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Creamy Pinapple-Pecan Dessert Squares Recipe

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This recipe for Creamy Pinapple-Pecan Dessert Squares, by , is from Underwood Family Favorite Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Louise DeSare
Added: Tuesday, October 28, 2008


March 2, 2007

3/4 Cup Boiling Water
1 Package (0.3 oz.) Lemon Flavored, Sugar Free Gelatin
1 Cup unsweetened Pineapple Juice
1 1/2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/2 Cup Sugar, Divided
1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut
1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans
3 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine, Melted
1 Package ( 8 oz) Fat-Free Cream Cheese
1 Container (8 oz) Fat-Free Sour Cream
1 Can (8 oz.) Crushed Pineapple, undrained

In a large bowl, pour boiling water over gelatin; stir about 2 minutes or until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in pineapple juice. Chill 30 minutes or until mixture is syrupy and just beginning to thicken.

Meanwhile, in a 13 X 9 inch glass baking dish, toss cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, coconut, pecans and melted butter until well mixed. Reserve 1/2 cut crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of dish. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and 1/4 cup sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; set aside.

Beat gelatin mixture with electric mixer on low speed until foamy; beat on high speed until light and fluffy (mixture will look like beaten egg whites). Beat in cream cheese mixture just until mixed. Gently stir in pineapple (with liquid).

Pour into curst-lined dish; smooth top. sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup crumb mixture over top.

Refrigerate about 4 hours or until set. Cut into 6 rows by 3 rows. Makes 18 servings (120 calories per serving) (Betty Crocker, Win at Weight Loss Cookbook)

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Very yummy, had it at Diane's when she and Bob still lived in Queensbury!




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