!

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Rhett said...

We'd make ice cream with it, or may be a banana coconut freeze

jhitomi said...

I would definitely make this pie or maybe a flan.
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Kim said...

Hmm I like cat's suggestion.

Darlene said...

I would make cookies

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Valerie & Its the SimpleThings said...

I would try this in my coffee for starters.

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