One fruit that always says SUMMER to me...
is the PINEAPPLE.
And when I found this recipe by Michelle Branch (of all people)...
remember this song?
I figured - let's give it a try!
You'll need a little bit of "everything" :)
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 stick of unsalted butter that's melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon rum extract
1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple (drain the juice)
1 cup of flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup shredded coconut
10 tablespoons of butter
(Mix "topping" ingredients together until they're crumbly.)
Mix the eggs together in an electric mixer for about 5 minutes,
until they are SUPER light and fluffy!
Add the brown sugar, white sugar - mix.
Then, add the 1 tablespoon of flour, melted butter,
corn syrup, and rum/vanilla extracts - mix.
Next, add the can of crushed pineapple.
Stir in with a spoon.
Pour into a pie pastry.
(I just went to the store and bought one.)
Put the pie in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
After 40 minutes, take the pie out of the oven -
and put your "crumble"on top.
Put the pie BACK in the oven for
another 20-30 minutes
(until the top is golden brown.)
Serve up with vanilla or coconut ice cream.
It is DELISH!
Super sweet -
and the crunch of the coconut/nuts on top, gives it a "salty" factor.
For the "back story" on this recipe,
check out this link.
Who would have thought Michelle Branch was a "pie" artist too?!