Monday, July 27, 2009

Hawaiian Pie

Well, I didn't know if this would work when I started out. And I certainly didn't have a recipe. I've never been to Hawaii, so I really have no business dubbing this Hawaiian pie. But it seemed like a good idea at the time, and, given how fast it sold, I think it was.
(The color in this picture is a little blue, and I have no idea why. Oh, well.)


1 Pie crust (I used refrigerated roll-it-out)
1 box ready to cook vanilla pudding mix
1 cup crushed pineapple
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
1-1/2 cups milk
2 egg yolks
slivered almonds

mini marshmallows

In a large microwavable bowl, whisk together the juices, milk and egg yolks. Whisk in the pudding mix, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, whisking every 30 to 60 seconds, until the mixture thickens. Line the pie plate with slivered almonds. After the pudding cools somewhat, stir in the pineapple and marshmallows, scoop into the pie shell, sprinkle the coconut over the top, and chill.

My dearly beloved and one of my sons thought this was not really sweet enough, but the rest thought it was wonderful. I didn't put whipped cream on it, because it was certainly rich enough, but you can choose to dress it up any way you want. It was a great summery dessert.


Tatersmama said...

Mmmmmm! Pudding!
This looks great, sounds great and I bet it tastes great!

We usually don't have desserts (I don't know why... probably something to do with laziness) but THIS I could get into!

And you eat stuff like this and still have the body of a 20 year old?

doggybloggy said...

this is a great looking pie - for some reason I was reminded of gilligans island with this -

noble pig said...

I would say it's Hawaiian! Sounds yummy and I would lick my plate absolutey clean.

buffalodick said...

Good ideas on ingredients! I made a cookie I posted a while ago, featuring dried pineapple, white chocolate, coconut, and Macadamia nuts... Big hit, just like I bet your pie was!

Channon said...

MJ required a copy of this recipe before I could even bother to comment. Of course, I printed two and might have to go to the grocery store tomorrow!

Pam said...

Now that's my kind of pie!