This pineapple dream dessert is one of my family’s favorites. You know those desserts that seem to be at all the family gatherings? Those recipes that your grandma has been making for years? Like Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Ambrosia and Watergate Salad. This is one of those desserts.
This light and fluffy pineapple cream cheese dessert can be easily transported, hence it appearing at all those family functions, and rarely has leftovers.
+To make this Recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
°2½ cups (375 mL) graham cracker crumbs (two rows)
°1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter
°2 c sift powder sugar
°1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, softened
°1/2 cup (125 mL) cream cheese
° cup (250 mL) Cool Whip whipped cream
°1 large can (2½ cups) crushed pineapple chunks, well drained
Preheat oven 300°F (148°C).
Melt the butter and let cool. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Mix until well incorporated.
Press 2 cups of this mixture into the bottom of a 9×9 square baking dish.
Cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
With your mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter together until creamy.
Then, add the powdered sugar on low speed (1 cup at a time), mixing until well blended.
Mix well with your mixer on high speed for 1 minute.
Add a tablespoon of pineapple to the mixture and spread over the crust, leveling with a spatula.
Pour the remaining pineapple into the whipped cream and spread over the cream cheese mixture.
Sprinkle remaining graham crust over top.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or even better overnight.