Buko Pie is the specialty of Laguna Province, Philippines. It is a traditional Filipino pastry style, young-coconut-filled pie. It was one of the most famous and must-try Filipino dish. It is made with young coconuts (buko).
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp. salt
* 2/3 cup shortening
* 1 piece eggyolk
* 1 tsp. vinegar
* 1/4 cup ice water
Buko Pie Filling:
* 4 cups coconut meat
* 1 cup coconut water
* 1 300 ml. can Sweetened Condensed Milk
* 2/3 cup cornstarch
How To Make Buko Pie:
1). Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening using two knives or a pastry cutter.
2). Combine the egg yolk, vinegar and water. After that, slowly add the liquid to the flour mixing until dough can be handled.
3).Divide the dough into 2; one part slightly bigger than the other. Roll bigger dough to about 2 inches larger than a 16-inch pie plate.
4). Fit dough into a pie plate, letting sides hang.
5). Roll out remaining dough for the crust.
6). Set it aside for a while.
7). Combine filling ingredients in a thick saucepan.
8). Cook and sti constantly to thicken. Cool then pour into prepared crust.
9). Cover with top crust; flute or crimp edges together to seal.
10). Bake for 1 – 1.5 hrs. at 425 degrees F.
Buko Pie Image By Martin Sordilla [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
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