Frangipani Pie

Christine Zacharda


Frangipani Pie is a tropical dessert that pays tribute to the delicate white and gold fragrant Frangipani flower that blooms in northern tropical Australian coastal areas.

This pie is often presented for almost any occasion for celebration.

It is displayed generally with float bowls of the Frangipani flowers nearby.

This recipe has been made by at least five generations of my family.


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20 Min
15 Min


  • 1 large
    gram cracker pie shell( or any other prepared pie shell)
  • 450 g
    can of crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 c
    corn starch mixed with
  • 1/4 c
    cold water
  • 2 large
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 c
    milk or coconut milk ( or soy milk)
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar ( or substitute )
  • 1/4 c
    corn starch mixed with
  • 1/4 c
    cold water
  • 1 c
    shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter ( or soy substitute)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 large
    egg whites
  • 4 Tbsp
    fine sugar (or substitute)

How to Make Frangipani Pie


  1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Pineapple Layer
    Pour crushed pineapple into a pan, add cornstarch and water and bring to boil stirring constantly
  3. Cook 1 minute and remove from heat
  4. Quickly stir in egg yolkes and put aside to cool
  5. Coconut Cream Layer
    Heat milk and sugar in a pan over gentle heat until sugar is dissolved
  6. Add cornstarch and water mix stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils
  7. Remove from heat and add shredded coconut, vanilla and butter, stir together
  8. Set aside to cool
  9. Meringue Layer
    Whip egg whites until light and fluffy
  10. Gradually add sugar, beating well with each addition until the sugar is dissolved and the Meringue has formed
  11. Assembly
    Spoon half the coconut crem mix into the pie shell
  12. Add pineapple mixture, then top with the remaining coconut cream mix
  13. Top with the Meringue mix
  14. Bake for 15 minutes or until the Meringue is golden and cooked

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About Frangipani Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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