The Freshman Cook: Tropical Fruit Cups / #SundaySupper

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This week at Sunday Supper we are celebrating coconut and National Pina Colada Day, which happens to be today! So, Happy National Pina Colada Day!
I made some Tropical Fruit Cups topped with a Pina Colada Sauce to get into the spirit of things. These fruit cups are made with flaked coconut, they have a little tapioca pudding in them topped with shredded pineapple and some yummy Pina Colada Sauce. I know you will love them!
 Tropical Fruit Cups

Makes 6 cups

1 cup Coconut  Flakes 1/4 cup Sugar 1/8 cup + 1 tablespoon Flour 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 Egg Whites Tapioca Pudding Pina Colada Mix 1 tablespoon Flour 1/4 cup Coconut 6 Maraschino Cherries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together the coconut flakes, sugar, flour, vanilla and egg white.
Grease the sides and bottom of 4 cups of the tins. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mix into each of the 4 cups. Spread the mix across the bottom and up the sides.  
Bake for 10 minutes, then cool completely on rack.
Make tapioca according to the package directions on the tapioca pearls, or buy premade tapioca if you prefer. 
Make pina colada sauce by heating up the pina colada mix in a shallow pan. While it is heating, make a roux by placing flour in a small bowl. Add a teaspoon of water to the flour and mix together. This is your roux. Continue to heat the mix, as you add the roux to the pina colada mix. The roux will start to heat and become part of the sauce. As it heats it thickens the mix to make it into a sauce.
Place the coconut into a small frying pan. Heat on medium. As the pan heats up, it will toast the coconut. As it does, make sure to stir the coconut so that it all gets toasted.

Build the cups by first adding the tapioca to the cup. Top it with shredded pineapple, add the pina colada sauce, and then the shredded coconut. Top with a cherry. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoy this Pina Colada recipe!

Thank you to Constance from Cosmopolitan Cornbread for hosting today’s tasty event. Stop by and visit her blog for lots more wonderful recipes!

Make sure to check out what all the other Pina Colada inspired recipes from the rest of the  SundaySupper family!

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