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Tropical Crisp Recipe

Tropical Crisp Recipe

One bite of this sweet, juicy, crunchy crisp, and you just might hear the crash of the ocean and feel warm sand under your toes!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cubed
  • 4 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine pineapple and bananas. Sprinkle with brown sugar and flour; toss to coat. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a small bowl, mix the first five topping ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over pineapple mixture.
  • 3. Bake 30-35 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 188 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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lorstout User ID: 2537668 96170
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"I made this for a family gathering. Since I love coconut, I added a lot more coconut and it was a huge hit! I served it with vanilla ice cream at room temperature...not a bite was left!"

great grand ma User ID: 5799943 166127
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"[quote user="great grand ma"]

No! Being alone--I don't need a recipe for 9 or so many people! Would appreciate recipes for 1 or 2 people!

dminkus User ID: 6010427 96168
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"I added a little extra brown sugar and probably an extra 1 -2 tbsp of toasted coconut because of reviews that said it was bland. It was definitely sweet and delicious with a bit of tart from the pineapple. My husband only liked it with ice cream, I thought it was better without though. I would think using canned pineapple might not get it as soft. I will definitely make this again."

kimleigh User ID: 2253101 151804
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"My Mom made this the other day. I did not care for the bananas in it. Next time maybe put coconut and mandarin oranges in it."

administrator User ID: 1996148 170896
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"We loved this receipe. Tart on the first bite, but its great! The sweetness of the bananas helped to curb the tartness of the pineapple. This would be great for breakfast also."

kkcornett User ID: 971134 167910
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"My family did not care for this. Too bland."

davinda User ID: 4455659 128048
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"My family didn't like the bananas in it; gave it a bland taste. so next time I make it I will use peaches or mangos in."

bbarrera User ID: 6168546 167900
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"One of the best desserts I've ever had/made...will definitely be a staple in my household from now on. I topped it with one scoop of low fat frozen yogurt and it really brought it together!"

gigimarie User ID: 5854245 167894
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"If 9 servings are too many for you, just make half a recipe in a smaller baking dish. I increase and decrease recipes all the time, according to our needs, and everything always turns out great! I have not yet tried this crisp recipe but I plan to make it this weekend. It sounds delicious!"

pammow User ID: 3842722 68476
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"Could you substitute canned pineapple chunks?"

great grand ma User ID: 5799943 165407
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"No! Being alone--I don't need a recipe for 9 or so many people! Would appreciate recipes for 1 or 2 people!"

BarbraRenee User ID: 1066320 105480
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"I was quite pleasantly surprised to find this was outstanding! I added 1 tsp. coconut extract to the filling. This is one of the best crisps ever!"

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