Pineapple Tart Squares

Recipe by Gerry
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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 12-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • BASE In a bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, and baking powder and mix with whisk.
  • Cut in the margarine, mix in the egg yolks and vanilla.
  • Press into a greased 8x8 pan. (original recipe calls for an 8x8 pan - I like using a 9x13 for daintier slices).
  • 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.
  • Mix the cornstarch and water and add slowly, stirring all the while, adding amount of cornstarch needed to thicken the mixture.
  • Cook until thickened, be sure mixture is thickened before removing from heat, spread the thickened pineapple mixture over the base.
  • Bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes and remove from oven.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff, beating in 4 tablespoons sugar one tablespoon at a time and fold in the coconut.
  • Spread over the cake and return to oven bake until golden brown as you would meringue.
  • Cool and set before cutting.
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