Are you looking for the perfect dessert for a summer family reunion or pot luck ? This Pineapple Delight Dessert is so easy to make and feeds a crowd.
Based on the hot and sunny weather outside, temperatures start rising into the late 80s last few days, and for the weekend 90s announced ! so I guess it’s safe to say that summer is officially here!
There are a few things that are 100% necessary for summer. Like a lots of sunscreen, sundresses, sunglasses, a barbecue and a “recipe for success” – That’s what we call a summer dessert.
When someone thinks of a “summer dessert,” most likely cake type of dessert does not come to their mind. Usually, sweet treats in the scorching hot summer months include ice cream, popsicles, snow cones and the occasional milkshake.
But all of you will agree on one thing anything that can be kept cool like uh…..ICE CREAM, is always a winner! Right ?
So, please stop by for a minute and get that touch of summer and Pineapple. Pineapple Delight Dessert. The name says it all…..these are simply DELIGHTFUL!
Cool, refreshing, just perfect for a hot summer’s day, or if by chance there are any leftovers it’s even better the next day.
If you aren’t a big fan of pineapple for some odd reason then you can substitute an equal amount of crushed strawberries (and I am certain other fruit would work too).
Pineapple Delight Dessert
- 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 1/4 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pineapple Layer
- 2 can of crushed pineapple, drained (about 1 cup)
- Whipped Cream Topping
- 1 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 3 Tbsp icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 13 X 9 pan lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter until well combined and crumbly. Press into prepared pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.
- In a separate bowl, mix together butter, icing sugar, eggs, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Drop by spoonfuls over crust (once it has completely cooled), and gently smooth to form an even layer.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
- Beat the whipping cream, icing sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until it is thick and stiff.
- Drain the juice from the canned crushed pineapple.
- Mix the whipped cream and pineapple together and spread evenly over top of the cooled butter filling.
- If you want to make it a little fancier, garnish the dessert with a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.
- Cover and chill until ready to serve, at least 2 hours.