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    Pineapple Dessert

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Michelle S.'s Note:

    When I was a teen I worked in the kitchen of a local hospital. This was the most popular dessert by patients and staff. The dessert cook refused to part with the recipe, so one day I distracted her while my partner in crime Ed stole the recipe to copy. The drama was well worth it. This is light and delicious. Prep time does not include the jello thickening time nor refrigeration time.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix eggs, sugar, drained pineapple, and butter.
    2. 2
      Cook over medium-low heat until thick, stirring occasionally.
    3. 3
      Cool mixture.
    4. 4
      Add walnuts and vanilla.
    5. 5
      Line a 8x8 square pan bottom with graham crackers.
    6. 6
      Covering bottom completely.
    7. 7
      Some breaking of the crackers may be required.
    8. 8
      Spread pineapple mixture over the crackers.
    9. 9
      Top with another layer of crackers, again covering filling completely.
    10. 10
      Prepare jello per instructions.
    11. 11
      When jello is nearly congealed, whip it until fluffy and pour over crackers.
    12. 12
      Refrigerate 4-5 hours before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 05, 2003

      55

      Excellent dessert! Very light and cool. Greatly appreciated today because it is very hot and humid. The orange Jello nicely balances out the very sweet pineapple filling. Well worth your short jaunt into espionage, Michelle!

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    • on April 21, 2009

      This is very similar to a family recipe for "Rapelje Dessert" (probably named after Rapelje, Montana). My great-grandmother's notebook attributes it to a Mrs. Dunn. It has 1/2 c. butter creamed with 1 c. sugar, then twoo beaten egg yolks added. The Jell-O she lists is 1 package lemon plus one package of either strawberry or raspberry.

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    • on February 07, 2004

      35

      I can't say that I love it or not, because when I first tasted it I thought, yuck! But then I found myself going back for a little more! It definitely has a "funky" taste to it. But I would like to try it again for company just to see someone else's reaction. Thanks for an unusual recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pineapple Dessert

    Serving Size: 1 (82 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 9

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 242.5
     
    Calories from Fat 94
    38%
    Total Fat 10.4 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 3.9 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 60.5 mg
    20%
    Sodium 96.3 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.7 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 34.3 g
    137%
    Protein 3.2 g
    6%

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