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Grandma's Recipes One By One!

Hula Moon Pie

on February 25, 2015

This recipe for Hula Moon Pie must be a good one. Not only is there a recipe card for this in Grandma’s file, but this is one in her entries in the cookbook published by her church. I know why she put this one in the church cookbook. It would be very important to her to have her contribution to the cookbook be something really special to her and a recipe that she really liked and used a lot. Her parents were some of the founding members of the church and it played a very important part in both her life and my grandpa’s life. They were active in their church because it was such an integral part of farm and small town life. That was their community and where they spent a lot of their social time. She was active in the women’s groups in her church and even bribed me to sing at one of her Ladies Aid meetings when I was little. I was paid a dollar to sing “Beautiful Savior”. It wouldn’t be too surprising if she had used this recipe at one of those events. I can totally see Grandma loving this pie because it has pineapple in it. I can also see her loving it because it’s so easy to make! I had to use both the recipe card and her recipe from the church cookbook to make this. The handwritten card was a bit incomplete and the church cookbook showed the amounts she used when they weren’t given on the card!

Hula Moon Pie

This is another of those old recipes written in fountain pen.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Hula Moon Pie


20 graham crackers, crushed (1 big cracker counts as 2)(reserve 1/2 cup crumbs for top of pie)

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup sugar


1/3 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

Dash of salt

2 cups crushed pineapple with juice

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon butter

Mix crust and put in pie plate.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Cook the first 5 ingredients of filling until thick and clear.

Add butter.

Cool before putting in crust.

Top with 1/2 cup reserved crumbs.



You can kind of see how thick the filling gets here.


Topping the pie with the reserved crumbs looks so pretty.


This pie is full of yummy pineapple.


This recipe is so fast, so easy, and so good. You have to try this. It’s a good one. It wouldn’t be in Grandma’s church cookbook if it wasn’t.






One response to “Hula Moon Pie

  1. mom says:

    You are right!!!

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