Thursday, August 12, 2010

PieDay Friday-Pineapple Pie

I love pineapple. From a creamy Dole Whip at Disney World to fresh pineapple spears late at night to a big glass of pineapple juice with breakfast. Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits and I just had to make a pie with it before the end of summer!
 I took my favorite elements from about 3 different pineapple filling recipes and paired it with my sweetened version of the topping from my favorite pineapple casserole recipe. When put all together it created a fantasitcally scrumptious pie; even if I did get distracted during the last few minutes of baking and over-cooked it a little!

  • You will probably have extra filling so make sure not to overfill the pie crust. You can use that excess as an ice cream topping or spread on your toast the next morning.
  • Watch the topping as it cooks fairly closely. I baked the pie for 25 before I added the topping and 15 after I added it and it was about 3 minutes too long for my pie.  Next time, I will start checking on it after 10 minutes.
  • If you don't want the big chunks of pineapple in the pie, use 2 cans of crushed pineapple. You can even go at it with an immersion blender to make the entire filling smooth.
  • The amount of rum extract I added doesn't really give it a "rummy" taste, it just boosts the pineapple flavor. You can add more if you wish or leave it out entirely. I tasted the mixture before I added it and right after, and I liked it after better.

Pineapple Pie

1 unbaked pie crust
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice
1 20 oz can pineapple tidbits with juice
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon rum extract, optional

1 stick butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup crushed Ritz style crackers

In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in crushed pineapple with juice, pineapple tidbits with juice and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened, about 10 minutes. Once thickened and mixture comes to a low boil, set timer for 2 minutes (still stirring). Take off heat and let cool slightly. Add vanilla and rum extracts.  Pour into prepared pie crust (you may have some leftover, no need to overfill the crust) and place in a 425 degree oven for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile prepare topping by stirring 3 tablespoons of sugar into melted butter. Add cracker crumbs and toss to combine.

Once pie has cooked for 25 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with topping, return to oven and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes or until top is golden brown. Let cool and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

Overcooked Pineapple Pie!


Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

I wish I had a piece of your pie right now! Glad you joined in Friendly Friday again this week. :)

Kelly Howard said...

My 11 yo daughter is really getting into making pies and we about had a fit at the name of your post! She is making a pumpkin or coconut pie tomorrow- hasn't made up her mind yet! We make a pineapple one but yours looks SO much better!

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couture unraveled said...

YUM!! Pineapple had got to be my MOST favorite fruit too!! I have NEVER seen it in a pie!! I MAY have to try that!!
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Natasha said...

Summer is on its way down under so I will definitely be making this then. What a delicious sounding recipe!

Best wishes,

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Oh my goodness, your pineapple pie sounds delicious! It's a great recipe for a taste of summer anytime!

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Followed from FF. Adding to my list----I LOVE to cook.

Yenta Mary said...

I would never have thought of a pineapple pie! It sounds absolutely luscious ... can I have some for breakfast???

Angie said...

That looks amazing, and I bet it taste delicious with that fresh taste that pineapple has. Following from Friendly Friday. Have a great day!


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Rachel said...

Let's just say when I say your recipe on Foodie Friday... I read it outloud (with much delight) and my eldest son (9 yrs old) said PINEAPPLE PIE... YUMMMMMMM!
Can't wait to try this!
Thanks for sharing!

jennoreilly said...

I've never seen a pineapple pie before but I love pineapple so this is a must try! Not sure the kids will go for it though...oh well, more for me!!

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Kasie said...

mmmm. looks yummy. thanks for sharing!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I'll be checking out all your pie recipes, maybe you will help me get over my fear of piecrust!

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Mimi said...

Pineapple pie sounds delicious. We still have a few days of summer left to enjoy this tropical treat.

Kel said...

I've never had pineapple pie! I just wanted to let you know that I spotlighted you on our Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop! Have a fabulous weekend!

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Holly said...

Pineapple pie! Oh my. I think this sounds divine! Pineapple is my favorite.

Jerri said...

This definitely sounds interesting! I'll have to ask my dad if he's heard of this. (He loves to cook, and he loves pineapple too!)

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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