Original Recipe: Muskmelon, Pineapple Jam and Cinnamon loaf pie Recipe

IMG_7445Well…how do you do?

Finally got some time to pull off a pie, an original combination that I have been meaning to bake for a while. You know, I am one of those who would not care much about measurement. I’d happily flip through the summer issue of my favorite fat-loyal food magazine and ooh and ahh on the luscious photographs and go ahead and never make anyone of them- or i’d alter it totally before it comes out of my oven.

This recipe originally called for banana, walnut and caramel- look what i changed it to with homemade pineapple jam, sugared muskmelon, and Srilankan cinnamon!


The recipe also called for individual pie shells, I made a loaf instead and cut them slant, drizzled it with freshly ground cinnamon and honey. What a morning this was- with this for breakfast and a cup of good coffee. Felt heavenish! Saved some for my girls, Mary, Julie, Delphi and Glory, at work too.

Oh and I need to write this down just in case they don’t stick up for me later! This Glory here used to work for BBC and with a bite she said: “The last time I tasted something like this was in the BBC shoot”

Wohhooo. Hop hop mighty bob!

IMG_7443Join me for breakfast or make it yours:


2 and 1/2 cups of plain flour

100 gram cold butter cut into cubes

1/2 cup iced water

A pinch of cinnamon

Muskmelon cut into thin strips and sugared generously (1/4th cup)

Pineapple jam- 2 tbsp


Cinnamon powder

Caster sugar for dusting

1 teaspoon milk for brushing



Cut butter in flour until the mixture resembles corn meal. (Use a fork to mix it well)

Once it resembles corn meal, slowly add iced water and using as less hands as possible, form a dough. I rub my hands on ice before handling these babies.

Chill in the refrigerator for about half an hour


Roll your dough out- half an inch thick

Slather pineapple jam

Place muskmelon (be very very careless about it)

Sprinkle cinnamon

Roll into a log and flatten the top

Attach the loose ends by pinching with a fork

Brush milk on top (you can use a eggwash too- i dont like the smell of eggs on this one)

Sprinkle caster sugar on top


Bake in center rack at 250 for about 20 minutes or until the top is golden

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10 thoughts on “Original Recipe: Muskmelon, Pineapple Jam and Cinnamon loaf pie Recipe

  1. It looks delish………but what is a muskmelon and what does it look like? We have watermelon, honeydew and rock melons but I have not heard of a muskmelon. 🙂
    Sue P


  2. Pingback: Pear Pie with fresh grounded cinnamon

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