PINA COLADA CREAM PIE

Pineapple rules here with a touch of coconut & rum.


1 envelope unflavored gelatin
¼ cup cold water
1 cup naturally sweetened crushed pineapple, reserve the liquid &  a small amount of the crushed pineapple for garnish
½ cup Coco Lopez cream of coconut
¼ cup rum
½ pint whipping cream, whipped & divided
1 graham cracker crust

Stemmed Maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)  (Grandson Matthew says NOT optional, REQUIRED!)

 

 

 

 

In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water & set aside.  In a large skillet, heat the crushed pineapple with the liquid to boiling; then stir in the softened gelatin.  Continue stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved.    Add the Coco Lopez and rum; stir to blend.  Place the skillet into the refrigerator or the freezer until the mixture is almost set.  Set a kitchen timer to check often, to keep mixture from completely setting.    When mixture is almost set, gently fold in ½ cup of the un-sweetened whipped cream reserving the remaining whipped cream for the pie topping.  Pour the pie filling into the graham cracker pie shell.  Refrigerate until the pie has become firmly set.  When pie is set; sweeten the remaining whipped cream to taste. Garnish the top of the pie with the sweetened whipped cream, small dollops of the reserved crushed pineapple and the whole stemmed cherries.  I threw in a couple of Hawaiian leis to be festive.

More from “The Good Old Days”
From the WHITEHOUSE COOKBOOK 1910, page 577.

Since ladies would want to be properly dressed with just the right sprinkling of cologne behind their dainty earlobes and at their wrists when being served this delicate, delicious pie, I am including the recipe to make cologne from the WHITEHOUSE COOKBOOK.  I am assuming that you will have all of the ingredients in your home at your fingertips including a drachm measurer.

COLOGNE WATER (Superior)"

"Oil of lavender two drachms, oil of rosemary one dranchm and a half, orange, lemon and bergamont, one drachm each of the oil; also two drachms of the essence of musk, attar of rose ten drops, and a pint of proof spirit. Shake all together thoroughly three times a day for a week.”

I am unsure whether you were supposed to drink this concoction with the proof spirit or perfume yourself?  I don’t ever recall putting proof spirit behind my ears, do you?   

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