Monday, February 16, 2015

Blog Anniversary and Old Fashioned Coconut Tart

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Tart

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As I mentioned on Friday, I'm celebrating my 4 year blog anniversary!  Oh boy, times flies you are having fun, making recipes, taking pictures and writing posts.  So this calls for a big celebration with treats and a giveaway with some of my other blogger friends.  We are celebrating with $500 paypal cash and sweet treats.  What's a party without goodies, right?

I'm bringing to the party this Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Tart.  Such creamy goodness in chocolate crust.  These won't last long in your house - they didn't at mine! 

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Tart

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield - 1 pie or 5 individual tarts
Ingredients (1 pie or 5 tarts)
    • 22 oreos
    • 3 tablespoons melted butter
    • 3 cups half and half
    • 2 eggs
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup toasted coconut (divided)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • Whipped topping
    • 1 9" chocolate crust (if not making tarts)
    1. Preheat oven to 350
    2. Finely chop oreos in food processor; remove to bowl and add melted butter.
    3. Divide between 5 small 4-5" tart dishes with removable bottoms; press up sides and bottom
    4. Bake for 10 minutes then cool completely
    1. In a medium saucepan combine the half and half, eggs, sugar and salt.
    2. Bring to boil over low heat stirring constantly
    3. Remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup coconut and vanilla
    4. Divide into tart pans (or one crust); refrigerate about 4 hours until firm.
    5. Top with whipped topping and additional coconut
    6. Keep refrigerated
    7. Note: to toast coconut, place on a single layer on baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally until golden brown
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    More this week on my blogging life and a behind the scenes look.  For now enjoy this sweet treat and enter to win our giveaway!

    Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Tart

    The giveaway runs until 11 p.m. EST on February 28th.  Winner announced on March 1st.  Good Luck!!

    Birthday Bloggers
    Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes -  Deb at Cooking on the Front Burner
    Paula at Call Me PMc - Emily at Nap-Time Creations
    Aimee at Like Mother Like Daughter - Britney at The Princess and Her Cowboys

    Birthday Blogger Friends
    Cindy at Little Miss Celebration - Lisa at Cooking With Curls
    Sheryl at Lady Behind the Curtain - Cathy at Lemon Tree Dwelling
    Julie at Tastes of Lizzy T - Marcie at Flavor the Moments
    Carrie at Frugal Foodie Mama - Julie at This Gal Cooks
    Julie at Bread Booze Bacon- Shauna at The Best Blog Recipes
    Sandra at A Dash of Sanity - Rachael at Eazy Peazy Mealz
    Claire at A Little Claireification - Evelyn at My Turn for Us
    Nancy at The Bitter Side of Sweet - Emily at It Bakes Me Happy
    Alyssa at What's Cooking Love - Erin at DelightEMade
    Kristi at I Should Be Mopping the Floor 

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    1. Hi Deb - your tart is definitely one I have to try!! It looks amazing! Just tickled to be celebrating your blog birthday with you! Lots of wishes for many more years of blogging fun & friendships!

    2. That tart looks incredible, Deb! Pinned and so glad to be a part of your blog birthday celebration! Congrats on 4 years - wow!! xoxo

    3. Congrats on 4 fabulous years, Deb, and these tarts look amazing! I love coconut cream anything, and these I've got to try! Thank you for including me in this great giveaway! :)

    4. I'm a coconut fan, big time, so this must be pinned! Happy (almost) 4th Anniversary, Deb!

    5. Happy Blogiversary!!!! I'm so glad I get to help you celebrate. :)

    6. I wish I could get one tiny piece of this tart... for breakfast :)

    7. my husband attempted his first ever cheesecake last week for my birthday - peanut butter cup chocolate cheesecake! it was wonderful!

    8. Wow this looks amazing. Loving all that coconut flavor.

    9. Happy anniversary! :)
      My dad always bakes the same cake/torte for my birthday: chocolate cake, with apricot jam, covered in chocolate :) Definitely one of my favourite desserts, especially when it comes with whipped cream and a glass of milk.

    10. Congrats on 4 years!! That's such an accomplishment. This Coconut Tart looks sinfully good!

    11. Happy happy blog birthday Deb! Congrats on 4 years! I am coco for coconuts and this coconut tart looks like the perfect way to celebrate!

    12. What a great recipe! Looks amazing!

    13. I am in love with coconut cream anything - these look amazing! Happy blog birthday :)

    14. Happy blog birthday!!! :D Dessert I love on my birthday would be anything with lots and lots of chocolate & cream! :)

    15. I am so so happy to be helping you celebrate your 4 years! Thanks for taking us along on the ride!

    16. I love ice cream cake on my birthday!

    17. Happy blog birthday to you, sweet friend! Isn't it amazing how fast time flies when you're having fun?! :) Love the tarts - they look so scrumptious!!

    18. These tarts seriously look amazing! I would love to try these out! Also, happy bloggiversary!

    19. Congratulations on the blog anniversary! This pie looks ah-mazing! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

    20. Wow, this looks so good. I must try. Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

    21. This is such a pretty dessert, Deb!

    22. I've been in love with toasted coconut lately and I love that you paired it with a chocolate crust! Sounds amazingly delicious! Congrats on your blogiversary and thanks for letting me be part of it!!

    23. Scrumptious sounding!! Congratulations on your bloggy anniversary!! Come link up and share this recipe with us at

    24. I am the only one in my family that likes coconut but I am going to make this tart anyway. TeeHee


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