The Hawaiian-ish dessert was selected as one of the winners of a national competition in the 1970s called, “Favorite Man’s Favorite Recipe Contest.”
Taste the tropics in this Hawaii-inspired King Kamehameha pie
From Better Homes & Gardens magazine (November 1970)
THE ROMANCE OF HAWAII and the charm of apple orchards came to us, oddly enough, via Phoenix, Arizona.
For her culinary ingenuity, Clara Tanner wins third prize: $3,000 in travel for herself and her husband William.
He votes her King Kamehameha Pie his favorite dessert, and it’s easy to see why.
What makes this vintage King Kamehameha pie recipe special
Sliced apples poach in sweetened pineapple juice till tender. The golden syrup is thickened and poured over the apples, arranged in an attractive starburst design.
To complement the Hawaiian flavors, coarsely-chopped macadamia nuts are sprinkled over whipped cream or sour cream.
King Kamehameha, Hawaii’s last king, would undoubtedly have approved!
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