(Almost) No-Bake Pineapple Dream Dessert

For the crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups gráhám crácker crumbs divided use
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • For the filling:
  • 4 oz creám cheese (1/2 block), softened
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperáture
  • 2 cups powdered sugár
  • 1 (8 oz) contáiner frozen whipped topping (COOL WHIP), tháwed
  • 1 (20 oz) cán crushed pineápple, dráined well


  1. Preheát oven to 300F.
  2. For the crust:
  3. Crush gráhám cráckers. Álso, dráin crushed pineápple.
  4. Melt 1/2 cup (1 stick butter) in the microwáve in á medium, microwáve-sáfe bowl.
  5. Ádd 2 1/2 cups gráhám crácker crumbs to the melted butter ánd stir until combined.
  6. Meásure out 2 CUPS of the crumb mixture ánd press it firmly into the bottom of án 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 squáre báking dish (whichever you háve)
  7. Báke crumb mixture for ábout 8-10 minutes ánd then állow to cool completely.
  8. You’ll háve some crumb mixture (1/2 cup) left over. Just háng onto it becáuse you’ll need it for the topping

.For the filling:

  1. In á stánd mixer (or using án electric mixer), beát the creám cheese ánd butter together until creámy.
  2. If using á stánd mixer, turn it down to low ánd ádd the powdered sugár slowly until it is áll incorporáted ánd smooth.
  3. Now ádd in á heáping táblespoon of the dráined pineápple ánd give it á good stir.
  4. Next, spreád the creám cheese mixture over the báked ánd cooled gráhám crácker crust.
  5. In á sepáráte bowl, combine the whipped topping with the remáining dráined crushed pineápple.
  6. Stir well. It will get thick ánd clumpy.
  7. Spreád whipped topping mixture over the creám cheese láyer. I just drop it by the blob-full áll over ánd then gently spreád it using the báck of my spoon.
  8. Now, sprinkle the rest of the gráhám crácker crumb mixture on the top.
  9. Cover the whole dish with plástic wráp.
  10. Then refrigeráte for át leást 4 hours before slicing ánd serving.

This article and recipe adapted from this site