Coconut Fruit Pie


12 Tablespoons canned cream of coconut


2 cups shredded coconut, lightly toasted

1 teaspoon ginger

1 1/2 papayas, thinly sliced

1 9-inch pie crust, baked according to package directions and completely cooled

2 (8 oz) packages light cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup apricot preserves

Honey Tips

Honey Is One of the Oldest Foods

Honey is one of the oldest foods in existence. It was found in the tomb of King Tut and was still edible since honey never spoils.


Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in cream of coconut and honey; then coconut and ginger. Spread filling in crust. Arrange fruit on top of filling. Put preserves in a pan over low heat. Stir frequently, until liquefied. Brush over fruit. Refrigerate until filling is firm (at least 1 hour). Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Keep refrigerated. Serves 8.