Buko Pie

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).

Buko Pie Ingredients:

Pie Crust:

* 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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