True: traditional whoopie pies are not pie at all—rather, they are cake-like cookies with frosting sandwiched in between. But in the case of the Coconut Cream Whoopie Pie, you can have your cake and eat your pie, too: the rich filling is sort of like a mix between coconut frosting and cream pie filling.
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These pocket sized Coconut Cream Jar Pies from Handheld Pies are not exactly like the slice you'd find at your local diner, and the fact that it comes in a jar is only the beginning.
This particular coconut cream pie, adapted from Sonya Jones' Sweet Auburn Desserts is a spot-on rendition of the Southern classic, a mile high with equal parts gooey coconut custard and mounds of fluffy whipped cream all topped off with a shower of toasted coconut flakes.