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24 Best Pineapple Desserts

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Homemade Pineapple Cheesecake

Satisfy your tropical craving with these quick and easy pineapple desserts!

Looking for something else other than chocolate to sweeten your day? I feel you.

I’m a certified chocoholic myself, but sometimes, it’s nice to branch out and explore other desserts.

That’s why today, I’m giving the spotlight to the king of summer fruits: pineapple! Sweet, tangy, and bright, it’s the perfect ingredient for refreshing treats.

Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet breakfast, a decadent dessert, or a midnight snack, this roundup has you covered.

I know you’re excited, so let’s get right to it. Here are the 24 best pineapple desserts to get your tastebuds tingling. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

1. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Let’s kick things off with a pineapple upside-down cake that everyone will flip for. Moist and buttery cake topped with pineapples and cherries and glazed with caramelized brown sugar?

There is no way anyone can resist this cake. 

Best of all, it’s so easy to make. You’ll use a cake mix for this recipe, so there’s no baking expertise needed.

Don’t worry, this cake is so good, no one will know it came from a box. The cake base may be basic, but the pineapples, cherries, and brown sugar glaze take it over the top.

2. Pineapple Carrot Cake

Pineapples and carrots together in one cake? It may seem unlikely, but this tandem absolutely works.

Together, they make the cake ridiculously moist and packed with flavor. The cream cheese frosting ties the cake together into one mind-blowing treat.

It’s a cinch to make, to boot! All it takes are basic ingredients and a few minutes of prep time. It comes together in just one bowl, too.

Scrumptious, newbie-friendly, and easy to clean, this dessert is a dream!

3. Pineapple Coconut Popsicles 

Looking for a refreshing treat to cool you down on a hot summer day? These popsicles are the answer.

They combine the tropical goodness of pineapple and coconut. If you like pina coladas, you will love this treat. But don’t worry, you can leave out the rum, so it’s kid-friendly. 

The best part? These popsicles only require 5 minutes of hands-on prep. The most difficult part is waiting for them to freeze. They’re definitely worth the wait, though!

4. Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia salad is a heavenly dessert no one can resist. 

Pineapples, mandarin oranges, Maraschino cherries, and marshmallows coated in sweet and fluffy whipped cream. No wonder it’s called food for the gods. 

To call this dessert a salad is a bit of a stretch. But it has fruit in it, so there’s that! Salad or no salad, one thing’s for sure: it’s 100% divine. 

With just 6 ingredients and 6 minutes of prep time, this Ambrosia salad is the easiest way to get to dessert paradise. 

5. Pineapple Cupcakes

Cupcakes that call for only three ingredients? Sign me up!

These cupcakes are incredibly light, moist, and loaded with pineapple goodness. And yes, they only need 3 ingredients to make: yellow cake mix, crushed pineapples, and Cool Whip.

They’re so easy, you can make them whenever a craving strikes.

These cupcakes are light, airy, and absolutely amazing. 

6. Pineapple Delight 

Looking for an easy treat to impress your friends with? The search is over. This pineapple delight is all you need.

Graham cracker crust with custard and a sweet pineapple topping? Pineapple delight, indeed!

This dessert may seem so simple, but it sure hits the spot. The crust is ridiculously buttery; the filling is super creamy, and the topping is a refreshing tropical dream. 

Serve this at your next summer party, and it will be a sure-fire hit!

7. Easy Pineapple Dessert 

This pineapple dessert is so drool-worthy, it deserves a standing ovation. Oh, and it only needs three ingredients to make!

All it takes is instant pudding mix, crushed pineapple, and whipped topping. That’s it! 

But just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s dull. This recipe proves that minimal ingredients can equate to maximum flavor.

The pudding absorbs the juices from the pineapple, giving it that wonderful tropical flavor. The whipped topping is a light and fluffy bonus. Plus, it makes the dessert look so pretty!

8. Pineapple Coconut Bars

Pineapple and coconut are the stars of these decadent bars. 

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from this dessert: a buttery shortbread crust, followed by an ooey-gooey pineapple and coconut filling, and topped with crisp coconut shreds.

It’s dynamite flavors and textures all in one bite! 

These bars have the perfect balance of sweet and tart, smooth and crunchy. It’s like having your favorite tropical drink, but in bar form.

9. Pineapple Cheesecake 

Looking for a new way to elevate your cheesecake? Easy: infuse it with pineapples.

Graham cracker crust with a cream cheese and pineapple filling topped with even more crushed graham crackers. This cheesecake is love at first bite.

The combination of sweet and tangy pineapples and cream cheese is a match made in heaven.

The contrast of smooth and velvety filling with the tender crust and crunchy topping is absolutely divine. 

It’s a no-bake recipe, to boot! This recipe is pure perfection. 

10. Grilled Ice Cream 

Grilled pineapples in ice cream? Talk about refreshing!

Regular pineapple ice cream already sounds so enticing, but we’re taking things up a notch by grilling the pineapples.

The process turns the pineapple even sweeter and more flavorful! Sure, it’s an added step, but the result is worth the effort.

The ice cream is wonderfully smooth and creamy, sweet, and bright! One lick will whisk you away to a tropical paradise.

Here’s a tip: freeze the pineapples post-grilling before making the ice cream. This will help the ice cream chill faster and more evenly.

11. Easy Pina Colada Pie

OMG. This sweet treat is exactly like a pina colada but in pie form! 

The crust is made with graham crackers and toasted coconut. That alone already sounds epic!

Next up is a layer of pineapple rum curd, followed by a coconut rum cream.

If you want the kids to join in on the fun, you can leave out the rum. But if it’s just the adults, you can go to town on the alcohol.

Tying the pie together is a rum-infused whipped cream and even more toasted coconut. My my. It’s tropical madness!

12. Easy Pineapple Bundt Cake 

This bundt cake is unbelievably moist and full of pineapple flavor. And making it is a piece of cake.

Thanks to the ever-so-trusty yellow cake mix, this dessert comes together in a jiff! Just pour some pineapple juice into that batter, bake it in a bundt pan, and boom, you’re done!

It’s so good, no one will think it came from a box.

Serve this beauty with whipped cream and berries and it will taste perfectly homemade. Just be sure to hide the box when your friends come over!

13. Pineapple Upside Down Donuts 

These pineapple upside-down donuts are sweet, sticky, and downright delicious!

Tender and pillowy donuts are topped with a pineapple ring and a brown sugar glaze. The diet starts tomorrow.

What makes them even better is that they come together in just 20 minutes. You definitely can’t say that about other donuts.

As a donut-lover who’s no expert in baking, this recipe is a keeper.

14. Pineapple Oatmeal Cookies

Pineapple and oatmeal? The idea didn’t sit well with me initially. But then I tried these cookies, and now I’m a believer.

Oatmeal cookies may not be the most popular thing in the cookie world, but adding pineapples is a complete game-changer. 

This little-heard tandem makes incredibly moist cookies with a tropical twist. The combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, oats, and pineapple is out-of-this-world fantastic.

15. Pineapple Bread Pudding 

Soft and tender pudding packed with pineapple chunks and baked to golden perfection. Mmm! This pineapple bread pudding is a quick and easy dessert.

This pudding is super moist with just the right amount of sweetness. Since it’s not too sugary, you can also serve it for breakfast or brunch! 

One casserole can also feed a crowd, making it an ideal party treat. Best of all, it’s ridiculously easy to make! It’s so simple that even the kids can help. 

16. Punch Bowl Cake 

It’s no-bake, requires just 5 ingredients, and comes together in under half an hour. This punch bowl cake is every busy mom’s best friend.

Moist cake, whipped cream, strawberries, and pineapples. Why, it’s summer in a (punch) bowl!

You’ll enlisting the help of a store-bought cake here, which makes things so much easier. 

You can layer the ingredients to make a trifle, but to prevent it from being soggy, you’re better off mixing all of them together. It’s a time saver!

17. Pineapple Pudding

Give your tropical dessert an Indian flair. This pudding is loaded with pineapples, sweetened with condensed milk, and made thick with china grass or agar.

Rich, creamy, and just the right amount of sweetness. This pudding is light, airy, and refreshing. It’s the kind of dessert you can’t just have one serving of!

It’s a cinch to make, to boot, making it an excellent party treat. The less time you spend in the kitchen, the more time you have for entertaining guests.

18. Pineapple Angel Food Cake

This pineapple angel food cake is sinfully divine.

It’s light, airy, and ridiculously delicious. But that’s not even the best part. 

This stunning cake only requires two ingredients. Yup… you read that right! Two ingredients: angel food cake mix and crushed pineapple.

Just add some water, pop it in the oven, and voila, you’re done! 

And the result? Oh my goodness, so heavenly. It’s perfect as is, but you can also top it with whipped cream for more pizazz.

19. Pineapple Candy 

Show your friends how much you love them with this easy pineapple candy.

It’s also known as candied or crystallized pineapple. Whatever you want to call it, one thing’s for sure: it’s phenomenal.

It’s such a breeze to make! It’s basically pineapple chunks coated in sugar syrup. Sure, it takes days to crystalize, but there really is no effort required other than waiting.

Make a huge batch, and you’ll have the perfect homemade Christmas gift. 

20. Grilled Pineapple 

Grilled pineapple: it’s quick and easy, but its flavors will knock your socks off. It’s the perfect dessert for your next barbecue!

You can eat this juicy treat as is or drizzle it with honey. Better yet, pair it with vanilla ice cream for a cold and refreshing dessert.

21. Strawberry Pineapple Kebabs

Speaking of barbecues, here’s another excellent dessert for you: strawberry pineapple kebabs.

Strawberries and pineapples on a stick already sound amazing. But you know what takes them over the top?

Infusing them with bourbon and grilling them to perfection. One bite of this sweet and tart treat will give you summer bliss.

22. Pina Colada Quick Bread 

Pina colada in bread form? I’ll have 3 slices, please!

Crushed pineapple and toasted coconut lend flavor to this moist and tender quick bread, giving it that refreshing pina colada vibe. 

And since it’s a quick bread, there’s no need for yeast and kneading and rolling.

Baking powder and baking soda are more than capable of giving bread that nice lift. Yes to easy-peasy recipes!

23. Southern Pineapple Casserole 

This next dessert combines Southern and tropical flavors to make one show-stopping casserole.

It’s sweet, cheesy, and drool-worthy. The combination of cheese, pineapple, and butter is just to die for. The crumb topping is so buttery, it’s impossible to say no to.

It’s a cinch to make and serves a crowd, so it’s perfect for parties! 

24. Pineapple Coconut Bread

This final dessert recipe once again combines the goodness of pineapple and coconut. This duo truly epitomizes tropical summer.

This pineapple coconut bread is not only packed with flavor but also gets a 10 out of 10 in texture. So soft, moist, and tender!

Plus, it only takes 10 minutes of prep time to make! The rest is up to the oven.

Whether you serve it for breakfast or dessert, you can’t go wrong. Have at it!

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