This is how it is made in Barbados. The recipe is from totallybarbados.com. It is a great pie. It is sweet enough to be dessert, but with no sugar besides that in the crust and the fructose in the pineapple, it is good for those who don't like supersweet desserts. I used nonfat cream cheese for my own sake; please go ahead and use regular cream cheese if you prefer.
- Drain pineapple chunks - keep syrup, add water if necessary to make one cup.
- Heat syrup and add gelatine, stir till dissolved - divide in half. Keep one half in the pot.
- To the half in the pot, add cream cheese. Stir over heat till melted and smooth. Pour into graham cracker crust. Chill until firm.
- Once firm, place pineapple chunks on top, and pour on remainder of syrup to glaze. Keep pie chilled.
- ALTERNATE METHOD: I had a problem with getting the syrup evenly distributed, and I think that the next time I make this, I will mix the pineapple chunks with the syrup (that's been left at room temp) and put it on as a mixture once the pie is firm. Just use a little gentleness when you're putting the pineapple on top.
- ALTERNATE CRUSTS: Digestive biscuits, Marie biscuits, cornflakes or rice krispies can be substituted for the crust Zaar has several variations of a graham cracker crust available; use one of these to make the crust if you don't like premade crusts or as a template for using the other things mentioned.
This is a very nice dessert. Not too sweet and yet sweet enough. I mixed the pineapple with the glaze, as suggested and it was nicely coated. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love pineapple and will make this again.