State Fair Pie Competition - 2008
Mesquite, Texas

Mango Pineapple Pie with Macadamia Lattice Crust

This state fair pie contest entry wows with coconut, pineapple and macadamia nuts, for a taste as fresh as the islands themselves!

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 3 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
3/4
cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
2
cups mango chunks
2
cups chopped fresh pineapple, drained
3/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup canned cream of coconut (not coconut milk)
3
tablespoons cornstarch
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
3
tablespoons milk
1
tablespoon sugar

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place 1 pie crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Place second pie crust on lightly floured piece of waxed paper. Using pastry cutter, gently mark lines on crust 1 inch apart for guides for cutting strips. Sprinkle chopped macadamia nuts between lines on crust; use rolling pin to gently press nuts into crust. Cut into strips along lines; set aside.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, mix mango, pineapple, 3/4 cup sugar and the cream of coconut. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and salt; stir into fruit mixture. Cook over medium-low heat until thickened. Stir in butter; pour into pastry-lined pie plate.
  • 3 To make top crust, place 5 to 7 strips pie crust across filling. Place cross-strips over tops of first strips. Seal and flute edges. Brush with milk; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place 1 pie crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Place second pie crust on lightly floured piece of waxed paper. Using pastry cutter, gently mark lines on crust 1 inch apart for guides for cutting strips. Sprinkle chopped macadamia nuts between lines on crust; use rolling pin to gently press nuts into crust. Cut into strips along lines; set aside.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, mix mango, pineapple, 3/4 cup sugar and the cream of coconut. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and salt; stir into fruit mixture. Cook over medium-low heat until thickened. Stir in butter; pour into pastry-lined pie plate.
  • 3 To make top crust, place 5 to 7 strips pie crust across filling. Place cross-strips over tops of first strips. Seal and flute edges. Brush with milk; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For a special touch, dollop each slice with whipped cream and sprinkle lightly with chopped, toasted macadamia nuts.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
420mg
420%;
Total Carbohydrate
62g
62%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.