Pineapple Dream

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This Pineapple Dream recipe is a light, fluffy dessert of crushed pineapple, cream cheese, and whipped topping, all sandwiched between layers of a delicious graham cracker crust.

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This Pineapple Dream is one of those recipes that’s been floating around for years – and for good reason… it’s AMAZING!  It’s a light, fluffy dessert of crushed pineapple, cream cheese, and whipped topping, all sandwiched between layers of a delicious graham cracker crust.

This Pineapple Dream recipe is a light, fluffy dessert of crushed pineapple, cream cheese, and whipped topping, all sandwiched between layers of a delicious graham cracker crust.Traditionally, the filling is two layers and the crust and topping is just graham cracker crumbs and butter.  I’ve updated it to make the process simpler (without any loss in flavor) by turning the filling into a single layer and added even a little more flavor to the crust.

This Pineapple Dream recipe is a light, fluffy dessert of crushed pineapple, cream cheese, and whipped topping, all sandwiched between layers of a delicious graham cracker crust.

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It’s the perfect summer dessert that y’all are just going to devour.  It also makes a killer potluck dessert.  Everyone will be asking for the recipe!  Y’all are gonna love it!

Pineapple Dream Dessert
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Servings: 9 servings
Author: Stacey Little | Southern Bite
Ingredients
For the crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the filling:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, very well drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Instructions
For the crust:
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.  

  2. Melt the butter and combine the graham crackers, butter, sugar, and salt.  Stir until the graham crackers are coated in the butter.  Pour about 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of an 8x8-inch baking dish and firmly press flat to form the crust.  I like to use the bottom of a metal measuring cup for this.  Set the remaining crumb mixture aside to be used as the topping.  Bake the crust for about 10 minutes.  Cool completely.  

For the filling:
  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter together.  Add the powdered sugar and mix well.  Add the drained pineapple and stir to combine.  Fold in the whipped topping.  

  2. Once the crust has cooled, spread the pineapple mixture evenly over the crust.  Sprinkle the top with the remaining crumb mixture.  Refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours) to allow the filling to set.  

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This Pineapple Dream recipe is a light, fluffy dessert of crushed pineapple, cream cheese, and whipped topping, all sandwiched between layers of a delicious graham cracker crust.

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Comments

  1. Thank you for this post and memory! My Mama used to make this recipe but she called it refrigerator cheesecake. In fact, she preferred it frozen and served it that way! She has been gone for a few years now and it has been several more before that since she last was able to make this. I had completely forgotten about it and am going to her recipe book to see if I still have her copy-hope it is in her handwriting! But it is nice to know I have this one as a backup!

  2. Patti Moss says:

    This looks absolutely delicious and refreshing! I can hardly wait to try it. Thanks, Stacey.

  3. I bet this tastes amazing. I love the combination of creamy and crunchy!

  4. Pat Mapley says:

    I made this as written for Father’s Day. Very easy and pretty good. I think it would be better with 2 cans of well drained pineapple which should give it more of a pineapple flavor.

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