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Pineapple Pie

Ingredients Required:

1 Pineapples.Extra Large(s)

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£1.69

Ground Nutmeg
Cinnamon
Butter
Sugar
Salt (to taste)

Ingredients:

9'' pie shell unbaked, and pastry to cover, using 2 1/2 cups (10oz) flour.

1 large pineapple chopped.

1 cup (8oz) sugar.

1/4 cup (1oz) flour.

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg.

pinch of cinnamon.

pinch of salt.

3 tbsp (1 1/2 oz) butter.

Directions:

  1. Prick the base of the unbaked pie shell thoroughly and bake for 10 mins. at 200C/gas 6, allow to cool.
  2. Mix the pineapple, sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt and stir over a low heat until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and if necessary add a little water to achieve a soft creamy consistency around the pineapple, allow to cool.
  3. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and cover with a lid of thin pastry. Seal the two together around the edges with a little water and press them together with a fork.
  4. Make 3 slits in the top to allow the steam to escape and decorate with pineapple shapes cut from the remaining pastry.
  5. Bake at 220C/gas 7 for 10 mins. then reduce the temperature to 160C/gas 3 for 30 mins. until the crust is lightly browned.