8 to 10servings
Coconut fans, lend me your forks! Intensely flavored with coconut in no less than four different forms, the creamy coconut custard alone will make you swoon. In fact, should you find yourself pressed for time, feel free to skip the crust altogether and chill the filling in individual custard dishes for a simple tropical treat.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter and work it through with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Alternately, this may be done in a food processor, pulsing to roughly incorporate. Add the water, one tablespoon at a time, and continue working it gently with your hands until it comes together into a ball of dough. Press into a flat d