Pineapple Chess Pie {Granny's Recipe}

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Pineapple Chess Pie,  all the ingredients of a regular chess pie except for the addition of a small can of crush pineapple.

When I think of some of the pies that my Mother would make during the holidays, I think of this wonderful Pineapple Chess Pie that is so rich and delicious.

Isn't it funny how we remember certain things about our Mother's traditions? About one week before the holidays, Mother would set up a dessert table.

Do you remember when there were card tables?

Beside her buffet, she would lay a pretty table cloth on a card table, and as she made the desserts, she would place them on the table ready to enjoy.

As a little girl growing up, I always thought, "that is just what I am going to do when I get married "Have a Dessert Table."

Well, I kept my plans, and that is just what I do about one week before the big day.

Now that I am a grandmother, I love to see my grandchildren's eyes light up when they get to my house and see my "Dessert Table" like Granny's.

Pineapple Chess Pie
Printable Recipes

  • 1 (9 inch) deep dish unbaked pie crust
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar (I use 1 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 small can (8.25 oz.) crushed pineapple
  • milk (see instructions)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, drain pineapple; reserve juice. In a 1 cup measuring cup add pineapple juice and fill with milk to equal one cup; set aside.

In a small bowl combine flour and sugar; set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until whites are well blended with the yokes. Add sugar mixture, and beat well.

Add milk mixture, melted butter, and vanilla and mix until mixture is creamy and smooth. Stir in pineapple until well blended and pour in unbaked pie shell.

Bake for 1 hour or until pie is set.

Cook's Note: A regular 10 inch pie crust can be used.  I use 1 1/2  cups of sugar and it is sweet enough, but you can adjust to your liking.

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  1. What an interesting dessert! I have never seen this and it sounds delicious. I feel the same way about being a grandmother, I want such great memories to be made! Thanks.

  2. I bet this pie is really good...I love pineapple desserts and this sounds so easy.
    Isn't it funny how so many great memories involve food....I remember the dessert table too and plan on keeping the tradition also.

  3. I love that dessert table idea! Such wonderful memories. Thanks for the pie recipe, I've never had pineapple chess pie. I've been trying to incorporate a few new desserts each month and this one will be on the list.

  4. You are right, a dessert table is a must. Lovely childhood memories. Thank you for participating in Vintage Recipe Thursday.

  5. People don't use card tables anymore? I sure had one this year when we hosted a holiday party! : )

    Anyway, this looks great! I've never seen anything like it, so I'd love to try it one day!

  6. I made a chocolate chess pie last week but I know that my husband would prefer this pineapple one. He wasn't a big fan of chocolate. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  7. Great Recipe..... I love pineapples! Today we are linking up ONLY Blueberry recipes, so I hope you can come back and link up a Blue berry recipe! Thanks a bunch!

  8. Glad you linked up your mom's recipe to Monday, Mmm ... Dessert too. Have a great day.

  9. I never had one of these. It would be good to add it to my repertoire. Fancy word for my baked goods which are not at all fancy.

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Bake with Bizzy.

  10. Thanks for sharing with us. We have two pies, this week, that drew the most looks and of course, one is this fabulous pie. Come visit us.

  11. I do declare! That pie looks soooo yummy. Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Sure would have a blast at your Dessert Table...any time of the year. =)

  12. Can't wait to try this. My Aunt Hazel used to make this for my Dad all the time and since she passed, I have always wanted to know the recipe so I could make it for my Dad. Thanks for sharing. The picture looks exactly like hers.

  13. this pineapple chess pie sounds so yummy!! I would love to taste test for you but guess I will have to make my own!

  14. I love chess pie and I love pineapple! This looks heavenly! Thanks for sharing on Treasure Box Tuesday!

    Lauren Copeland
    Life Well Sweetened

  15. Chess pie is one of my favorites! I'm sure pineapple is a brilliant addition! Pinning this to try!

    Thanks for sharing,
    So Much To Make

  16. I do love a good chess pie, and I can't believe I have never had a pineapple chess pie. It must be amazing. Thank you so much for sharing Granny's recipe with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! ♥

  17. I love pineapple and this pie looks beautiful! Yum!

  18. I haven't had one of these in decades! It looks amazing!


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