Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dad's Favorite Pineapple Turnover


Well actually Dad loves pineapple pie, or turnovers. Today I was thinking of him, oh I miss him.. Dad, otherwise known as Carmen Macho Man, (he lifted weights until he was 79 - 1/2 years old) loved certain foods and oh boy, was this one of them. Pineapple pies, raspberry pies  were equal to his favorite coconut raspberry cake. He actually was astounded one day when at age 15, I surprised him with his favorite pineapple turnovers. You see I was a bit lazy, I hated to fuss with all that crust, so the biggest turnovers were born! He loved them~
So this one's for you dad, hope your shining down with a big smile from heaven.... love and miss you always!


1 pastry crust rolled in a circle 1/4 inch thickness or use store bought
1 1/2 cups of crushed pineapple ( I used fresh)
1/4 cup of sugar plus 1 teaspoon
3 tablespoon of corn starch
I put fresh pineapple chunks in the food processor and pulse till  medium fine little chunks. Stir in the sugar. Take the 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix with 1 or 2 tablespoons of water till smooth. Add to the fruit and sugar. Microwave in a glass bowl around 2 minutes till mixture thickens.

Pie Crust Recipe Click Here

In the meantime roll out dough. I pour the mixture in the center of the circle. Fold the edges coming towards you until held together by pinching. Use a fork to close all around.  Brush with milk, dot with butter, sprinkle regular sugar on the top and bake until brown, on 350 for around 35 minutes or so.
When cool, make a glaze of confectinary sugar and water (thick) and drizzle over the top.

I sliced the front open so you can see how nice and thick the filling becomes... enjoy!


32 comments:

Melynda said...

Your pineapple turnover looks delicious, but your memories are much sweeter. Thanks for sharing Claudia.

Federica said...

What a sweet memory of your Dad, dear! I'm sure he will like this cake a lot. It looks very good. Bye, have a great day

FOODESSA said...

Your Dad and my Hubby would have had a lot in common...lifting weigths, a little macho and loving desserts ;o)

Claudia, I still haven't made my first pie crust. I still don't know if it's about making a fuss or the fear of flaky failure. LOL

Thanks for sharing your love and brightness for the day.
Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Patti said...

I love these kind of turnovers Claudia! You dad was certainly a good-looking "macho man"! He is certainly smiling down and very proud of his talented daughter! x

5 Star Foodie said...

Thanks for sharing this special treat, it looks absolutely terrific, I would so love to try!

www.you-made-that.com said...

Sweet post about memories of your Dad. Your turnover looks great too. Have a great day Claudia.

Parsley Sage said...

Your dad is like the King of Cool in this photo. Love it. Brilliant turnover (but i too have flaky failure fear.) Thanks for sharing :)

Joanne said...

Super easy and quick treat to serve. It would impress anyone. Delicious.

Claudia said...

Love this ode to a very special "macho man." And that he ahd a sweet tooth - for fruit desserts. So simple and easy, this would brighten the day of my family.

cajunlicious said...

You just made me so hungry! This looks delicious.

Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

That must be one big smile from above. This recipe looks delicious!

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious with the pineapple

Hungry Jenny said...

Wow, that looks so yummy, have never heard of a pineapple turnover before, and what a lovely memory it is to have of your father :-)

Hungry Jenny x

Chaya said...

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Belinda @zomppa said...

Ditto to Melynda!! Beautiful and what lovely memories.

Drick said...

fried pies are so good and your dad knew a good thing, great that you share such things with us, thanks

Mindy@whiskibusiness.com said...

How touching...I know just how you feel. I have a post about my mom and pilaf....and another about how she visits me. I'm going to make this and I WILL think of your dad too.
Thank you for sharing a tender moment with us all.

Swathi said...

Pineapple turnover looks awesome dleicious. Your memories of dad gives extra touch.

Catherine said...

These looks so delicious, Claudia...I would love to try this soon for my family.

Blessings~

ARLENE said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes as I recalled my own dad who shared your dad's love of pineapple pie. I love your idea of a really big turnover.

Now Serving said...

Hi there this is the one dessert my husband can make - but his looks more like a cake with all the pineapple rounds decorating the top :)
Lovely post!!!

Reeni said...

Your Dad was very handsome! Such a sweet dedication to him. Pineapple is one kind of turnover I've never had - bet they're scrumptious!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

What a great story about your Dad...I can't believe her lifted weights until he was 79!

The turnover looks great. I'm a huge fan of pineapple....yum!

Kankana said...

Thanks for sharing Claudia .. looks delicious. happy weekend!

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

It looks so yummy! I love pineapples :) Love this post your Dad sounds cool I'm sure you miss him a lot :)

Sandra said...

Those turnovers look wonderful and your dad look like a fun guy, sweet post dedicated to him!
Have a wonderful sunny weekend!

Beth Michelle said...

This is such a great memory of your dad. And, such a macho man in the photo :) These look wonderful!

Kate@Diethood said...

Wow, look at his muscles!! And I can see where you get your gorgeous looks!!
I'd eat those turnovers every day if you promise that I'll have muscles like that. ;-))
Beautiful treats!

denise @ bread expectations said...

Your dad cut an impressive figure!

These turnovers look so delicious - the icing is the clincher for me!

Lizzy said...

What gorgeous turnovers...and such lovely memories of your sweet dad.

Magic of Spice said...

What a lovely treat...your dad would be so impressed :)

twistedkitchen said...

Yum! That looks great!