Joshua and Owen’s Kitchen Kung Fu: Tropical Twist Pie

Josh and I are packing this morning to go to the Clarendon Hills Library to teach Baking Basics, but we made our own pie with Owen yesterday. It’s a variation of a 1978 Better Homes and Gardens All-Time Favorite recipe. We started at the store thinking we wanted Apples and Bananas for the “Apple Banana Crunch Pie” in this cookbook, but ended up with something quite different. This was delicious. Josh and Owen are able to just substitute and the flavors are great. I do not seem to have this gift. They named this Tropical Twist.

Tropical Twist Pie

1/2 cup butter

10 oz. drained pineapple chunks from can

10 oz. drained pear slices from can

two sliced bananas

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Oh – we also couldn’t find our pie pan (might be packed for show), so we used a 9″ cake pan.

Crust:1 cup flour, 1/3 cup plus 1 T shortening (we use the sticks), pinch salt, 2 T water. Use pastry cutter then roll out crust. Place in pan and bake for 5-7 minutes.

In bowl combine pears, pineapple and banana. Add lemon juice and let stand for 5-10 minutes.

Crumb mixture: Combine flour, white and brown sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. Use clean pastry cutter to cut in butter until mixture is all crumbs. Sprinkle on top of pie. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Eat.

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3 Responses to Joshua and Owen’s Kitchen Kung Fu: Tropical Twist Pie

  1. Molly says:

    Wow! That looks and sounds fantastic, guys! I’m definitely trying it. I might see how fresh pineapple and pear work. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  2. Patti T. says:

    They just may be chefs in the making. Good substitutions, that I probably wouldn’t have thought of.

  3. Amy Alessio says:

    Joshua is so happy you ladies like their recipe. He has other combos in mind too…

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