Monday, November 16, 2009

CREAM CHEESE PINEAPPLE PIE

This is a recipe from an old cookbook from the Northeastern United States.

1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust

Fruit Layer:

1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 (8-oz) can crushed pineapple with its own juice

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and pineapple (do not drain). Cook the mixture over medium heat while stirring constantly until the mixture is thick and clear. Set aside and allow to cool.

When cooled, spread the mixture over the bottom of the unbaked pie crust.

Cream Cheese Layer:

1 pkg (8-oz) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Blend the cream cheese, sugar, and salt together in a mixer bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each one. Blend in the milk and vanilla. (It is okay if the mixture looks curdled.) Pour the mixture over the pineapple layer in the crust. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over all. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Lower the temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 50 minutes. Cool before cutting.

Note: To keep the crust from getting too brown, tear 2-inch strips of aluminum foil and shape over the crust before putting in the oven. Remove the foil for the last 5 or 10 minutes of baking if crust needs to be browned more.

1 comment:

Grandma's Vintage Recipes said...

I had this pie at a pot luck years ago, but never got the recipe. Thanks for posting. I may make this for the holidays.