You have got to try this Island Pecan Pie!! For Thanksgiving this year I wanted to try something new in the pie world. I was searching all kinds of pecan pies on pinterest and saw this pineapple coconut pecan pie that I knew I had to have! Unfortunately the pin just linked to a picture and not a recipe, but after doing more searching on the internet I finally found the exact recipe! Apparently this is a famous pie in a diner in Arkansas. And after making it, I know why! It is seriously amazing! And now all of you can have the recipe too without all the search work. 🙂 You will need an unbaked pie crust for this recipe, we have a great recipe for one HERE.
Island Pecan Pie
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon corn meal
1 tablespoon flour
pinch of salt
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1 cup drained crushed pineapple
1 cup flaked coconut
1 stick butter, melted
1 unbaked pie shell
Beat the sugar, corn meal, flour, eggs and salt together. Gently stir in the pecans, pineapple and coconut (don't beat it). Stir in the melted butter and mix well.
Bake at 300 degrees in an unbaked pie shell approximately 50 to 60 minutes.
Here I covered the crust edge with some aluminum foil to keep it from burning. Cook 15 to 30 more minutes, or until the pie is set.
For the topping I did whipped topping and mixed in a little almond extract. Then sprinkled on toasted coconut.