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Grandma T's Pineapple Cream Pie

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"My Dad's mom would make this for him every time we visited Illinois. As a child, I could hardly wait for the filling to cool enough to eat. The secret is to stir constantly for a rich, velvety smooth pudding-like melt-in-your-mouth experience. These instructions are per my grandmother, written down by my mother not too long before Grandma passed away. Grandma wouldn't give the recipe away until her last years. It's a family treasure now! Top the pie with meringue, whipped cream, or whipped topping."
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3 h 20 m servings 324
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 pie)


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  1. Whisk sugar, flour, and salt together in a saucepan over medium heat. Add milk and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to bubble, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir pineapple, egg yolks, and butter into milk mixture. Return to heat and cook over medium heat until mixture begins to bubble, 3 to 5 minutes. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until hot and thick, about 2 minutes more. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you are using a deep dish pie crust, please increase the ingredients by 50%.
  • You can use the leftover egg whites to make a meringue!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 324 calories; 13.9 47.7 3.7 65 313 Full nutrition

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This is essentially the same recipe that has been passed down in my family however our process is a little different. First, we mix the flour sugar salt and milk together and use ONLY flour (do...

I am the one who shared this recipe. I used the recipe for Meringue Two today and it was magnificent! It took my grandma's pie over the top! Just wanted to share that and I added a better pictur...

This pie is divine! I loved it more than coconut cream pie...and that was my favorite pie! I plan on making this again for Sunday dinner. Big hit and very easy to prepare.

4 1/2 stars. Grandmas recipe has been replaced! Hers added vanilla after cooking but you taste the pineapple more without adding it.

I didn't change any ingredients . It reminded me so much of my Grandmother's recipe. Thank you.