Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Faye's recipe

Ingredients Nutrition

  • vanilla wafer
  • 12 cup oleo
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 2 well beaten egg yolks
  • 12 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 well beaten egg whites
  • 1 cup drained crushed pineapple
  • 14 ounces Dream Whip
  • coconut (to garnish)
  • cherries (to garnish)


  1. Line a baking dish with whole vanilla wafers.
  2. Cream oleo and sugar, beat well.
  3. Add egg yolks, dates, nuts, egg whites and pineapple.
  4. alternate layers of cookie and filling, until you have 3 layers of cookie.
  5. top with dream whip.
  6. let set 3 hours before serving.
  7. garnish with coconut and cherries.


Most Helpful

I pretty much followed your recipe, although I did use unsalted butter instead of oleo! Used Medjool dates & made sure the pineapple was well drained! Also used chopped almonds! No raves from my company, but still a nice dessert! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Fall's round of Pick A Chef]

Sydney Mike November 12, 2011

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