Pina Colada Pie Recipe





  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cream of coconut
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavored extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Toast Coconut:
    • Spread shredded coconut evenly onto a baking sheet and toast in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. Prepare Graham Cracker Crust:
    • In a medium bowl, mix together crushed graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well combined. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan to form the crust.
  4. Prepare Cream Cheese Filling:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat together softened cream cheese and cream of coconut until fluffy.
    • Mix in the rum-flavored extract.
  5. Fold in Whipped Topping and Fruits:
    • Gently fold in the thawed frozen whipped topping, drained crushed pineapple, chopped maraschino cherries, and chopped pecans into the cream cheese mixture. Ensure even distribution.
  6. Assemble the Pie:
    • Spread the creamy mixture into the prepared graham cracker crust, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  7. Sprinkle with Toasted Coconut:
    • Sprinkle the toasted shredded coconut evenly over the top of the pie, creating a deliciously golden and crunchy layer.
  8. Chill:
    • Place the pie in the refrigerator and chill for several hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld and the pie to set.
  9. Serve:
    • Once chilled, slice and serve this delightful Pina Colada Pie. Garnish with additional shredded coconut or a cherry on top if desired.
  10. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy this tropical and refreshing dessert that captures the flavors of a classic Pina Colada in a delightful pie form! Perfect for any occasion.


Q1: Can I use fresh coconut instead of shredded coconut for this recipe?

A: Absolutely! You can use fresh coconut instead of shredded coconut for a more intense coconut flavor. Grate the fresh coconut and toast it before using.

Q2: Can I substitute cream of coconut with coconut milk or coconut cream?

A: While cream of coconut contributes to the sweet and creamy texture of the pie, you can use coconut cream as a substitute. Adjust the sweetness by adding a bit of sugar if necessary.

Q3: Can I use a different type of nut for the crust or omit them altogether?

A: Yes, you can use a different nut for the crust, like almonds or macadamia nuts, or omit them if you have nut allergies. The crust will still be delicious without nuts.

Q4: Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned crushed pineapple?

A: Certainly! You can use fresh pineapple, finely chopped, as a substitute for canned crushed pineapple. Ensure to drain any excess juice to maintain the pie’s texture.

Q5: Can I make this pie in advance and freeze it?

A: While the crust may become slightly softer after freezing, you can freeze this pie. Ensure it’s well-wrapped to prevent freezer burn and thaw it in the refrigerator before serving.

Q6: How long does the pie need to chill before serving?

A: It’s recommended to chill the Pina Colada Pie for several hours or preferably overnight to allow the flavors to meld and the pie to set properly.

Q7: Can I use a different type of extract instead of rum-flavored extract?

A: Absolutely! If you prefer, you can use vanilla extract or coconut extract as a substitute for the rum-flavored extract. Adjust the quantity to your taste.

Q8: Can I use a different type of pie crust, such as a store-bought one?

A: Yes, you can use a store-bought graham cracker crust for convenience. However, preparing the crust from scratch provides a homemade touch and allows you to adjust sweetness.

Q9: How long will the Pina Colada Pie last in the refrigerator?

A: The pie will stay fresh for about 3-4 days when stored in the refrigerator. Ensure it’s covered or stored in an airtight container to maintain its quality.

Q10: Can I serve this pie with a different topping, like whipped cream?

A: Absolutely! You can serve the Pina Colada Pie with a dollop of whipped cream or additional shredded coconut for an extra touch of indulgence.