Fresh Pineapple Crisp with Granola Streusel
- 1 large ripe pineapple, peeled and chopped into small dice (or 1 large can of crushed pineapple in its own juice, undrained)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup favorite granola or oatmeal (I use Golden Girl Maple Forest)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened butter, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 2 or 3 quart casserole dish.
In large mixing bowl, mix the fresh pineapple dice with the sugar, flour and stir to coat evenly.
Mix in the egg. Pour fruit into the casserole dish. (at this point you could actually pour this fruit filling into an unbaked pie crust, dot the top with butter, cover with pie pastry, flute the edges, vent with several decorative slits, brush with cream, sprinkle with sugar… and bake for 45 minutes….voila you have a pineapple pie instead!)
In a medium bowl, rub the streusel ingredients together with your fingers until well blended with the soft butter.
Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the top of the pineapple and bake for 45 minutes until bubbling and golden brown.
Serve warm or room temperature.