I've been trying to make a dessert from each country, and I saw this one and knew it would be perfect. I love pineapple, it's one of my favorite fruits. I've had pineapple cake, but never pie! It sounded simple and delicious, and it was! It calls for using canned pineapple, but I never buy canned pineapple because fresh is just so much better. If you've never bought a fresh pineapple, I suggest trying it out! Sam wrote that this recipe is something you would find from a streetvendor in Pago Pago, the capital of American Samoa.
I decided to make mini pies, for no reason really. I made them in a muffin tin, and they came out like a pie hot pocket!
Mary Jane's Killer Pineapple Pie
1 can crushed pineapple with juice (8 oz.)
1 can pineapple chunks with juice (8 oz.)
*I used 2 cups of pineapple, finely chopped with their juice*
1 cup sugar
¼ cup butter
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
¾ cup water
¾ cup flour
2 pie crust shells (homemade or store bought)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine pineapple and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in butter until melted. Add cinnamon and nutmeg, stirring continuously until spices are completely incorporated into mixture.In a separate bowl, whisk water and flour together. Strain if mixture has lumps. Add to pineapple mixture and cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly until thick. Pour into a pie shell, cover with another and bake for 45 minutes.