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Monday, August 21, 2006 Bahamian Coconut Tart Recipe - Tropical Desserts

Bahamian Coconut Tart
Just sent in by Christi - doesn't it sound delicious??
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2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, well beaten

3 cups grated coconut
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and
salt; cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter (or use two knives)
until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and mix
in the milk and egg until a firm dough is formed. Roll out 3/4 of the
dough into a rectangular shape on a floured surface until it is 1/4-inch
thick. Transfer the dough to a greased 9x13-inch pan. Roll out the
remaining dough to the same thickness and cut into strips to use as
lattice top; set aside for now.

In a saucepan, combine the filling ingredients and cook over medium-high
heat until water dissolves, stirring frequently. Cool.

Spoon the coconut filling onto the crust and top with strips of dough to
form a lattice top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until
crust is golden brown. Serve warm or cool.

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