Pineapple Pie!

In the South, we use a lot of pineapple and coconut in our holiday cooking... sometimes together and sometimes on their own. I am sure this originated, like so much does in the food traditions of a region, with the availability of these wonderful food items.  This is just a simple pineapple pie and it's delicious.  If you are a pineapple lover, this pie is for you! 

Now, supposedly, this is Johnny Cash's mother's pineapple pie recipe.  Pineapple pie was said to be Johnny Cash's favorite.  I don't really know if this is her recipe for sure, but it came from someone who might know, so I will go with it! 

  Here is what you will need:

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
1 cup crushed pineapple (drained slightly, but not dry)
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1 Deep Dish pie shell, unbaked

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, beat all ingredients until well blended.   Place the unbaked pie shell on a cookie sheet.   Carefully pour the ingredients into the pie shell.  Place on the center rack in the oven.  Bake for 45-50 minutes. 

 The top should just be starting to brown.  Remove and cool slightly before serving! 

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or without!  It's delicious either way! 


  1. do you use plan flour or self-rising

    1. Just all purpose flour is needed

  2. My momma called this Pineapple Chess Pie. So delicious and super easy to make. If you like pineapple and haven't tried this, you must!

  3. Is 1 cup of pineapple a correct measurement? Seems kinda skimpy, no? Thanks! :)

  4. My momma made this for my dad today, and they LOVED it! She said they said it reminded them of some little pineapple pies they used to get when they were kids.... mini pies like the little pecan pies now... she said the only difference in those & this recipe, was that the old recipe had just a tiny amount of coconut flavor... so she might add a tiny amount f toasted coconut, finely chopped into he batter...or a tiny bit of coconut flavoring...not much!

    1. Those little pies were called Blue Bird pies back in the 1950's. I used to get one of those for my school lunch. They were really good. Do they still make them?

    2. I remember those they were soooo good

  5. My mom passed away 30 years ago and with her went all of her wonderful recipes. I was so excited when I saw this because she used to make this. [not very often but often enough] This looked like the ingredients she used. Thank you so much!

  6. Any possibility of using fresh pineapple?

  7. This pie looks and sounds delicious.

  8. Mine tastes good and looks right but I think I did not drain my pineapple enough



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