My sister-in-law is in town for a while and my mom gave me this recipe to make for her. Unfortunately the dinner we planned ended up falling through due to a death (not in the family). I still made this because well I don’t know. I thought it was a cheese cake and I LOVE cheesecake. Let’s just say this isn’t a cheesecake and when I realized it (halfway through making it) I was extremely disappointed. This is not the original title to the recipe, it started out as Idaho Cheese Pie. It has pineapple and coconut in it, two things Idaho is incapable of growing. If it had potatoes in it I could understand the reference. There are no potatoes in this recipe.
I aptly renamed it Hawaiian because well Hawaii grows pineapple and coconuts. It only makes sense.
Sorry Idaho. You got the shaft, once again. If you’re thinking I mean Iowa, I’m not. It’s a common mistake made by well most people I meet from the East. And only a few from the West.
Start out with a package of cream cheese. I went for the full fat kind. Not sure if the 1/3 less fat would taste good or not. Sometimes it works and sometimes it’s really gross.
Some powder sugar.
Cream it together. Not sure if you need to use a mixer or not. I did because I thought I was making a cheesecake. A spoon might just do the job.
Add some crushed pineapple.
Mix them together.
Here’s my graham cracker crust. You can use a regular 9 inch pie pan I only used the spring form pan because in my mind this was a cheesecake.
Here it is all done. Oh I forgot. I added cool whip to it. My daughter got to help with that part. She’s a great helper.
I must be the most forgetful person. I also added coconut to the top.
Hawaiian Cheese Pie
1/2 cup powder sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup coconut
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups cool whip
1 9″ graham cracker crust
Combine the powder sugar and cream cheese. Once it’s smooth add crushed pineapple. Mix together. Spoon in cool whip and mix together until incorporated. Poor on top graham cracker crust. Sprinkle coconut on top. Refrigerate overnight. (I didn’t do this only had it in the refrigerator for a couple hours, turned out fine)