Tropical Pie Recipe
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Tropical Pie Recipe

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“I created this fruity, spur-of-the-moment recipe when we needed a light dessert to serve company on a very hot day—and I didn’t want to heat up the kitchen. Everything was in the fridge or pantry, and it took no time to prepare!” Audrey Arno, Tuttle, Oklahoma.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping, divided
  • 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • 4 maraschino cherries, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 240 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar substitute and 1 tablespoon reserved juice until smooth. Add bananas to remaining reserved juice. Fold 1/4 cup whipped topping into cream cheese mixture.
  2. Drain bananas; arrange half of the slices in the crust. Carefully spread with cream cheese mixture. Layer with pineapple and remaining bananas and whipped topping. Garnish with cherries and walnuts. Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Pie in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009, p21

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wunsagin 243529
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"I usually make this pie once a month. I use the sweetener but not low-fat versions of the other ingredients, just a personal preference."

jetlears 168859
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"The best compliment about this pie is there was nothing left!"

marcoates 156288
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"Sounds wonderful. Also tip from rd11857 sounds really good also. will try both ways. Thanks"

rd11857 153778
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"I have made this pie three times now and Everyone loved it. The last time I used a chocolate crust and added a layer of strawberries with the bananas. It tasted like a banana split. Very refreshing during the hot weather."

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