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jrshaul

Coconut mousse pie?

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Some time ago, a friend of a friend introduced me to the coconut mousse pie. The effect of combining the frequently pudding-like custard with the meringue was about the same as first experiencing mayonnaise before it had de-emulsified into vinegar and oil.

I was too intoxicated at the time to get the recipe, and having found coconut at the dollar store (where I now buy 90% of my non-food household goods), I'd like to try it myself. Sadly, I've yet to find one featuring the wonderful italian meringue base of the original, though an awful lot do substitute cool whip.

Any suggestions?


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Was this all a drunken hallucination? If so, can anyone suggest how to go about making it a reality?

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Do you think it could have been a chiboust? Maybe it was coconut pastry cream with meringue mixed in. Here are a couple of links:

http://www.joepastry.com/2011/making-chiboust/

http://pastrychefonline.com/2007/05/04/chiboust-cream/

This chocolate dessert looks pretty mousse-y.

http://www.chefeddy.com/2010/07/creme-chiboust/

It sounds like it left quite an impression! Let us know how your experiments turn out!

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The chiboust looks intriguing, but it's not the same thing at all. I'll be making one anyway, of course.

It sounds like it left quite an impression! Let us know how your experiments turn out!

I'm starting to suspect that the whole thing is a trick played on me by my poor memory and even worse alcohol tolerance. If this is the case, I'll have to figure it out as I go along. I wonder how many desserts were invented this way?

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