Tasty Desert-How To Prepare Macapuno Cream Pie

Traditional Filipino baked pastry style, purple yam and coconut sport (macapuno) filled pie. Made with just grated purple yam, coconut sport, sugar, butter, eggs and evaporated milk, in a semi flaky crust. Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
  2. 2 Cups all purpose flour
  3. 1 Teaspoon salt
  4. 1 Teaspoon sugar
  5. 3/4 Cup (170 g) shortening
  6. 8 Tablespoon ice water
  8. 2 Cups grated purple yam
  9. 2 Eggs
  10. 1 Cup sugar
  11. 1 Cup ( 8 ounces) butter
  12. 1 Bottle coconut sport
  13. 1 Cup evaporated milk
  2. In a mixing bowl, put flour, salt, and sugar. Mix until completely combined.
  3. Add shortening cubes into flour mixture, and chop up and down using a pastry blender.
  4. Until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some small pea-sized pieces remaining.
  5. Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time, mix until mixture just begins to clump together.
  6. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Roll out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to a 12- 13 inch circle.
  9. Transfer dough to pie plate by loosely rolling around rolling pin.
  11. Put butter and sugar in a mixing bowl, and blend until smooth and creamy
  12. Put grated purple yam and evaporated milk in a separate bowl, beat until smooth.
  13. Add vanilla flavoring and beaten eggs, continue mixing until well combined.
  14. Mix the purple yam mixture in butter mixture.
  15. Continue mixing while slowly adding the coconut sport.
  16. BAKING
  17. Pour mixture into a pan line with crust, and spread evenly.
  18. Gently place the other piece of crust onto the top of the filling in the pie.
  19. Press edges together to seal and flute as desired, and trim excess dough.
  20. Poke a hole in top crust to vent steam, and brush with beaten egg.
  21. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350°F for 35-40 minutes.


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