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Pineapple Delight: Dessert That's Light as a Cloud

Updated on September 23, 2017
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Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share these.

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. I wasn't sure what this slice would be like but it looked intriguing and tasted wonderful! And I just had to have the recipe to add to my stash of tried-and-true dessert dishes I make again and again.

I found out who had brought the dessert to the potluck and I got the recipe and tried it at home, and it was every bit as good.

The slightly exotic flavor of this dessert makes it perfect for summertime get-togethers or for whenever you want a creamy-tasting delicious dessert.

Pineapple Delight should be made in an oblong dish, so that it can be cut into squares. And if you have one that has a snap-on lid, all the better.

Making the Crust

  • 2 cups crushed graham wafers
  • 1/2 cup (scant) melted butter
  1. Mix wafers and butter thoroughly.
  2. Keep out 1/2 cup to sprinkle over the top of dessert.
  3. Press mixture into a 9"x12"- 9"X13" oblong pan.
  4. Bake 10 minutes at 300 degrees.

Cool completely.

Making the Icing Layer

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • vanilla to taste (1/2 tsp.)
  • enough milk or cream to make spreadable
  1. Combine first three ingredients and mix well.
  2. Add liquid.
  3. Spread over completely cooled graham crust.

Making the Filling

  • 1 (fat) tin of crushed pineapple (well drained)
  • 1/2 pint (or more) whipping cream
  1. Whip cream until stiff and in peaks.
  2. Fold in pineapple carefully with a spatula.
  3. Spread this mixture over the icing layer.

Adding the Crumb Topping

  1. Top Pineapple Delight with the reserved graham cracker crumbs.
  2. Cover and chill in fridge overnight so that slice sets and the flavors combine.

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      Athlyn Green 4 years ago from West Kootenays

      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.

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      sherry regimbel 4 years ago

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

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      stylezink 6 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 6 years ago from West Kootenays

      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.

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      Karen 6 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!!!!

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      Laurent 7 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 8 years ago from West Kootenays

      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 8 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 8 years ago from West Kootenays

      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 8 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 8 years ago from West Kootenays

      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 8 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.