cream cheese, room temperature
sugar ; divided
coconut cream ; optional
unbaked 9" pie crust
1Beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth ; beat in the flour , then the whipping cream , coconut cream and rum.
2Add the egg yolks ; 1 @ a time until blended ; stir in the coconut.
3In a medium mixing bowl: beat the egg whites until foamy ; gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
4Fold the whipped egg whites into the cream cheese mixture.
5Pour into the pastry shell.
6Bake in a pre-heated oven @ 325° for 1 Hr.
7Turn off the oven after 1 hr. and prop the door open slightly ; leaving the pie inside the oven.
8After 30 minutes remove the pie and let cool.
9Chill in refrigerator at least 4 hrs. before serving.