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!

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