Pineapple Delight

May 27, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

TROPICAL DELIGHT: A light, refreshing dessert great for any time of year. (Sandra Shields/The Epoch Times)
TROPICAL DELIGHT: A light, refreshing dessert great for any time of year. (Sandra Shields/The Epoch Times)
This is a wonderful, cool dessert that will evoke thoughts of the tropics. Prepare it early in the day to set, and serve with a garnish of fresh fruit. It will disappear fast, but if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers it will taste even better the next day.

Makes 7 to 9 servings

Bottom layer:

2 cups graham crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted

Mix graham crumbs and butter together with a fork and press into a 9 inch pan. Bake at 350º F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Middle layer:

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup confectioner’s sugar

Cream butter and confectioner’s sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled graham crust.

Top layer:

1/2 pint whipping cream
1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups crushed pineapple, packed in juice, well drained
2 tablespoons graham crumbs

Beat cream, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Fold in drained crushed pineapple (reserve juice for another recipe). Spread over the middle layer and sprinkle graham crumbs over the top. Refrigerate until set. Cut into squares and serve.