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Pineapple Delight Dessert: A Slice of Tropical Heaven

Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share.

Pineapple delight offers a creamy taste of the tropics

Pineapple delight offers a creamy taste of the tropics

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 a dish that has a snap-on lid, all the better.

Step 1: Make the Crust


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


  1. Mix wafers and butter thoroughly.
  2. Separate 1/2 cup to sprinkle over the top of the dessert.
  3. Press mixture into a 9"x12" to 9"X13" oblong pan.
  4. Bake 10 minutes at 300°F.
  5. Cool completely.
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Step 2: Make the Icing


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • enough milk or cream to make the icing spreadable


  1. Combine the first three ingredients and mix well.
  2. Add just enough milk or cream to make the icing spreadable.
  3. Spread over completely cooled graham crust.

Step 3: Make 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.

Step 4: Add the Crumb Topping

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

Another Pineapple Dessert Recipe

  • Glazed Pineapple-Coconut Cake
    Glaxed pinapple-coconut cake is easy to make and delicious. You ice this cake while it is still warm with a glaze icing. A great recipe.

© 2009 Athlyn Green

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