posted by Schmitty 07-06-99 2:13 AM
Pineapple Lattice Shortcake
4 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup shortening
2 slightly beaten eggs (reserve one tablespoon)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (1 pound 14 ounce) can crushed pineapple
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Sift together the flour and salt into large mixing bowl. Cut in 1 cup shortening until particles are fine.
Combine beaten eggs (reserve one tablespoon), sugar, sour cream, soda and the vanilla. Add to flour mixture and mix well. Knead on lightly floured surface 8 to 10 strokes. Return to bowl and refrigerate while preparing Filling.
Filling: Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Stir in pineapple. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat and cool thoroughly.
Remove dough from refrigerator after filling is cooled and press three fourths of the dough into bottom and sides of ungreased 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly roll pan or two 9 inch squarepans. Spread with filling. Sprinkle with 3/4 cups chopped pecans.
Roll out remaining dough on floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into strips 1/2 inch wide; crisscross over filling to form lattice top. Seal strips to edge with fork and brush with the reserved egg.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
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