8 1/2 ounces crushed pineapple 1/3 cup margarine 1 1/2 cup sugar, * see note 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 (9 inch) pie crust, unbaked
* Substitute 1/2 cup packed brown sugar for 1/2 cup of the white sugar if preferred.
Drain pineapple very well, reserving juice for other uses. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and use a wire whisk to combine thoroughly. Add vanilla extract and drained pineapple; blend. Pour into unbaked 9-inch pie shell and bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven for about 45 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before cutting, or serve cold.