Pineapple Pie Amish Style

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This dessert is one for summer heat, warm breezes, and bumblebees buzzing in the garden. It is an Amish Pineapple pie made from an old Amish recipe. It is tangy, sweet, and fluffy and does not have to be baked so there are no ovens involved in the making. On a hot summer’s day, that is the only way to cook.

The Amish are a people who believe in leading a simple life. They do not use electricity, drive cars, or use the Internet. They live together in a somewhat communal setting, sharing their work, most of which involves farming. There are plenty of Amish cookbooks around, likely because they prepare such a wide variety of foods and almost always from scratch. So if you want to learn how to make some challenging dishes, like piecrusts from lard and flour, an Amish cookbook is not a bad place to get some help.

Pineapples are a deeply southern fruit, not even available in North America. Pineapples grow in South America and Africa. They can travel far distances to market because the fruit does not continue to ripen once it is harvested. The plant and its leaves are also used in some cultures, or were in the past, to make clothing and other textiles, even wallpaper. Pineapple is the second most favorite fruit of all tropical fruits behind bananas.

Pineapples are sweet, tangy, and exceptionally juicy. They can be used for both savory and sweet dishes, and can be chopped, blended, chunked, or crushed or prepared in almost any other way that appeals to you. They are loaded with vitamin C as well as manganese and thiamin. They are also a good source of fiber, and some people think that eating pineapple improves their digestion, although there is no specific research on this claim. Regardless, though, pineapples are a dish that delights everyone because of its unusual outer skin, beautiful yellow inner flesh, and wonderfully sweet flavor.

This recipe blends fresh pineapple and whipped cream, an extraordinary complement of flavors. You can make a home made pie crust to pile in the fruit and cream, or buy something like a graham or chocolate or vanilla crust from the local grocery store to complete this dish. Any way you prepare it, pineapple pie is sure to be a hit at home.

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Nutrition Facts for: Pineapple Pie Amish Style From Taste Of Lizzy T's
Ingredients: Crushed pineapple, water, white sugar, salt, cornstarch, eggs, baked pie crust (or graham cracker crust), cool whip.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 322, Calories from Fat 141, Total Fat 15.7g 24%, Saturated Fat 8.1g 41%, Cholesterol 41mg 14%, Sodium 229mg 10%, Potassium 69mg 2%, Carbohydrates 44.0g 15%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 32.6g, Protein 3.1g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 17%, Calcium 2%, Iron 6%

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