Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pineapple Cream Pie

I promised that I'd post this recipe, this is one of the pies that I had entered into the charity bake-off. This pie was the 1999 American Pie Council 2nd place winner in the cream pie division. Hmm, maybe I should have paid more attention to that little note! LOL!!! In any event, it was really delicious. I hope you enjoy it!

The inspiration for this pie came from that cute little decoration you see on top of this pie!  Yes, I was inspired to make this pie based on a .99 cent cookie cutter stamp!  It's similar to the Williams-Somoma cookie cutter stamps, but it didn't come from there, it came from my local kitchen store in Maine.

The first time I made this pie, I made it with the graham crust, the second time I made it I made my own pie crust, and my little pineapples! I did not do an egg wash on the crust, you my like to do that if you want a golden crust.  I used milk, I wanted a light crust.  

These are the steps to make a graham cracker pie crust, you can skip and use a pre-cooked pie shell.
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

PIE INGREDIENTS (I felt very Julia Child like mixing these ingredients!)
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk
4 egg yolks, beaten
2 teaspoons butter, softened
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple drained (I gave a little squeeze too)

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1. In a medium bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup white sugar and melted butter.  Press mixture firmly in bottom of a 9 inch pie plate.  Bake at 375 degrees F  (190 degrees C) for 6 -8 minutes.

2. Combine 2/3 cup white sugar, corn-starch, and salt in saucepan.  Blend milk and egg yolks; gradually stir into sugar mixture.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.  Boil and stir 1 minute.  Remove from heat, and stir in butter, vanilla, and pineapple.  Pour into crust.  Press plastic wrap over top of filling.  Chill at least 2 - 4 hours.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, confectioners' sugar and almond extract.  Whip to stiff peaks and pie or spoon onto pie.  Serve immediately!

Serves 6 - 8

P.S. Stay tuned!  The next pie I post will be my Tomato Pie!  

P.P.S.  Thank you for all your comments on my "Biggest Loser" post.  I truly appreciated your kind comments!  Thanks for letting me know what your favorite pie is too!


  1. Oh my goodness. That looks FABULOUS. Yum yum yum and yum Susan

  2. Hmmmm...that does look good and the little pie crust cut-outs makes it look so well dressed.

  3. I have never had pineapple cream pie. My current favorite is banana cream. Until recently, I was never much of a pie lover. My daddy and my grandfather dearly loved pie. For me, not so much. However I have lately been craving pie. I wonder what that means???

    Susan and Bentley

  4. It looks wonderful... and your header is terrific!

  5. Sounds delicious and a wonderful fresh dessert for this time of the year!

  6. This pie looks yummy and I am looking forward to your tomato pie recipe.

  7. Estupenda receta me gusta,abrazos y abrazos.

  8. definitely looks and sounds like a prize winner!! yum. i have never heard of pineapple pie or tomato pie. i stick to apple and blueberry and just add more stuff to change the same recipe,
    thanks for this new idea!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    happy baking!

  9. I am so happy you have included this recipe as I really wanted to try it from the other post! A real 'American' cream pie and I really like Pineapple too! I am looking forwards to the tomato pie also! Have a good week.

  10. Oh my, you keep posting the most delicious recipes!!!


  11. What an incredible, incredible pie! I love these really old fashioned pies that ate soo fluffy and creamy. Gorgeous with the little pineapple shapes on too. Love it! Thanks for sharing xx

  12. That looks like a piece of art!

  13. I never had pineapple pie before, Mary! I'd love to try it. Your pineapple cookie stamp is wonderful and adds the perfect touch.

  14. My goodness.. that is one delicious looking pie!
    What a great addition it would be on the Thanksgiving menu!!

    Thanks for sharing!!


  15. I might have to make this pie for my mother. When I told her about your pineapple pie, she said "Oh boy does that sound good" .. I also love your new header. It is so fall like and bright with color. Love it!

  16. Okay ... THERE'S that pie! Oh yum! So cool and light and tasty! Your little pineapple toppers are so pretty! I love pie art! My mom always rolled little tubes of leftover crust and made curly-cue designs that were so pretty! That's probably where I get my love of 'food art/embellishment!

  17. I've never had pineapple cream pie...I bet it is delicious.

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