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Pineapple Delight

Pineapple delight is a swoon-worthy dessert with the lush flavors of pineapple, cream cheese, whipped cream, and graham crackers, and it’s deliciously easy to make.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¾ cups graham crackers, crushed (plus 1 tablespoon for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 9 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 20 ounce crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, drained

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Lightly spray an 8x8 baking dish (metal or glass is fine).
  • In a small bowl combine the 1 ¾ cups of crushed graham crackers, 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon of melted butter and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  • Press the graham cracker mixture in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Allow the crust to completely cool.
  • Using either a stand mixer or a handheld mixer, cream together the softened butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Carefully add the powdered sugar a ½ cup at a time. Mix until the cream cheese mixture is smooth.
  • Evenly spread the cream cheese filling over the completely cooled crust.
  • Using the same bowl as the one used for the filling, gently fold the pineapple into the whipped topping.
  • Gently spread the whipped topping over the cream cheese layer.
  • Add the additional 1 tablespoon of crushed graham crackers to the top as garnish.
  • Place the baking dish in the refrigerator for 4 hours to ensure the dessert is properly set.
  • Keep refrigerated until serving.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • It’s highly recommended to make this dessert a day ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight. This will allow it to thicken and makes it easier to cut into slices.
  • If you can’t find crushed graham crackers, you can crush them yourself by placing them into a Ziploc and a rolling pin.
  • Make sure that your crust is completely cool before going on to your second layer. It’s important that the crust is cooled so that the following layers set properly on top of it.