Over the years, there has been some debate as to whether or not pineapple is a citrus fruit. After all, how can a fruit containing citric acid not be a citrus fruit? Perhaps it is the same reasoning which classifies tomatoes as fruits.
The definition of a citrus fruit comes from its evolutionary origin, not its chemical makeup. One of the main differences between the two is that citrus trees bear fruit from their branches, while pineapple fruit is the stem of the plant. Citrus fruits belong to the family Rutaceae, while the pineapple is of the family Bromeliaceae.
Pineapple is extremely acidic. It is known that pineapple pickers have no finger prints left due to the amount of acidity contained within.
Regardless of its classification, pineapples can be whipped into a wonderful concoction known simply as pineapple pie. If you have all the ingredients readily available, this delicacy can be served to your guests in less than 45 minutes.
Ingredients Prep Time: 10 minutes Chilling Time: 30 minutes
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 8 ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 8 ounce cans crushed pineapple, well-drained
1 9” graham cracker piecrust
2 8 ounce cans pineapple chunks, well-drained
Read the list for the directions.