Pineapple Dream Dessert (No-Bake )

Pineapple Dream Dessert Recipe

As an enthusiastic home cook and food blogger, I take great pleasure in sharing my favorite recipes with those closest to me. One such recipe, the Pineapple Dream Dessert, stands out for its unique taste and simplicity. This dessert isn’t just a hit for its flavor; it’s a recipe that’s become a staple at family gatherings and friendly get-togethers.

This Pineapple Dream Dessert encapsulates the essence of what I love about cooking: bringing together simple, quality ingredients to create something unexpectedly delightful. The combination of tangy pineapple with creamy, smooth textures makes it a favorite among my guests. Every time I serve it, it’s not just about the taste, but also about the easy, fuss-free experience of making something that everyone can enjoy.

How to prepare Pineapple Dream Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 1 8-oz package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 1 8-oz tub whipped topping (like Cool Whip)

Crust:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 20 graham crackers (crushed)

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup diced pineapple (drained)

Directions:

  1. Start by preparing the cream cheese base. In a medium mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the softened cream cheese until it’s slightly fluffy.
  2. Gradually mix in the powdered sugar until well combined, ensuring a smooth and even consistency.
  3. Add the whipped topping to the cream cheese mixture. Continue to beat the mixture until it becomes light and fluffy.
  4. With a spatula, gently fold the crushed pineapple into the cream cheese mixture, then set this aside.
  5. For the crust, in a separate small bowl, mix together the crushed graham crackers, granulated sugar, and melted butter until the mixture is uniform.
  6. Press this crust mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9×9 inch baking dish, creating an even layer.
  7. Next, spoon the cream cheese and pineapple filling over the crust. Smooth it out with a spatula to ensure an even distribution.
  8. For the topping, sprinkle shredded coconut and diced pineapple over the filling.
  9. Place the dessert in the refrigerator and let it set for at least 2 hours, or until it becomes firm.

Frequent Asked Questions:

What is Pineapple Dream Made Of?

The Pineapple Dream Dessert is a delightful, no-bake treat that combines the tanginess of pineapple with the creamy richness of cream cheese and whipped topping. Key ingredients include softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, crushed and diced pineapple, whipped topping like Cool Whip, granulated sugar, melted butter, crushed graham crackers, and shredded coconut. This dessert is characterized by its light, fluffy texture and tropical flavor, making it a perfect summer dish.

What Goes Well With Pineapple?

Pineapple pairs beautifully with a variety of ingredients. In desserts, it complements dairy products like cream cheese and whipped cream, as seen in the Pineapple Dream Dessert. It also works well with other fruits like coconut, mango, and banana. For savory dishes, pineapple can be combined with meats such as pork or chicken, and is excellent in stir-fries or grilled dishes. Its natural acidity and sweetness bring a refreshing balance to rich or spicy flavors.

What Should You Not Mix Pineapple With?

While pineapple is versatile, it’s advised not to mix it with dairy products like milk or yogurt immediately after cutting, as the enzymes in fresh pineapple can curdle dairy. However, in recipes like the Pineapple Dream Dessert, where pineapple is combined with dairy ingredients like cream cheese and whipped topping, this is not a concern since the pineapple is well-drained and not in its raw, enzyme-rich state.

What Not to Take with Pineapple?

When consuming pineapple, it’s advisable to avoid taking certain medications immediately as pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that can interfere with medications including antibiotics and blood thinners. It’s best to consult with a healthcare professional if you’re on medication and wish to consume pineapple regularly.

Why Should You Not Eat Pineapple After a Meal?

Eating pineapple immediately after a meal is not recommended for some individuals as its high acidity and bromelain content can cause discomfort, especially in those with sensitive stomachs or digestive issues. Bromelain can also interfere with digestion if consumed in large amounts immediately after eating. It’s often better to consume pineapple between meals as a snack.

Why Does My Stomach Hurt After Eating Pineapple?

Stomach pain after eating pineapple is typically due to its acidity and the presence of bromelain. This enzyme can irritate the lining of the stomach or cause an allergic reaction in some people. If you experience persistent discomfort after eating pineapple, it’s advisable to limit its consumption and consult a healthcare provider.

What 2 Foods Should Not Be Eaten Together?

While there are no strict rules about food combinations, certain pairings are generally advised against for health reasons. For example, eating high-protein foods with high-starch foods (like steak and potatoes) can be hard on digestion. Another example is combining acidic fruits like pineapple or citrus with dairy, as the acid can curdle the dairy product. However, in cooked or processed forms, these combinations are often less of an issue.

Why We Should Not Drink Water After Eating Pineapple?

Drinking water immediately after eating pineapple is often discouraged as it can dilute the stomach’s natural acids and enzymes, potentially affecting digestion. Pineapple’s high acidity can also interact with water, leading to discomfort or bloating for some individuals. It’s generally recommended to wait a bit after eating acidic fruits like pineapple before drinking water.

Pineapple Dream Dessert Recipe

No-Bake Pineapple Dream Dessert

Savor the flavors of summer with our Pineapple Dream Dessert, featuring a creamy, pineapple-infused filling and a buttery graham cracker base
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigirate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 8- oz package cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple drained
  • 1 8- oz tub whipped topping like Cool Whip

Crust

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 20 graham crackers crushed

Topping

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup diced pineapple drained

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese with an electric mixer until slightly fluffy
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, and mix until well combined
  • Mix in the whipped topping, and beat until fluffy
  • With a spatula, fold in the crushed pineapple, then set aside
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the crushed graham crackers, granulated sugar and melted butter until well combined, then, pat mixture into a 9 X 9 baking dish
  • Spoon the filling over the crust, and smooth with spatula until even
  • Top with shredded coconut and diced pineapple, and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Keyword dessert, pineapple
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