Prep 20 mins
Cook 24 hrs
From "Seasoned in Sewickley," a Pittsburgh area cookbook published in 1980. This is a cold, quick, light and refreshing dessert, good for summertime. And pretty, too. Simple to make. It IS better if made the night before so that the vanilla wafers have a chance to soften. EDITED to make it clear that you need 18 plus 36 vanilla wafers so you need to buy a whole box. And the crushed wafer/crushed pineapple mixture needs to be fairly wet so that the the stacked wafers will soften. If you drain the crushed pineapple, keep the juice in case you need to add it in. From my cache of "Olde" recipes.
- Crush 18 vanilla wafers with a rolling pin. Mix with crushed pineapple.
- Put 36 wafers into 12 stacks of 3 each. Spread pineapple filling generously between wafers.
- Cover tops and sides with Cool Whip. Sprinkle with coconut.
- Chill before serving. (If made the night before, the wafers will soften nicely.).