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Pineapple Cheesecake

 Pineapple Cheesecake
"A co-worker shared the recipe for this easy elegant dessert years ago, and our family has enjoyed it many times since," relates Phoebe Carre of Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Can't find ladyfingers at your grocery store? Make your own using the recipe on page 43.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers (about 48)
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir
  • in pineapple. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Place ladyfingers around the sides and on the bottom of a greased
  • 9-in. springform pan. Pour filling into pan. Cover and refrigerate
  • for 8 hours or overnight. Carefully remove sides of pan. Top with
  • strawberries. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 255 calories, 13 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.