Pineapple Dream Dessert

Recipe

Pineapple dream dessert is a classic favourite. It’s one of those recipes that people have been making for years because it’s so popular. This light and fluffy pineapple cream cheese dessert can be made ahead and easily transported, making it perfect for family functions or potlucks, and rarely are there leftovers. There’s something irresistible and delicious about cream cheese and whipped cream combined with sweet, tangy pineapple. It’s best to keep this dessert refrigerated until ready to serve.

Recipe Photo Colour February 28-2017

Pineapple Dream Dessert

• 2 1/2 cups graham crumbs or 2 sleeves crushed.
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter (for crust)
• 2 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (for filling)
• 4 oz cream cheese, softened
• 8 oz container Cool Whip
• 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained well

Preheat the oven to 300 F. Melt 1/2 cup butter in the microwave and let it cool. Combine the crumbs and butter, then press 2 cups of the crumb mixture firmly into a 9×9 square pan and bake for 8-10 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool. Beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter together until creamy. Turn the mixer down to low and add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until incorporated. Turn up and beat well for a minute or so. Add a heaping tablespoon of the drained crushed pineapple and stir in with a rubber spatula. Spread the cream cheese and pineapple mixture over the crust. Fold the remaining pineapple into the Cool Whip and spread on top of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumb mixture on top. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

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