Pineapple Tart Squares

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe was passed to me by a friend and has been a family favorite for a good many years. It is so good, absolutely delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. BASE In a bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, and baking powder and mix with whisk.
  2. Cut in the margarine, mix in the egg yolks and vanilla.
  3. Press into a greased 8x8 pan. (original recipe calls for an 8x8 pan - I like using a 9x13 for daintier slices).
  4. FILLING In a saucepan add the crushed pineapple (do not drain) add the sugar and carefully bring to a boil, turn down heat stir to dissolve the sugar.
  5. Mix the cornstarch and water and add slowly, stirring all the while, adding amount of cornstarch needed to thicken the mixture.
  6. Cook until thickened, be sure mixture is thickened before removing from heat, spread the thickened pineapple mixture over the base.
  7. Bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes and remove from oven.
  8. Beat the egg whites until stiff, beating in 4 tablespoons sugar one tablespoon at a time and fold in the coconut.
  9. Spread over the cake and return to oven bake until golden brown as you would meringue.
  10. Cool and set before cutting.


Most Helpful

I was browsing your recipes and came across this one!!! Mum used to bake these for us, one of our favourites which I haven't made in a long time! A delicious moist bar, looks pretty too!

Elly in Canada June 02, 2008

Oops, I almost forgot about this one for PAC! This was very similar to a lemon coconut meringue squares recipe we really like, just with pineapple. Very nice and yummy. Good texture in the filling.

Swan Valley Tammi October 28, 2006

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