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Pineapple Crunch Recipe
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Pineapple Crunch Recipe

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Betty Wiersma's crunchy pineapple dessert offers quick refreshment. "This recipe was given to me years ago by a co-worker," explains the Sherwood Park, Alberta cook. "Every time I take it somewhere, it's a favorite."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:9-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9-12 servings


  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 173 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 236 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine cornflake crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into a greased 9-in.-square baking dish. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and pineapple until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
  3. In a bowl, beat ice cream and pudding mix on low speed 2 minutes or until blended and thickened. Spoon over crust. Top with pineapple mixture. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 9-12 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Crunch in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p49

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"This is super easy, quick and tastes great. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"this is so yummy! took it to a

potluck whereit was a hit !have
made a couple of times !"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2008

"This recipe was very good..Rich, with a bit of a tang..I used Curves for the crust..(Honey coated corn flakes). Very good and easy to make."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2008

"This is one of the easiest and most delightful desserts i have tasted lately. you can whip it up in no time. Everyone requests this recipe after they have tried it. thanks Betty W. and taste of home!!!! Elisa Carlin"

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