This is not only easy, I always have all the ingredients on-hand. Which means it's easy to quick whip up if I find out I've got to go somewhere or people are coming over last minute. I've not done this yet, but I'm thinking it could easily be made in mini graham cracker tart shells for an easy finger food dessert. The taste is light, yet sweet, and perfect for dessert on a hot summer day. Cooking time is an estimate of how long it should take to chill completely in the refrigerator.
- In a large bowl, blend cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
- Blend in whipped topping on low speed until smooth.
- Fold in crushed pineapple.
- Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until set.
This was easy and delicious. I used fresh raspberries instead of pineapples. I washed the raspberries, mashed them and fold into the cream cheese mixture. Don't overmix because the raspberries give the pie a beautiful white/pink/red colouring.
This filling was delightful! I made it to fill some miniature tartlets; the crust was a cream cheese/shortbread type of crust that I pre-baked in the oven. Before starting the filling, I dumped the pineapple in a colander to drain. I mixed the cream cheese and sugar together, then added the pineapple as follows: I picked up the pre-drained pineapple by large handfuls (approx. 3/4 to 1 cup each) and squeezed out as much juice as possible, then added it to the slowly mixing cream cheese/sugar mixture (I used my KitchenAid). After it was well-mixed (I scraped it down with a rubber spatula and remixed), I gently folded in the whipped topping. I let it chill in the fridge for about an hour, then piped it into the tartlet cups. Mental note to future self: If piping it into anything (even with a large decorating tip), whirl the drained, squeezed pineapple in the food processor before adding it to the mixture. Repeatedly cleaning out the tip wasn't the high point of making this recipe. :( LOL That said, the filling was delicious...kind of like a chunky pineapple mousse. This would make an excellent cake filling (middle). I would also like to try this with other fruits, in lieu of the pineapple.
This was pretty good, but lacked a little flavor for me. Too much cool whip maybe? I strained the pineapple through a fine sieve and then patted it dry with some paper towels. The consistency was just okay... maybe I drained it too well. It was a little stiff and could have stood to be a little creamier. If I make it again, I won't be so crazed about straining the pineapple. Maybe a tiny bit of juice would improve the flavor and make it creamier. I used a graham cracker crust which seemed to go well with the filling.