Blueberry & Coconut Gelato Pie #SummerDessertWeek

*This post was created for #summerdessertweek and I was sent samples from some of our sponsors to use for this recipe. All Opinions are my own. Enjoy!

Hello everyone and Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear's Wife. We're so glad that you've joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You're going to love what we have in store for you.

I am so pumped for today's dessert. It is perfect for the summer and pleasing for any palate. There are a few ways to make this creamy and delicious dessert that combines Rainier blueberries with decadent coconut gelato. For this particular version, I made a saltine crust but you could easily use a pre-made graham cracker crust and it would be just as tasty. I am just a really big fan of the saltine crust as it oozes a buttery flavor that melds together with the gelato to exhibit and awesome custard texture.  I promise that once you make this blueberry and coconut gelato will be craving it as soon as the heat rises again!

Blueberry & Gelato Coconut Pie

Saltine Crust
 1 & 1/2 sleeves saltine crackers (salted)
1/2 cup softened butter (unsalted)

Blueberry Compote
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp water
1 tsp lemon juice

Coconut Gelato
2 pints ( semi melted)

**garnish with blueberries/coconut chips/whip cream  (optional)

Keep the crackers still in the sleeve and crush with a rolling pin. You want them in small pieces but not completely ground fine. In a large bowl mix together the crushed crackers and sugar.  Then knead in the butter until a soft dough begins to form.  Press into an 8 inch pie crust.  I made sure to spray mine with cooking spray first.  Chill the crust for about 15 minutes and then bake on 350 for about 20-25 minutes until the crackers develop a golden color.  Chill again once it is cooked. 

Set the coconut gelato out and let it begin to melt. 

For the blueberry compote; place all ingredients in a sauce pan on medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Stirring and put on low heat for about 5-10 minutes until blueberries begin to burst and cook down. Once it thickens, it is done. Set aside and let cool. 

Once the gelato is halfway melty and the crust is cooled, pour the gelato into the crust, it should fill about halfway up the crust. This is when you can spoon the blueberry compote in, swirling to combine the two. Top with more gelato and then top with more compote, swirling in. 

Place in the freezer for 2 hours. You can top with whip cream, coconut chips, and blueberries. You can serve with any extra compote left over!

The best part about this is how the outer crust remains crunchy and salty and the bottom part of the crust gets a little melty and melds together with the gelato and it has almost a tres le ches flavor/texture. So delicious. I hope you enjoy my this and check out all the other recipes for #summerdessertweek

As a side note, I used the amazing pie pan from OXO and it is slightly bigger than usual so I actually ended up using 2 sleeves of crackers and an extra tbsp of butter. I am in love with this pie plate, so thick and large and perfect addition to my kitchen!

There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year's event! Throughout the week we'll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you're going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don't forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Scroll down to take a look!
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:
Pies of Summer:
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
No Bake Treats:
Baked Desserts:

There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year's event! Throughout the week we'll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you're going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don't forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Scroll down to take a look!

Prize #1

Dixie Crystals Giveaway
Prize #1 -- Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!

Prize #2

Prize #2 -- Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!

Prize #3

Prize #3-- OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.

OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.

Prize #4

Prize #4 -- Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.

Prize #5

Prize #5 -- General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.

Prize #6

Prize #6 -- Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam's Extract, Land O'Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

15 comments on "Blueberry & Coconut Gelato Pie #SummerDessertWeek"
  1. Such a pretty pie. That swirl on top and those flavors together are just perfect!
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  2. oooo wow! A saltine cracker crust sounds awesome! I can't wait to try this! Love the flavors in this pie!

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