When you look into nature, you’ll find delicious flavors and assortments that can really up your day. Fruits are rich in antioxidants and are the best way to be healthy while enjoying tasty food. One of them is the sweet, tangy and tasty pineapple.
Pineapple cakes, pastries and pies are some of the most popular desserts. On this International Pineapple Day, we have compiled a list of some amazing pineapple desserts that you must try-
Creamy pineapple tart
Creamy Pineapple Pie is a tasty dessert that both kids and adults love. It is a slightly sweet dessert that you can serve to your guests and by preparing it at home, you can also please your children.
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 box frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 cracker crust
Mix the folded milk, pineapple and lemon juice into the whipped topping. Pour into prepared crust. Refrigerate until serving. If desired, serve with toasted macadamia nuts and additional crushed pineapple.
Pineapple pudding cake
Pineapple Pudding Cake is an easy to make treat for your summer afternoon. You can have it any time of the day, but remember you can’t keep it too long. Try to finish it the same day or the next day.
- 1 package yellow cake mix
- 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
- 1 package sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 package light cream cheese
- 1 can unsweetened crushed pineapple, well drained
- 1 carton = frozen light whipped topping, thawed
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 20 maraschino cherries, well drained
Preheat oven. Prepare the cake batter according to package directions and pour into a buttered pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until softened.
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat pudding mixture until well blended. Spread evenly over the cake. Sprinkle it with pineapple. Sprinkle with nuts and garnish with cherries. Chill and serve.
Jars of pineapple shortbread
Instead of using the oven, the slow cooker is used to prepare this deliciously unique yet mouth-watering dessert.
- 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup cold butter
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1-1/2 cup fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
- 1/2 cup heavy whipped cream
- 1 medium lime, thinly sliced, pineapple
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, whisk the egg and sour cream. Add to flour mixture and stir.
Pour the mixture into 6 greased half-liter jars. Place the jars in an oval slow cooker and add enough hot water to reach half the jars, about 5 cups. Cook, covered, on high power for 1 to 2 hours.
Meanwhile, for the filling, combine the pineapple, 2 tablespoons of sugar and the lime zest. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove jars from slow cooker and set aside to cool completely. In a large bowl, beat the cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining 1 tablespoon sugar; Beat until soft peaks form. Top the shortcakes with the pineapple mixture, whipped cream and, if desired, lime slices.