If moms everywhere get breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, then what do dads get on Father’s Day? The answer: his favorite homemade pie. My husband knows when he gets a homemade pie made by the hands of those who love him, it’s because we want to spoil him the best way we know how. I know it is a little cliché, but with my husband the way to his heart really is food; and particularly pie. I’ve have observed over the years how much men enjoy pie above most other types of desserts. In my family pies are the best part of a Father’s Day done right. It was true with my dad, it’s true with my brother-in-laws, and it is no surprise that it is with my husband. It is what it is.
You can always buy a store-bought pie, but on Father’s Day homemade is best. There is something so sweet and special about a homemade pie that help dads feel just a little more special. They recognize the effort and love that went into it – and they love to say, “You guys made that just for me?”
Today I’m sharing with you one of my husband’s favorite pies. This Coconut Lime Cream Pie is made with a graham cracker coconut crust, then filled with a lime sour cream custard, and finally topped off with coconut cream infused whipped cream. Sprinkled with lime zest and toasted coconut flakes, this refreshing citrus dessert can be easily made by older kids (my 13 year old daughter has been making this pie on her own for the last 2 years), but there is plenty younger kids can do to help with the process. Best made the night before serving, this summer inspired pie is the perfect way to celebrate the special dad in your life.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads that weigh in heavily with their kids out there!