Easter Dessert : Pineapple Slice

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!

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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!

blue plate with Easter Dessert - Pineapple Slice on a marble background with a spoon and some slices of pineapples
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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!

close up Pineapple Slice topped with whipped cream and sprinkles of graham crumbs

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

Easter Dessert : Pineapple Slice

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!
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time
5 hours 25 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
8 servings
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


  • 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.
  • When the crust is cooling, whip up the cream cheese (or eggs) icing sugar and margarine.
  • When the crust is completely cooled, spread the mixture on top.
  • Time for the topping! Whip up the cream until, well, it's whipped cream. Fold in the very well drained pineapple.
  • 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 Information

Calories: 499kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 487mg, Potassium: 88mg, Sugar: 36g, Vitamin A: 1255IU, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1.1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Sharon Erickson says

    I also grew up on this recipe except my mom did NOT use graham wafer crumbs – she used DAD’S Oatmeal cookies crushed for the base as you make it here and used them sprinkled on top! Other mom’s used graham wafer crumbs but my friends liked ours better with the Dad’s cookies. Try – you will not be disappointed!

  2. gail kirschner says

    was wondering how I could make this more diabetic friendly, like using half icing sugar then as wondering if I could substitute something else for the rest.

  3. Earlyne says

    Hi I saved the pineapple square delicious recipe that sounds exactly like my mom’s recipe but I don’t see the icon ‘saved recipes’. Where do I find it? Thanks! Enjoy your recipes very much.

  4. Christa says

    Do we use the canned crushed pineapple in its own juice or the heavy syrup canned kind?

  5. BakersDi says

    Nice ! Going to try this recipe except with strawberries instead since I am not a fan of pineapple.

  6. Linda says

    Thank you so much for the recipe! I have fond memories of this dessert from when I was a child. I’m going to make some today!
    This seems to have the ingredients my mother used.

    • Jill says

      I was going to make it with the cool whip. And use a tub of it.

  7. Lori Spaidal says

    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.5 stars

  8. Linda Steiger says

    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.5 stars

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      Yes, you can! It was originally made with margarine!

  9. BettyCroft says

    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.

  10. redhat3819 says

    What is better to use.   Cream Cheese or the Eggs?

  11. Judi Pence says

    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.

    • goody says

      it was mentioned in the recipe, crushed pineapple 🙂

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