"Sweet, fruity and very yummy. Great for summer!! Serve with whipped topping." — CORWYNN DARKHOLME
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1 (8 ounce) can
fresh lemon juice
grated lemon zest
1 (9 inch)
pie shell, baked
This pie is very good. Not wanting to waste pineapple and not having a small can of crushed pineapple, I used a 15oz can of crushed pineapple. It had a great flavor and we didn't notice a big lemon flavor. Maybe that was because of the extra pineapple. I love pineapple and pineapple pie and to me this is a keeper recipe. it goes together quickly so when time is short, this is a good one to pick.
Something is missing (besides the baking instructions). I thought I'd use the filling as a substitute for canned pie filling on a coffee cake, but it failed miserably. Either the proportions are wrong, or the directions - the egg yolks mixed into the sugar and flour become a crumbly mixture, which, when added to the pineapple mixture on the stove, does NOT combine. Just a friendly warning.
The reviews are all over the place on this one, and after making it I see why. First of all, I think the eggs should be tempered. Tempering gradually cooks the eggs so they remain liquid and don't become little eggy bits. Gradually add the hot mixture to the egg mixture, whisking the egg mixture all the while, until the egg mixture has become hot. Then, whisk the egg mixture into the hot mixture. Voila! Tempering. I tempered the eggs and I was fine. The eggs will be cooked this way so the pie doesn't need baked. Secondly, I think 1 tablespoon of lemon zest is way too much. I should have caught that as an experienced cook, but I missed it and think that it made the pie almost too lemony and almost bitter--and I LOVE lemon! 1 teaspoon would have been best. I'm not sure where the comments about the eggs not mixing with the salt, sugar, and flour are coming from--my mix was still wet; no clumps here. I used 1/2 c less sugar and it was fine, but I'm not convinced that made the difference. So, if you temper the eggs and use less lemon zest, this recipe would be stellar. As is, it does have some issues so I think it is more 3 stars right now. Thanks for the recipe!
Great flavor! It took some time to get the egg yolks into the dry ingredients, but after that everything went off without a hitch! I put whipped cream on top which made just the right amount of sweet; next time I want to try a crumb crust :)
I made this last night and stuck it in the fridge. We just ate some and it was good! I would add the eggs differently next time, but it all mixed together quite well. Thickened well. And set very well in the refrigerator. We served it with whipped topping on top, because it help reduce the citrus kick.
I don't normally give low ratings but this is one I had to be honest about.
My family loved this pie. I did do a few things differently. I used lemon juice but no zest. I only had a can of cubed pineapple so I crushed myself in a food processor. It was nearly an applesauce texture after that. I tempered the eggs and didn't stop stirring the entire time it was on the heat. I also added a few drops of coconut extract. My filling wasn't clumpy at all. After cooling it was firm no running in the pan etc. Only thing I will do differently next time is make two. Thanks for sharing.
I thought the filling was too sweet and it was runny even after it cooled.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pineapple Pie V
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 270
** Calories from Fat: 93
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