Laguna, Philippines.


 Buko Pie

Buko pie is a traditional Filipino pastry style, young-coconut-filled pie. It has proven to be a popular dish for Filipinos. It is almost like a coconut cream pie, only it is made with just young coconuts (buko in Tagalog) and has no cream. The pie is made with buko meat of malakanin texture. There are also variations of the pie, which are similar but use slightly different ingredients, such as macapuno pie, that uses a special type of coconut which differs from ordinary coconut as it is thick and sticky.

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Wondering where Collete's, all began? Here is the answer! Read and be amazed. ♥

secondary school at UP Los Banos. Their constant trips to Los Banos introduced Atty. Dela Cruz to the delectable taste of buko pie. Realizing the potentials of a buko pie business in San Pablo where buko pies where non-existent at the time, Atty. Dela Cruz prodded her husband to put up a buko pie business. The couple decided to search for somebody from Los Banos who had know-how in buko pie making. They found an experienced buko pie baker who was willing to teach the process of buko pie-making for a fee.
Initially, Mr. Dela Cruz opted to produce pan de sal alongside the pies. However, it was the pies which apparently captured the market. From the moment they began baking their first pies which sold for PhP19.00, they were already a hit with the customers. From an initial production of 2It was in 1989 when couple Atty. Regina Bulatao-dela Cruz and Plaridel dela Cruz seriously considered going into another business, as a previously-managed family business proved to be unsuccessful for the latter. Their daughter, Colette, was still then attending 0 pies a day during the first few days of opening, production shot up to at least 50 pies daily in the succeeding days.

In 1994, the couple felt confident operating another branch. Thus, it was during this year that they opened the first branch of Colette's which was in Tagaytay. The opening of the rest of the stores soon followed suit.

Today, Colette's have 45 stores nationwide including branches, franchise and outlets. Colette's Buko Pie at Pasalubong continues to expand in the provinces in order to meet the desire of customers for a reliable source of pasalubong items.

Here are Collete's Offerings Baked product line:

  Pies                                      Pastries                   
There are also:    
Buko pie                              
Butterscotch bars             Pastillas de Leche
Ube Macapuno Pie                Chocolate Crinkles            Broas Espasol
Buko-Pandan Pie                  Ube Crinkles                     Yema          
Pineapple Pie                        Rocky road bars               Sampaloc Candy
Buko-Langka Pie                   Coconut Macaroons          Panocha with Peanuts
Buko Pie supreme                                                        Uraro cookies
Cassava Bibingka                                                         Meringue
Bibingka Classic                                                           Pili candy       

Steps on how to make a buko pie.