Pineapple Delight

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This Pineapple Delight recipe is really a very old dessert that has pleased many a kid, both the big ones and the small ones, over the years. So try this pineapple recipe any time you want it; it suits any season, and any occasion, so make it for mid-summer BBQs or celebrations of the winter solstice and any time in-between. This pineapple delight recipe is also quick and easy to make, and it includes some good ingredients, even if it is high (very high, truth be told) in fats (and the bad ones)! But sometimes you just have to set aside your nutrition counter, and allow your heart and soul to enjoy one for a change. That is exactly what you should do with this pineapple delight recipe.

This recipe is just a bit misleading in how it is written, so be sure to read the recipe over before you begin to bake this pineapple delight recipe. It appears to suggest that there are four layers to this dessert including the crust, filling, a pineapple layer and a final topping. However, the pineapple layer and topping are actually blended together as one layer that sits on top. If you wanted a fourth layer (why I do not know, but perhaps you enjoy even numbers) you could add a thin coating of plain sweetened whipped cream to the very top. Of course, that would an over the top addition to this already rich and luscious pineapple recipe.

This is a pretty simple dessert recipe to make. Its longest part is waiting for it to sufficiently chill (and for the flavors to come together and comingle well). Give it enough time to do so, and for the dessert to taste its very best as a result. This pineapple recipe begins with the standard graham crust, which is followed by a butter and sugar mixture that is some what cookie like and which you bake with the graham layer. This double layer must be well cooled before adding the next layer, which could easily melt everywhere if it is added too soon to the cake. That third layer is the blend of whipped cream and pineapple. This layer is made with real whipped cream, which is a decadent and delicious addition (do not use commercial whipped toppings; they are not nearly as good). For even extra decadence, add more! If you wish, you could add one final and thin layer of pure whipped cream (slightly sweetened with sugar, if you like) and a sprinkle of graham crumbs to garnish. The kids could do this part easily enough, and you know they will want more layers, rather than less. So now go and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts for: Pineapple Delight Dessert from Sugar Apron
Ingredients: Graham cracker crumbs, butter, confectioners' sugar, egg, vanilla, whipping cream.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 20 servings Per Serving: Calories 282, Calories from Fat 164, Total Fat 18.2g 28%, Saturated Fat 10.6g 53%, Cholesterol 63mg 21%, Sodium 220mg 9%, Potassium 32mg 1%, Carbohydrates 28.7g 10%, Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%, Sugars 19.8g, Protein 1.8g, Vitamin A 11%, Vitamin C 9%, Calcium 1%,Iron 4%

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