Our girl Timena Apa shares her recipe for Pineapple Pie - a dessert favourite with all Pacific Islanders!
This yummy pie is great as a dessert for to'ona'i and family gatherings.
Pineapple Pie Recipe
2 blocks of butter
4 cups of self raising flour
1 cup sugar
3 crushed pineapples
You can use anything for toppings: whipped cream with peanuts is very common.
In a large bowl mix butter with sugar.
Add eggs one by one and mix.
Add flour and mix.
Knead with hands.
In a large aluminium tray, spread the pastry and make gentle holes with a fork.
In a pot, boil pineapple and add your pre-made custard to it. Stir until thickens.
Cook the pastry in the oven until golden brown. Let it cool and then add the custard.
Top with whipped cream and any other toppings you'd like - some people add crushed nuts or sliced fruit.