Pineapple Delight

March 26, 2024 - Country Cooking

This Pineapple Delight dessert has a graham cracker bottom topped with a creamy, dreamy pineapple filling. This summer dessert is super easy to make for a crowd and tastes so light and refreshing.

There’s nothing like a cool and creamy dessert straight from the refrigerator on a hot summer day. This Pineapple Delight is loaded with little bits of pineapple making it the perfect summery dessert.

What I most love about this dessert is that thick graham cracker crust. It tastes so good.

The filling for this Pineapple Delight is made from butter, eggs, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. It needs to get baked briefly.

On top is a thick and luscious layer of crushed pineapple mixed with Cool Whip.

Ingredient Needed

Graham Cracker Crumbs– you can either use store-bought graham cracker crumbs or make them in a food processor or by placing them in a lagre ziptop bag and crushing them until finely crushed.

Butter– I use salted butter. If using unsalted butter, you may want to add a pinch of salt.

Eggs– help set the filling up.

Vanilla Extract

Powdered Sugar

Crushed Pineapple in Juice

Cool Whip– or equivalent amount of fresh whipped cream.

Make Ahead Dessert

This easy pineapple dessert is best made in advance so it has time to chill and set up. Make it at least 4 hours in advance for best results.

Recipe Tip

Be sure you drain the pineapple well. Place it in a fine-mesh strainer and press on it some to get rid of the excess liquid.

How To Store

Wrapped well and leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days.

More Pineapple Desserts

Easy Pineapple Fluff Pie

Pineapple Pretzel Salad

Pineapple 7-Up Cake

Pineapple Sheet Cake

Pineapple Coconut Macadamia Pie

Slow Cooker Pineapple Upsdide Down Cake


Pineapple Delight

Pineapple Delight is a cool and creamy dessert with a graham cracker crust. It’s a great tropical treat for the warm weather months and perfect for when you need a make-ahead dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pineapple, summer
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes minutes
Total Time 35 minutes minutes
Servings 12
Calories 356kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs1/2 cup butter, melted1/2 cup butter, softened2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups powdered sugar1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping, or 2 to 3 cups homemade whipped cream


Grease an 8×8-inch pan and preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a medium bowl. Stir well.
Transfer to prepared pan and press down on crumbs to compact them well.
Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
Use an electric mixer to mix softened butter, eggs, vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Spread mixture on top of graham cracker crust. 
Bake 15 minutes. Let cool.
Stir together whipped topping and drained crushed pineapple. Spread on top of filling. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Be sure to drain the pineapple well. Place it in a fine-meshed strainer and press on it a little with the back of a spoon.

Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used. Not to be used for specific dietary needs.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 569IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

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Originally posted June 27, 2017.

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