Cool and Creamy Pineapple Paradise Dessert

"I made this for the first time over Memorial Day weekend since my husband was having a craving for pineapple. I took a few other recipes, changed them up and combined them to come up with this one. My husband loved it! The crust seemed dry after I baked it but when the pudding mixture sat in it overnight, it got soft and delicious. Use low-fat or nonfat ingredients to get a delicious dessert without all the guilt! You can also add other fruit to switch it up a little. I think next time I'll add mandarin oranges and cherries along with the pineapple. (Plan ahead because this needs at least 1 hour to chill but I wasn't sure exactly how to input that into the total cook time. It took about a half hour to prepare with 1 hour chill time.) (The pictures are of the dessert before I added the whipped topping)"
photo by PSU Lioness photo by PSU Lioness
photo by PSU Lioness
photo by PSU Lioness photo by PSU Lioness
Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Put the graham crackers into a food processor and pulse until they are reduced to fine crumbs (or use 2 1/2 c premade graham cracker crumbs but I couldn't find a low-fat variety).
  • Add the sugar and melted butter to the crumbs. Pulse until everything is combined, taking care to scrape the sides often so it all gets mixed together.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13" glass baking dish.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on a rack until you are able to touch the dish (about 10-15 minutes). You can also shut the oven off now.
  • In a large bowl, mix the yogurt and pudding. You can use a hand mixer if necessary.
  • Pour the pudding mix into the graham cracker crust and spread evenly.
  • Top the pudding with the pineapple chunks.
  • Top the pineapple chunks with the thawed Cool Whip topping.
  • Cover and allow to chill in refrigerator until serving, at least 1 hour.

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