Friday, March 25, 2016

No Bake Pineapple Dream



Happy Easter everyone! I am posting this a couple days early so that you will have time to go out and get the stuff you need to make this crazy awesome dessert for your Sunday Easter dinner.


It is a classic; I remember eating it as a kid. It is so perfect, light and fluffy, not too filling after a big heavy meal of Ham & Scalloped Potato Casserole!


I hope the Easter Bunny brings you all lots of chocolate!

What you need,

For the crust,
½ cup butter, melted
2½ cup graham cracker crumbs

For the middle layer,
4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
½ cup butter, at room temperature
2 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp. crushed pineapple

For the topping,
8oz. of Cool Whip topping
14oz. can crushed pineapple, drained (you will use 1 tbsp. in the middle layer)

Start by making the crust. In a small bowl melt the butter in the microwave. Stir in the graham crumbs until they are all coated in butter. Set the crumbs aside for a minute.

Now make the middle layer. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.  Slowly add in the icing sugar until fully incorporated. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the crushed pineapple. Set the bowl aside.

Finally make the topping.  In a third large bowl stir together the Cool Whip and the rest of the crushed pineapple.

Now you can make one big dessert or 4-6 individual desserts. Choose your serving dish or dishes and build the dessert.

On the bottom of the serving dish layer on about ½ an inch of graham crumbs. Press them down with the back of a spoon.
Layer on about 1 inch of the cream cheese mixture; use an offset spatula to spread it out.
Then top with the Cool Whip topping. Spread the mixture evenly to coat.
Use any remaining graham cracker crumbs to sprinkle over the top of the dessert.

Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours, overnight is even better to let the flavors meld.


Serve with a big old spoon!

This cute little dessert is a dream! It is light and fluffy and creamy. It is going to be the perfect thing to end a big Easter supper!
I hope you like this classic dessert as much as I do. 


I sure hope you all have a wonderful Easter filled with Family, food and chocolate bunnies!

Enjoy!

Jen

Recipe from a little old recipe card I stole from home when I left! Sorry Mom!


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