Homemade Pineapple Squares

Indulge your taste buds in a burst of tropical goodness with these Homemade Pineapple Squares. This easy-to-make dessert features a buttery crust, a luscious pineapple filling, and a cloud of whipped cream, creating a delightful treat that captures the essence of a sunny paradise. Let each bite transport you to the sweet and tangy flavors of the tropics.


For the Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt

For the Pineapple Filling:

  • 2 cups crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup whipped cream or whipped topping
  • Optional: Toasted coconut flakes for garnish


Step 1: Prepare the Crust

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a square baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, softened butter, powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Mix until the ingredients form a crumbly dough.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake the crust for about 15 minutes or until it turns lightly golden. Allow it to cool while preparing the filling.

Step 2: Make the Pineapple Filling

  1. In a saucepan, combine the crushed pineapple (make sure it’s well-drained), granulated sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let the pineapple filling cool slightly.

Step 3: Assemble the Pineapple Squares

  1. Spread the pineapple filling evenly over the cooled crust.
  2. Place the dish in the refrigerator to chill and set for at least 2 hours.

Step 4: Add the Topping

  1. Once the pineapple filling has set, spread a layer of whipped cream or whipped topping over the top.
  2. Optionally, sprinkle toasted coconut flakes for an extra layer of flavor and texture.

Step 5: Slice and Serve

  1. Use a sharp knife to cut the chilled Pineapple Squares into squares.
  2. Serve and savor the tropical delight!


  • Ensure the crushed pineapple is well-drained to prevent excess moisture in the filling.
  • Feel free to experiment with different toppings such as chopped nuts or a drizzle of chocolate.
  • For a refreshing twist, add a touch of fresh mint as a garnish.
  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for a cool and delightful treat later.

These Homemade Pineapple Squares are a taste of paradise, bringing the sunny vibes of the tropics to your dessert table. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, these squares are perfect for gatherings, potlucks, or as a sweet ending to any meal.

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