Saturday, January 24, 2009

COCONUT PINEAPPLE SQUARES

This recipe is from an old midwestern state cookbook.

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup drained crushed pineapple
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp butter, melted
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the 1/2 cup of butter and the 1/4 cup of sugar together with a pastry blender or two knives. Add the flour and mix till crumbs are formed. Then mix thoroughly with hands until dough is soft. Press evenly into a 9-inch square baking pan going about 1/2-inch up the sides of the pan. Prick with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes are 350 degrees. Remove from the oven. Spread the pineapple evenly over the crust. Add the 1/2 cup of sugar to the egg which has been beaten. Stir the sugar and egg together until blended. Fold in the melted butter and the coconut. Spread this mixture over the pineapple. Return to the oven and bake 20 minutes longer, until coconut is lightly browned. When cool, cut into 9 squares.

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