Piña Colada Cream Pie

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.90
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1 1/4 cupsGraham Crumble
1 tbspFlax Seed Meal
3 tbspWater
1/2 tspNutmeg,ground
1 tspGinger,ground
2 1/2 cupsSplit Red Lentils, cooked and cooled (1 cup dry)
250gLow Fat Cream Cheese
2 tbspHoney
1 tspVanilla
2 tbspMilk or Coconut Milk
2 cupsPineapple,roughly chopped
1/2 cupShredded unsweetened coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Combine flax and water in a blender or food processor and blend well.
  3. Add graham crumbs, nutmeg and ginger and combine well.
  4. Press graham crust mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan.
  5. Combine cooked lentils, cream cheese, honey, vanilla and milk in a food processor and blend well.
  6. Add pineapple and coconut and pulse lightly to combine.
  7. Pour over graham crust and bake for 20 min
  8. Cool and serve


  • You may not expect to find protein in a dessert. But the protein in this pie not only makes it stand out from other desserts, it also prevents the sweet ingredients from raising your blood sugar as much as other desserts do.
  • A serving of lentils contains more protein than a serving of yogurt! A ¾ cup serving of lentils provides about 13 grams of protein, making it a full serving from the Meat and Alternatives group in Canada’s Food Guide.
  • Some studies have shown that eating pulses such as lentils may improve the body’s response to sugar. This is because pulses lower insulin and blood sugar responses after a meal. One study found that lentils not only lower the blood sugar effect from the meal in which they are eaten, but also the next meal eaten four hours later!