There is something so wonderfully special about a pineapple dessert…even when it’s this easy! This comes together in 10 minutes using canned crushed pineapple and just a few pantry staples for the crust!
I first posted this recipe back in the early days of our blog. It was my first ‘viral’ recipe. Which basically meant a couple hundred people, who weren’t my Mom looked at it!
I used my recipe for Blueberry Pie Bars and just switched out a can of drained crushed pineapple for the bluebs. It was the only thing close to fruit I had in the kitchen, we were on a ‘sugar free’ thing. Whatever that was…one more diet disaster.
What makes these so fabulous, is the sour cream. It keeps the filling creamy without being overly sweet!
How to make Easy Pineapple Bars!
It’s such an easy recipe but the one thing you must remember is to remove one cup of the crust before baking! Set it aside for the crumbly topping. Here is a pic to help…I find I need a visual. I have messed this up toooooo many times by using all of it for the crust!
Pour the creamy pineapple mixture onto of the baked crust…top with the remaining crust that you set aside. Sooooo Easy!
This takes about 50 minutes to bake. I promise you this will become one of your favorite desserts ever!
I used a simple concoction of confectioners sugar, half and half and coconut extract for the drizzle. But in a pinch I have been known to just slightly melt canned frosting and drizzle it over the top! Cheater, cheater…yup.
There are tons of Add-In idea’s for this Pineapple Bar recipe!
- add 1/3 cup of sweetened shredded coconut to the pineapple mixture
- add 1/4 cup chopped pecans to the crust mixture
- sprinkle with additional coconut
- color it up with fresh blueberries or strawberries on the side
- dust with powdered sugar
Those are just a few! Have some fun with your dessert…play with your food!
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Easy to make Pineapple Bars! With just a few ingredients you can whip these bars up anytime! Serve with a little coconut drizzle and they will quickly become a family fave!
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup chilled butter, cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained just drain off excess, does not need to be dry
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream light or whole, not fat free
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 tablespoons half and half or milk
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick spray.
Add all ingredients to a bowl and combine until crumbly. (note: I toss it all in my Kitchen Aid mixer and combine).
REMOVE ONE CUP OF CRUST MIXTURE AND SET ASIDE. Pour remaining mixture into bottom of baking dish and gently press until even.
Bake for 10 minutes on center rack of oven. In mean time make your filling.
In medium bowl, gently combine all filling ingredients until flour is incorporated fully.
Pour into warm crust and TOP WITH REMAINING CRUMB MIXTURE.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until center is firm to touch and edges are slightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Combine all coconut drizzle ingredients until smooth and drizzle onto cooled bars.