Posted by: kauaikolea2 | June 5, 2011

In a dessert frame of mind…..

It is Sunday and company is heading over to talk story and make plate (which means we will be chatting and filling up our dinner plates for a long time).  Need a quick dessert that everyone will like and that will be easy to serve.  Got it!  Aloha Pineapple Pie!  Nothing is easier and if  you don’t have the ingredients in your cupboard, a quick  trip to Foodland or the like will net you all you need.

Aloha Pineapple Pie

1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk!)

1 (8-oz) container frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed

1 (20-oz) can crushed pineapple, well drained (save the liquid for cocktails!)

2/3 c lemon juice

2 (9-in) graham cracker crusts (buy already made)

1/2 c flaked coconut

In a large bowl, mix milk, whipped topping, drained pineapple, and lemon juice until blended and very thick. Divide between the 2 pie shells. Sprinkle each pie with 1/4 c coconut (more is okay, too). Pop into the refrigerator until chilled and set.

ONO!  Everyone will think you have a direct contact to Rachel Ray or Paula Deen!

What?  You want chocolate?  Okay, here is a secret recipe that you can make and eat in the kitchen, on the sly, and not have to share with anyone.  The cook always gets the sweetest bites.


Serves one deserving person and you do not need to share with anyone.  Take a large coffee cup and add 4 T flour, 4 T sugar, 2 T cocoa to the mug.  Stir with a fork until mixed.  Crack an egg into the mug and mix in thoroughly. Pour in 3 T milk, 3 T vegetable oil, a splash of vanilla extract, and if you want to go over the top, 3 T chocolate chips or nuts or both.  Mix well.  Put the mug into the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.  The cake may rise over the top of the mug and it is okay.  Remove from microwave and if you can, wait a minute to eat as it will be hot.  You can eat out of the mug (less evidence!) or tip out onto a plate.  A scoop of ice cream would not be out of place.  (Test your microwave; 1-minute intervals on high setting may be better for you. In any case, this recipe will satisfy that chocolate craving.)

So what will it be for guests tonight — Aloha Pineapple Pie or a bunch of Chocolate Mug Cakes?



  1. You can make the pie using chocolate or gingersnap cookie crusts. YUMMO! The chocolate mug cake, let’s say it got me through college in Minnesota.

  2. This pineapple pie would be great for the coconut festival that will be held in Kapaa in October. I would make a coconut crust and really top the pie with lots of toasted coconut curls. I own a catering company and I think this pie would be a big hit.

    Will you post information about the coconut festival? I think it is at the Coconut MarketPlace.

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