This Easter Dessert  ( my Grandma’s Old Fashioned Pineapple Slice) has been a part of our Easter for as long as I can remember now. The graham cracker base topped with a fluffy pineapple filling is light, decadent and completely perfect for spring!

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This is another one of my grandma’s recipes, and one of my favorites. Oh, fine, they are all my favorites. It’s a given. This Pineapple slice is a light, airy, just sweet enough dessert that now has taken top place in my husbands heart over the old one, cherry cha-cha, another family classic.

She used to put 2 raw eggs in the middle layer, not something I recommend for a family-with-young-kids recipe, but I am sure, nay, positive I ate this as a child and well, obviously never croaked, but never got sick either. I wasn’t willing to risk it on my kids, because it depended on my own talent at keeping the mixture cool and refrigerated, as well as trusting that the eggs were properly handled before they reached the supermarket. You can buy pasteurized eggs, and perhaps those would be best in this.

Either way, if you’re looking for a great dessert for Easter or just for one of the best pineapple slice recipes you can find, you’ve got it!

Easter Dessert : Pineapple Slice

This Easter dessert recipe is perfect for Easter, it can be prepared and then is actually best when it’s forgotten! Don’t forget to check out my Ten Amazing Breakfasts to Make Easter Morning as well!

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Happy baking!




Our family's favourite choice for Easter dessert, an easy and delicious Pineapple slice! The graham cracker crust & fluffy pineapple filling is perfection! #easter #pineapple

5 from 2 votes
Easter Dessert : Pineapple Slice
Prep Time
5 hrs 25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

Our family's favourite choice for Easter dessert, an easy and delicious Pineapple slice! The graham cracker crust and a fluffy pineapple filling is perfection!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter dessert
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 499 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 2 1/2 cups graham crumbs better if you make them yourself
  • 1/2 cup of margarine
Middle layer
  • 2 cups of icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup of margarine
  • 1/2 cup of cream cheese or 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of whipped cream
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple drained thoroughly 20 ounces
  1. Melt the margarine and combine the first ingredients for the crust. I crushed the wafers myself and it made such a lovely, chunky, solid crust! Press 2/3 of the mixture firmly into an 8x8 (or a 9x9) pan and bake at 300 for 8-10 minutes.
  2. When the crust is cooling, whip up the cream cheese (or eggs) icing sugar and margarine.
  3. When the crust is completely cooled, spread the mixture on top.
  4. Time for the topping! Whip up the cream until, well, it's whipped cream. Fold in the very well drained pineapple.
  5. Put the topping on, then sprinkle the rest of the graham crumb mixture on top. Refrigerate overnight for best results, or at least 4 hours if it's for the same day.

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Nutrition Facts
Easter Dessert : Pineapple Slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 487mg 20%
Potassium 88mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Sugars 36g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 25.1%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Lori Spaidal Reply

    This is one of my favorite desserts! I’ve been making it and eating it for over 40 years. I found the recipe in one of my mom’s cookbooks.

  2. Linda Steiger Reply

    My mom made this with eggs and icing sugar. It was yummy but that layer very sweet! I prefer maki ng it with cream cheese So Not So Sweet. She Drained The Pineapple As The Middle Layer Then Whipped Cream On top.

  3. BettyCroft Reply

    So glad i found this, my mom used to make this when I was a kid.  I have her recipes, but the raw egg in this one concerned me.  Never thought to sub cream cheese.  Going to have to try it,  I think maybe today.

  4. Judi Pence Reply

    I remember this recipe from my childhood, too . . . but can’t recall if the pineapple was crushed, chucks or rings . . . please share. Thank you for posting it – brings back so many fabulous memories.

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