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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."
  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 173 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Jul 31, 2011

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

  • msdaisey
    Apr 9, 2009

    this is so yummy! took it to apotluck whereit was a hit !havemade a couple of times !

  • Linda LK
    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.

  • yardsaler7
    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