Dad's Favorite Pineapple Turnover

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Well actually Dad loves pineapple pie, or turnovers. Today I was thinking of him, oh I miss him.. Dad, otherwise known as Carmen Macho Man, (he lifted weights until he was 79 - 1/2 years old) loved certain foods and oh boy, was this one of them. Pineapple pies, raspberry pies were equal to his favorite coconut raspberry cake. He actually was astounded one day when at age 15, I surprised him with his favorite pineapple turnovers. You see I was a bit lazy, I hated to fuss with all that crust, so the biggest turnovers were born! He loved them~

So this one's for you dad, hope you're shining down with a big smile from heaven.... love and miss you always!

1 pastry crust rolled in a circle 1/4 inch thickness or use store-bought
1 1/2 cups of crushed pineapple ( I used fresh)
1/4 cup of sugar plus 1 teaspoon
3 tablespoons of corn starch
I put fresh pineapple chunks in the food processor and pulse till medium fine little chunks. Stir in the sugar. Take the 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix with 1 or 2 tablespoons of water till smooth. Add to the fruit and sugar. Microwave in a glass bowl for around 2 minutes till the mixture thickens.

In the meantime roll out dough. I pour the mixture in the center of the circle. Fold the edges coming towards you until held together by pinching. Use a fork to close all around.  Brush with milk, dot with butter, sprinkle regular sugar on the top, and bake until brown, on 350 for around 35 minutes or so.
When cool, make a glaze of powdered sugar and water (thick) and drizzle over the top.