Coconut Apple Surprise Recipe

Coconut Apple Surprise Recipe
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I will be one of the first to tell you – I love apple season! I'm one of those people who buy apples throughout the year, even if I feel a bit guilty knowing that they came from the other side of the world. When October rolls around, one of the first things I look at doing as making some type of apple pie. I have a handful of recipes I make depending on sales and the mood of my family. To start off Budget Earth's Apple Festival, it seemed only appropriate


While I know some people love complicated recipes, I am someone who prefers enjoys simplicity and creating delicious dishes using ingredients that can be found in just about any kitchen. One recipe that has gotten quite a bit of attention in the past few weeks in my family is my Coconut Apple Surprise. The original recipe came from a cookbook my mother bought over a decade ago – An Occasion to Gather by the Milwaukee Entertains.  I liked the original recipe, but I found it was way too sweet for anyone over the age of six.  With how much I tweaked the recipe, it ended up being my own recipe that I think turned out to be a very delicious, flavorful dessert that will have anyone at your table asking for more!

Coconut Apple Surprise Recipe


  • 4 Cups Jonathon Apples cubed
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Coconut sweetened
  • 1 Can Evaporated Milk 5 oz can
  • 1 Egg I prefer organic or natural
  • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cups Butter melted (crust)
  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour prefer King Arthur (crust)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt (crust)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. With a hand or stand mixer, mix together the butter, flour, and salt to make the crust until it forms a crumbly mixture. When finished, gently press into a 9" x 13" baking pan.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the lemon juice and cubed apples. Once thoroughly mixed, pour the apples over the crust.
  4. Mix 1 cup of sugar and the cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle this sugar on top of the apples.
  5. Place the apple dish in the oven for 20 minutes (make sure it is preheated to 350 degrees!)
  6. While the dish is baking, mix together the coconut, remain sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla, and egg.
  7. When apple dish comes out of the oven, spoon the coconut mixture on top of the apples. Make sure it is spread over the apples evenly.
  8. Place the Apple dish back in the oven for another 20 minutes. When finished, it should be slightly brown on top and bubbly.
  9. Let the dish cool completely before serving.

While this dish is excellent served hot, I highly recommend letting it cool completely before serving. This will allow the top layer to completely solidify and prevent a huge mess when it comes time to serve this dessert. As well, Coconut Apple Surprise is excellent with vanilla ice cream!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer and blogger who has been writing content online and in private print format for the past decade. When not writing for Budget Earth or Mew Review, she can be found busily working on her novel or helping companies like yours get the exposure they deserve through social media or other form of media. Feel free to contact Susan for more information on how she can help your business.

30 Responses to Coconut Apple Surprise Recipe

  1. Ashley S says:

    I love coconut. This is absolutely amazing. I never would've thought to put apple and coconut together.

  2. Mariah says:

    I would never have paired these two but I love them both. I think I'll be trying this soon!
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  3. Bobbie says:

    I am so trying this! What a unique combination and it looks delicious! Thank you :)

  4. Leila says:

    I am not a big coconut fan, but love apples. I just might have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Just Becki says:

    That sounds like a nice spin on using apples this fall! I'm not a huge coconut fan, so I might try it with a mixture of sweetened and unsweetened flakes! Thanks for the recipe!
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  6. robyn says:

    No one likes coconut in my house but me but this sounds yummy.
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  7. Looks delicious!  Pinning for later. :-)
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  8. Tara says:

    Oh yum!  I want some, what time is dessert? :)
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  9. Sarah Welte says:

    looks yummy! I'm not a big coconut fan, but I'd be willing to try this!

  10. Nickida says:

    That looks really good.  Its like an island apple pie.  A great alternative to just plain apple pie

  11. Shelly b says:

    Looks delicious! Can a different type of apple be used..

  12. Shan says:

    I'll have to try this! I love apples AND coconut! Thanks for the recipe
    O….and since it has an egg and fruit, it's totally breakfast justifiable!
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  13. Kelly R says:

    I love apples and coconut, I will have to try this, thank you for the recipe
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  14. It's not often that I actually have all of the ingredients on hand for a dessert, I might have to try this tonight! Looks great! Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Angie says:

    OMG– looks so delicious!! Thanks for the great recipie.

  16. Oh my goodness that looks heavenly! Thanks for the recipe it is another one I am going to try!

  17. Looks yummy – I might try this for Thanksgiving!
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  18. I agree with you, I LOVE apple season too! I love apple picking and then cooking all kinds of various dishes with them! your recipe looks delicious, adding it to my list of recipes to try out! 

  19. jheylo says:

    sounds yummy! this is definitely a fall recipe :) i would love to try this

  20. What a great sounding treat!  I bet the apple and coconut compliment each other perfectly!  Thank you for sharing another awesome recipe!

  21. Dana says:

    I'll bring the coffee!

  22. Malia says:

    interesting combo, but sounds and looks delicious!

  23. Sue Invegas says:

    Oh wow! This looks amazing!!! I have to save this one for sure. Nice recipe! But why wasn't I invited when you baked it? lol

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  24. this looks yummy, its a must try for me, thanks for the recipe!

  25. Not big on coconut but this looks amazing! Will have to try it out! :) 

  26. Shydub says:

    THis recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving. Looks delectable.

  27. Debbie says:

    Yum!! Now I am hungry lol 
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