Pineapple Delight: Dessert That's Light as a Cloud

Pineapple delight offers a creamy taste of the tropics. This is a dessert recipe you'll make again and again.

I first tasted pineapple delight at a potluck. The creamy taste was the perfect finish to our barbecue.

The slightly exotic flavor of this dessert makes it perfect for summertime get-togethers.

This desert should be made in an oblong dish, so that it can then be easily cut into squares.

Crust

Step I

  • 2 cups crushed graham wafers
  • 1/2 cup (scant) melted butter

Mix thoroughly and keep out 1/2 cup for top of dessert. Press mixture into a 9"x12"- 9"X13" oblong pan. Bake 10 minutes at 300 degrees. Cool completely.

Icing Layer

Step II

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Vanilla to taste (1/2 tsp.)
  • Enough milk or cream to make spreadable

Mix well and spread on completely cooled graham crust.

Filling

Step III

  • 1 ("fat") tin of crushed pineapple (well drained)
  • 1/2 pint (or more) whipping cream

Whip cream until stiff. Fold in pineapple. Spread on second icing layer.

Crumb Topping

Step IV

Top pineapple delight with the reserved graham cracker crumbs. Cover and chill in fridge overnight so that slice sets and the flavors combine.

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A baking pan with a storage lid is a good option. You can make your dessert and then snap on the lid, without having to hassle with tin foil. If you plan on taking pineapple delight to a potluck, using a pan with a lid is a practical idea if you have to transport it in a car.

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Athlyn Green 2 years ago from West Kootenays Author

For those who would like to copy this recipe and print it off, HubPages did have a Print button, which I'm not seeing presently; however, you should be able to run your mouse over the text, highlight it, and select Copy, then paste it onto a page and print off.


sherry regimbel 2 years ago

how in heck do I copy it???????????


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stylezink 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

Wow, this sounds SO good! I think I'll try it out this weekend. It seems simple as well. Thanks for the recipe.


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Athlyn Green 4 years ago from West Kootenays Author

I first had this at a summer potluck and was hooked! It was the perfect, creamy dessert. Next time I make pineapple delight, I'll post pictures.


Karen 4 years ago

My mom made this when I was young - it is the most delicious light desert to serve after a big meal. Today I made the first layer with cream cheese and butter and icing sugar, then the whip cream and pineapple layer on top - it was superb!!!!


Laurent 5 years ago

Im 69 yrs old now and first tasted this around Christmas when I was about 12 years old at Mrs Stokes' a friend of the family. It was so delecious that I had seconds and thirds. I made it once but it didn't match hers. Will be making it this week. Getting all the stuff together and will enjoy it over Xmas. Thank you Mrs. Stokes where ever you are.


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Athlyn Green 7 years ago from West Kootenays Author

Hi Vizey,

The butter holds the crust together. The butter also blends with the icing sugar to make the icing layer. You don't taste it once your pineapple delight is made. I first tasted this at a potluck and thought it was wonderful.


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Vizey 7 years ago

thank you for mouth watering chats. Pine apple tastes like apple and orange collectively. why do you add butter in your dish? Its taste is entirely different.


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Athlyn Green 7 years ago from West Kootenays Author

Hi jim,

I first had this at a potluck and I liked it so much, I contacted the lady and asked for the recipe.


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jim10 7 years ago from ma

That sounds great. I will look forward too it and hopefully I will get a chance to make it soon.


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Athlyn Green 7 years ago from West Kootenays Author

Hi Jim,

As I make these recipes again, I'll be adding pictures. I agree, it's always nicer to see what something looks like.


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jim10 7 years ago from ma

This sounds great. I just wish their was a picture since I'm sure it looks great too. But, thanks for the recipe.

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