In the South, we use a lot of pineapple and coconut in our holiday cooking... sometimes together and sometimes on their own. I am sure this originated, like so much does in the food traditions of a region, with the availability of these wonderful food items. This is just a simple pineapple pie and it's delicious. If you are a pineapple lover, this pie is for you!
Now, supposedly, this is Johnny Cash's mother's pineapple pie recipe. Pineapple pie was said to be Johnny Cash's favorite. I don't really know if this is her recipe for sure, but it came from someone who might know, so I will go with it! Here is what you will need:
1 1/2 cups sugar1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
1 cup crushed pineapple (drained slightly, but not dry)
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt2 large eggs
1 Deep Dish pie shell, unbaked
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, beat all ingredients until well blended. Place the unbaked pie shell on a cookie sheet. Carefully pour the ingredients into the pie shell. Place on the center rack in the oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
The top should just be starting to brown. Remove and cool slightly before serving!
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or without! It's delicious either way!