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Friday, March 27, 2015

Fluffy Pineapple Dessert



This recipe appears to be a bit labor intensive but if this is a dessert you want to have for a Sunday dinner, then make it the day before. I chose this one for today because it looks like a really cool spring dessert. Just loved how it looked!!

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sour cream
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
2 cans (20 ounces each) crushed unsweetened pineapple, undrained
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Topping

5 egg whites
10 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts


Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg yolks and sour cream. 

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the flour, sugar, egg yolks and pineapple.

Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. 

Pour over crust. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. 

Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating until stiff peaks form. 

Spread over hot filling, sealing edges to the pan. 

Sprinkle with walnuts. 

Bake 15 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator. 

Yield: 16 servings.

Originally published as Meringue-Topped Pineapple Dessert in Taste of Home February/March 2006, p19
Picture: Taste of Home


Nutritional Information


1 serving (1 piece) equals 355 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 129 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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