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Pineapple Crunch

 Pineapple Crunch
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."
9-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and pineapple until blended. Bring
  • to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
  • 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.
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.