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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Pineapple pie

Pies are integral part of american cooking and there is also famous saying "As American as apple pie". Even Pie making lessons are there in kids classes and programs. Initially i was little skeptical about making pie bcz i have an inner feeling that its difficult but iam wrong... pie making is easy and less laborious.

Of all pies i like pineapple pie the most. The crunchy and sweet pinepple filling is a delight to my senses.


Fresh baked pineapple pie


Ingredients:
For crust:
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 stick chilled unsalted butter
1/4 tsp salt
ice water

For pineapple filling:
4 cups pineapple cubes (you can use canned pineapple chunks)
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinammon powder
1/4 cup cornstartch
1 tbsp chilled butter cut into small pieces

1 egg.

Preparation:

Mix flour and salt in a bowl and with hands or fork cut chilled butter with flour. Add ice water and blend the dough into a ball. Divide into 2 balls, wrap the balls in a plastic wrap or in ziploc and refigerate for 1 hour to become firm.

Meanwhile prepare filling by combining pineapple cubes,cornstarch,butter and sugar.

Now roll the balls into a 2 circles of approx 11 inches diameter. Layer the bottom of the pie plate with 1 rolled circle and place the filling on it. Cover the filling with another layer and press the edges of both layers. Trim extra dough on the edges of pie plate. Make slits in the top layer and brush with beaten egg.

Bake in center rack of 400F oven for 15 min and then reduce to 350F and bake for another 20-25 minute or until crust is golden brown in color.

Remove from oven and cool to room temperature before tasting.


Slice of Pineapple pie for this month's JFI event 'Flour'

8 Comments:

Blogger KrishnaArjuna said...

Pineapple pie.. yum! This joins my must try list. Now my only problem is to refrain from finishing off the pineapple before I start cooking this dish!

10:40 AM

 
Blogger Puspha said...

Mmmm.... yummylicious.

4:40 AM

 
Blogger Vineela said...

Hi Sudha,
Pineapple pie looks yummy.
I feel to start doing it.
Nice entry for jfi
Vineela

3:10 PM

 
Blogger surya said...

I am planning to make a sweet dish this weekend.It is nice to be a pineapple pie.Thanks for the nice recipe.....

11:12 AM

 
Anonymous Indira said...

That looks so moist. Tempting photos.:)
I Like pies though never tasted pineapple one before. Love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing for JFI Sudha.

3:03 PM

 
Blogger Menu Today said...

Hi Sudha,
Your Pineapple pie looks soooo delicious!!! Thanx for sharing.

12:07 AM

 
Blogger sudha said...

Krishna- You are right. Pineapple itself is delicious. Behold your zest and try this you won't regret.
Indira- Your peach pie only made me to try this. Thanks to you.
Thankyou pushpa,vineela,surya and indianadoc.

4:22 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, using 4 tbsp butter in the crust makes it flaky? Didn't it turn hard after keeping the pie in the fridge?

5:27 PM

 

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