Grandma T's Pineapple Cream Pie

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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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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie crust

Directions

  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
14g Fat
48g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 134mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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