Halloween Ideas, Hawaiian Style

Halloween is coming up. There are less than two weeks left until people across the globe gather to celebrate this unique holiday. If you are planning on hosting a party of your own, consider changing things up a bit with a Hawaiian themed spooky luau. Pineapple and Coconut flavored drinks and snacks are a great way to start. Get a few tiki’s and throw a lei on a skeleton or two and you got yourself a Halloween party that your guests are sure to remember for years to come. Another great way to make your plain old Halloween party a Hawaiian Halloween party is with a delicious Hawaiian Pumpkin Pie. Consider trying the following recipe:

Hawaiian Pineapple Pumpkin Pie

Pineapple Pumpkin Pie... Yum!

Filling: -2 envelopes unflavored gelatin -3 tablespoons cool water -1/4 cup boiling water -1 16-ounce can pumpkin -1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple -2 tablespoons sugar -1 cup milk -1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon -1/8 teaspoon ground cloves -2 teaspoons vanilla

Crust: -1 cup graham cracker crumbs -2 tablespoons melted margarine -2 tablespoons sugar Directions:

Mix all of the crust ingredients together and pat into a 9-inch pie pan. Soften the gelatin in cool water for 5 minutes. Add boiling water and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Put the gelatin mixture and all of the other filling ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. Allow the mixture to stand until slightly thickened before pouring into the graham cracker crust. Pour filling into crust. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving. Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information (1 serving): Calories: 172 Carbohydrates: 30 grams Protein: 5 grams Fat: 5 gram Saturated fat: 1 gram Cholesterol: trace Fiber: 3 grams Sodium: 138 mg Potassium: 268 mg Calcium: 71 mg Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat

As you can see, not only is this guaranteed to be one of the tastiest pies you have ever eaten, it’s also pretty healthy. So much so that it was included in the SD Diabetes Control Program Cookbook. We hope that you get a chance to sample this recipe. If you do please let us know how you like it. If you have any other Hawaiian themed recipes that you are proud of please feel free to share.

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