Pineapple Dream Dessert
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Perfect Potluck dessert made with Cream Cheese, Cool Whip, crushed pineapple and a homemade graham cracker crust. A classic favorite, for sure!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9-12
  • Homemade Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 12 regular sized graham crackers, crushed into crumbs (approx 2½ cup graham cracker crumbs)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Cream Cheese Pineapple Filling:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (20 ounce) can of crushed pineapple, drained really well
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub of Cool Whip
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the crust: Combine the crushed graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar and melted butter. (I do this in a large ziploc bag since that is usually how I crush my graham crackers and it keeps me from getting another bowl dirty.)
  3. Mix the ingredients together until well combined. Pour all but ½ cup of the prepared crumbs into a 8x8 glass baking dish and press down evenly to cove the bottom of the dish. Set the extra ½ cup of prepared crumbs aside.
  4. Bake crust in the 350 degree oven for 7 minutes. Let cool completely.
  5. For the filling: With a hand mixer or in your stand mixer, beat the softened butter and cream cheese together until smooth, add the powdered sugar and beat until well combined.
  6. Add the well drained crushed pineapple and Cool Whip. Beat until combined.
  7. Spread filling mixture evenly over the cooled graham cracker crust. Sprinkle the ½ cup of reserved graham cracker mixture over the top of the filling. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours before serving.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at