PAI FALA (Pineapple Pie)-Or Half-Moon Pie


5 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup butter

1 can (14 ounces) coconut cream

Mix all of the above until a smooth ball forms.
Divide into 6 pieces and roll each out into an 8-inch circle.


4 cups crushed pineapple, drained

2 cups sugar

1 cup milk

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup pineapple juice

For the crust: Whisk together flour and baking powder, cut in butter, then mix in coconut milk until a smooth ball forms. Divide into six pieces and roll each out into an 8-inch circle. For the filling: In a saucepan, heat together pineapple, sugar and milk until hot. Whisk cornstarch into pineapple juice and add to heated pineapple. Stir and allow to cool. Spoon pineapple filling into middle of each dough circle. Fold over and seal edges, brushing with a little water. Prick tops of turnovers with fork to release steam. Place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 6 turnovers.

  • Per turnover: 1,050 calories, 29 g fat, 21 g saturated fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 350 mg sodium, 187 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 91 g sugar, 15 g protein 

  • Source:  Lily Dayton and NC


    aurora said…
    This looks totally scrumptious! Yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope that your little pearls made your Mother's Day a special one. :)
    Nataliana said…
    wow..would love to make
    this one..looks scrumptious:)
    Anonymous said…
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    Anonymous said…
    my sister and I have been looking for this recipe for a long time! Our aunt used to make them for us and we've been hunting down stores that might sell them and nothing! I cannot wait to make them!