Frozen Pineapple Cream Pie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 4 hr
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 1 (9-inch) deep-dish pie
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1 package refrigerated pie crust

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

1/4 cup cold water

4 egg yolks, lightly beaten

1/3 cup sugar, plus 1/3 cup

1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, undrained

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 cups heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Roll the pie crust on a floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Put the crust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate; fold the edges under and crimp. Prick the bottom and sides of the pie crust with a fork. Bake until the crust is lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a small bowl, soften the gelatin in cold water; set aside.
  4. In the top of a double boiler, combine the eggs yolks and 1/3 cup of sugar. Add the undrained pineapple and lemon juice. Cook over simmering water, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the softened gelatin mixture and let cool for 30 minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat the heavy cream with an electric mixer until foamy. With mixer running, gradually add the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat until soft peaks form, then fold it into the cooled pineapple mixture. Spoon the pineapple cream into the baked pie shell and freeze until set, about 4 to 6 hours.