Light and Fluffy Pineapple Dessert Recipe

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January 26, 2017

Cut piece of pineapple dessertWhen you taste this fluffy dessert, you will be amazed at the delightful flavor. It looks so rich, but is light and easy for after a dinner. It contains jello, whipped cream cheese, Cool Whip and pineapple. You will love how it looks and tastes.



  • 2 cups fine crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 boxes Jello Brand - Island Pineapple Jello
  • 1 large can (20 ozs) Crushed pineapple, drained very, very well, squeeze out the water
  • 2 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 - 16 oz. container Cool Whip
  • 1 can of pineapple rings (for garnish)
  • 1 small jar maraschino cherries, drained well(for garnish)


  1. Spray oil in a 13 x 9 in. glass baking dish first.
  2. spray oil in glass pan
  3. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter together in the pan. Then spread throughout the pan until you have a nice even bottom crust.
  4. bottom crust in glass pan
  5. In a bowl pour your 2 packages of Jello. Add the boiling water and stir well until jello is completely dissolved. Drain and squeeze out juice from pineapple. Add pineapple juice to Jello mix.
  6. jello and water in bowl

  7. Let jello mixture cool in freezer about 45 minutes.
  8. Soften cream cheese, and cream the cheese with an electric mixer.
  9. creaming cream cheese
  10. When the time is up, take the Jello out of the freezer. Add the Jello to the cream cheese, also add the drained out crushed pineapple. Using the mixer, whip it for just 30 seconds and return it to the freezer for 1 hour.
  11. mixing jello and cream cheese
  12. After 1 hour, it will not be completely set. Beat this until it is fluffy or smooth. Pour this mix over the crust and place back into the freezer for about 1 hour.
  13. blended jello and cream cheese in pan

  14. Remove the Cool Whip from the refrigerator. Remove the dish from the freezer. And spread a thick layer of Cool Whip over the layer of Jello and cream cheese mixture. Using all the Cool Whip.
  15. cool whip added to top of pan
  16. Refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.
  17. Then garnish with rings of pineapple, placing a cherry in the middle of each ring. This cuts easily into large squares. Delicious and lovely looking!
  18. Pineapple with cherries on top of pan.
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January 29, 20170 found this helpful

What happens to the crushed pineapple after the juice is drained? In the instructions, I didn't see where it was used.

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January 30, 20170 found this helpful

So very sorry, I don't know why Thrifty Fun didn't catch this error!
Step #6...When adding jello to creamed cream cheese also add the drained out crushed pineapple! All gets beat together and then put in the freezer again.


Thank you so very much for catching my mistake. I hope when you make it, you will come back and let me know how much you loved it!!! Enjoy! :)

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January 31, 20170 found this helpful

We have fixed the original recipe to show the extra step. It's hard for us to notice missing ingredients sometimes so it is great if a careful reader can let us know if something seems off.

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January 31, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you Jess for fixing the problem~!

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