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Pineapple Cheesecake Squares Recipe
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Pineapple Cheesecake Squares Recipe

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"EVERYONE seems to love this dessert, perhaps because it's not too sweet. A cousin gave me the recipe long time ago, much to the delight of my children, who always enjoyed it. It's light and delicious."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 234 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, drain pineapple, reserving the juice; set pineapple and juice aside. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour. Add egg; beat on low just until combined. Add pineapple juice. Gradually add milk and vanilla. Sprinkle pineapple over crust. Slowly pour filling over pineapple. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Cheesecake Squares in Reminisce Extra April 1995, p47

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

"Super light and very refreshing. Not the least bit heavy. Its on the creamy side and will not weigh your tummy down. I used cornstartch instead of the flour and I also reduced the milk by 1/4 cup. Filling was perfect not the least bit runny and the baking time was right on. I used extra pineapple and I also sprinkled the unbaked crust with some cinnamon as well.

Janie. Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"As the filling is very runny, I didn't think it would work but the result was a very light, tasty square that I would certainly make again. I did have to bake it for 1 hour, 18 minutes though. Excellent recipe for a light dessert for summer."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"I've made these several times and my family always enjoys the results. Even my father who never cared for cheesecake liked these squares. This recipe is a definite keeper."

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