15 Best Buko Pie Recipes to Try Today

If you haven’t tried buko pie—or any buko delicacy, even—then it’s fair to say you’re missing out. Buko is super popular in the Philippines, used to make fresh juice and different mouth-watering treats – and buko pie is one of them!

Buko is essentially any young green coconut. So, buko pies are ultimately young coconut pies with a sweet and creamy taste.

15 Best Buko Pie Recipes to Try Today

We admittedly love buko pie, so we’ve rounded up the 15 best buko pie recipes that you need to make and try today. These buko pie recipes taste just as good as they look, and are perfect for serving (as a unique exotic treat) to guests!

1. Buko Pie (Filipino Coconut Pie)

This step-by-step recipe is everything you need to make a traditional buko pie that’s as delicious as it is authentic. It takes 55 minutes in total to make – 40 minutes to cook and only 15 minutes to prepare!

The main ingredients you’ll need are flour, salt, lard, water, and lemon juice for the pie crust, then cornstarch, coconut water, cream, sugar, and, of course, young coconut meat for the filling. For the egg wash, it’s a simple mixture of egg and milk.

2. Buko Pie (Filipino Young Coconut Pie)

This buko recipe takes just over 1 hour and 30 minutes to make but, trust us, the end result is 100% worth it! And while that might sound like a long time, it actually involves just 25 minutes of tota prep time.

There are 15 simple steps to make this buko pie, and it makes 8 servings to share (or enjoy on your own)! We like the fact that this recipe includes condensed milk as, simply put, it’s one of the most essential ingredients for making an authentic-tasting buko pie.

3. Buko Pie

Strapped for time? This buko pie recipe only takes one hour in the kitchen. That’s 15 minutes of prep time and 45 minutes to cook, so it’s actually just 15 to 20 minutes spent in the kitchen!

For the crust, you’ll need all-purpose flour, vegetable shortening, salt, sugar, one egg, and cold water. For the buko filling, it’s a matter of mixing coconut water, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, one egg, and young coconut meat.

4. Buko Pie Recipe

Here’s another must-try buko pie recipe that won’t take much time or effort to make. It’s also low in calories compared to some of the other buko pie recipes on this list, containing 377 calories per single serving.

In total, this buko pie will take you 1 hour and 10 minutes to make. Preparation is 25 minutes of that, however, so it’s easier than you think. The fact that this buko pie recipe yields 9 servings is an additional bonus!

5. Easy Filipino Coconut Pie (Buko Pie)

This buko pie recipe really is easy to make; it’s ready to serve and enjoy in 55 minutes and only requires six—yep, you read that right—ingredients. So, if you’re looking for one of the easiest buko pie recipes on the internet, this is it!

Thanks to using ready-to-bake frozen pie crusts, the only other ingredients you’ll need to make this buko pie are young coconut meat, coconut water, sugar, cornstarch, and milk.

Despite its simpleness, we have to admit that this buko pie recipe tastes great.

6. Simple Buko Pie

Need a last-minute delicacy to serve to guests? Then this simple buko pie recipe is all you need. It takes 30 minutes to make—15 minutes prep and 15 minutes to cook—so it’s perfect as an easy-to-make dessert for any occasion!

The main ingredients here are all-purpose flour, salt, corn oil, water, young coconut meat, white sugar, evaporated milk, cornstarch, and grated cheese. The evaporated milk is a healthier alternative to condensed milk that still tastes just as good in any buko pie.

7. Easy Buko Pie

Here’s another quick and easy buko pie recipe that only requires six ingredients. So as long as you have pastry, coconuts, white sugar, cornstarch, young coconut water, and evaporated milk in your kitchen or pantry, you’re good to go.

What’s also great about this buko pie recipe is that it only takes 5 steps to make the filling and 3 steps to make the pie. Overall, it comes down to 15 minutes of prep time and 60 minutes of cooking time, for a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes.

8. Filipino Streusel-Topped Buko Pie Recipe

If you want to impress your friends (perhaps your Filipino friends) with something unique, this buko pie recipe is topped with streusel. It offers a crumbly texture that really adds something new to traditional buko pie, so this is one we highly recommend!

It takes 45 minutes to prepare, as a result, and 1 hour to cook, but the finished product simply looks amazing. This recipe is also for 3 6-inch buko pies, so it’s ideal for storing away or giving to friends and family.

9. Easy Buko Pie Recipe

Made from just 10 ingredients, this easy buko pie recipe isn’t too difficult to make. In fact, it only requires 15 minutes of prep time and is ready to serve after 40 minutes in the oven. If you’re making buko pie for the first time, this recipe is ideal for you!

You’ll need all-purpose flour, butter, water, and salt for the crust, then cornstarch, all-purpose cream, chopped coconut meat, sugar, and water for the buko filling. The egg wash is a simple mixture of egg and milk, added last before putting in the oven.

10. Coconut Pie Recipe

We like that this coconut buko pie recipe separates the instructions for the crust and filling, so it’s about as straightforward as it gets if you don’t like complex instructions. Overall, it takes 1 hour and 10 minutes to make – 50 minutes of which are for the baking time.

Making 8 servings, this buko pie recipe requires all-purpose flour, butter, water, egg, white sugar, and salt (for the crust), plus young coconut meat, powdered milk, all-purpose flour, white sugar, salt, egg, water, and vanilla (for the filling). 

11. Traditional Buko Pie

For this traditional buko pie recipe, you’ll need 12 ingredients in total: 6 ingredients for the crust and 6 ingredients for the buko filling. It’s nice and simple, as a result, taking 90 minutes in total to prepare and bake.

All in all, the ingredients you’ll need to make this buko pie recipe are flour, vegetable shortening, salt, sugar, 2 eggs, water, coconut water, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and, of course, coconut meat.

12. Buko Pie (Coconut Pie) Recipe

Here’s a buko coconut pie recipe that only requires 10 minutes of preparation time, so it’s perfect if you like things quick and easy! And once all the ingredients are rounded up and prepared, the buko pie is ready to serve and eat after 55 minutes in the oven.

There are 9 ingredients in total for this buko pie recipe, which include flour, butter, salt, vegetable shortening, water, young coconut milk, granulated white sugar, young coconut water, and evaporated milk. For extra sweetness, use condensed milk instead!

13. Pinoy Buko Pie

Made in 12 simple steps and yielding 6 servings, this buko pie recipe is another one that’s simple to make but no less enjoyable to eat! Like the above buko pie recipe, this one takes just 10 minutes to prepare. 

Most of the process involves creating the crust and mixing the filling in a heated saucepan, so it’s not too hard to prepare. You’ll need to bake it in the oven for 45 to 55 minutes, after which it’ll be ready to serve once cooled.

14. Creamy Buko Pie

Thanks to the extra butter (one bar, to be exact), this Nestlé buko pie recipe offers a creamier taste and texture that really stands out. To complete the crust, you’ll also need sugar, water, salt, vinegar, and all-purpose flour.

As for the filling, you’ll be mixing sugar, cornstarch, coconut water, eggs, and young coconut, along with Nestlé all-purpose cream and Nestlé fresh milk. Of course, if you don’t have these, simply use regular cream and regular milk!

15. Amazing Buko Pie

Last but not least, amazing buko pie! This buko pie recipe really is amazing, since it creates one large 9-inch pie that’s perfect for sharing. It takes 1 hour to prepare and 30 minutes to cook, requiring 15 ingredients in total.

Ingredients for the crust are all-purpose flour, salt, brown sugar, 1 egg, cold butter, non-dairy milk, and vegetable shortening. For the filling, you’ll need non-dairy milk, brown sugar, vanilla, flaxseed, all-purpose flour, and, the main ingredient, fresh coconut meat!

Final Thoughts

And that concludes our round-up of the best 15 buko pie recipes that you can make and try today. Whichever recipe you end up choosing, we guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. Buko pies are a nice treat no matter the time of day, and are perfect for serving to guests!

Plus, if you want to enjoy a taste of the Philippines, you can’t go wrong with buko pie. It’s a speciality for a reason, after all! Make sure to save this list for future reference and don’t forget to check out our other best recipe lists for more must-try desserts. 

Mark Williams