17 Pineapple Desserts That Bring Big Tropical Flavor

Tropical Treats to Enjoy All Year Round

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

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These delicious pineapple desserts will satisfy a tropical sweet tooth. Get your fruit on with our winning collection of sweet and sunny pineapple recipes you can serve after dinner, take to potlucks and parties, and even enjoy with your morning coffee.

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    Double Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    Double Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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    What could possibly make a sweet and buttery pineapple upside-down cake better? A box of yellow cake mix, that's what. This amazingly delicious dessert is like two treats in one. It can be made in about an hour and makes a show-stopping presentation on your table.

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    Pineapple Bread Pudding With Pecans

    Pineapple Bread Pudding With Pecans

    Diana Rattray

    Bread pudding is one of the all-time comforting desserts, especially on cold or rainy days. This baked version is very easy to prepare year-round with canned crushed pineapple, and only six more ingredients, including pecans for welcome crunch and texture.

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    Pineapple Meringue Pie

    Pineapple Meringue Pie

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    Upgrade up your dessert game with this scrumptious pineapple meringue pie. It's a fun change of pace from lemon, and delivers all the sweet-tart flavor you crave in this style of pie. For meringue that thickens up nicely, beat egg whites on high speed, and add a little sugar. A prepared pie crust is a great shortcut.

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    Pineapple Chiffon Cake

    Pineapple Chiffon Cake

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    Light and fluffy, and flavored with pineapple, this delightful chiffon cake makes a wonderful treat for your book club. Bake it in a tube pan and serve dusted with powdered sugar with berries alongside. You can also top it with dessert sauce or even add frosting to make it into a special occasion dessert.

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    Pineapple Delight Bars

    Pineapple Delight Bars

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    Bring in big bucks at your next bake sale with these awesome pineapple delight bars. There's so much to love, from their pineapple and cream cheese filling nestled into a buttery shortbread crust to the toasted coconut and pecan topping.

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    Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake

    Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake

    Kristina Vanni

    Prepare for applause when you show up to your next potluck carrying this stunning pineapple upside-down cheesecake. With its bakery-style topping of pineapple rings and bright maraschino cherries, it's sure to go fast. Allow a few hours for cake to chill in the fridge before you cut and serve.

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    Pineapple Coconut Chess Pie

    Pineapple Coconut Chess Pie

    Diana Rattray

    Tropical-tasting pineapple chess pie is a wonderful combination of coconut and pineapple flavors. It's a sweet and rich Southern-style pie with a delectable, smooth custard filling. Bake it for a winning potluck contribution or holiday dessert.

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    Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake

    Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake

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    There's no secret to this dump cake, beyond its simple ingredients, which include canned crushed pineapple, prepared cherry pie filling, a box of yellow cake mix, some butter, and optional nuts. You combine all the ingredients in a pan and bake for a fruity, delicious, cobbler-like cake the whole family will love.

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    Pineapple Oatmeal Cookies

    Pineapple Oatmeal Cookies

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    The juicy sweetness of pineapple adds something extra-special to classic oatmeal cookies. The unusual combination of ingredients produces super-moist cookies with tons of tropical flavor. They make a great after-school snack or a treat for kids' school lunchboxes.

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    Pineapple and Coconut Cajun Cake

    Pineapple and Coconut Cajun Cake

    Diana Rattray

    A delicious, old-fashioned Cajun cake is an easy one-layer pineapple cake finished with a coconut and pecan topping. It's a Louisiana dessert, born on the bayou, but with great tropical flavors. Bring it to a potluck, or as a special treat to share at morning meetings.

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    Pineapple Custard Pudding Cake

    Pineapple Custard Pudding Cake

    Diana Rattray

    Pineapple custard pudding cake is a dessert your family will love. You bake it in individual ramekins with pineapple chunks on the bottom and a soft, fluffy cake topping. Its sweet-tart flavor, smooth custard base, and cute presentation make it a great dinner party dessert.

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    Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

    Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

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    Adorable pineapple upside-down cupcakes take everything you love about the iconic dessert cake and packages them into portable cupcakes. Use a jumbo-sized muffin tin lined with parchment paper to accommodate the pineapple slices that form the bottom of these cupcakes.

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    Polish Pineapple Crumb Cake

    Polish Pineapple Crumb Cake

    Barbara Rolek

    Bake this old-fashioned crumb cake with a difference for a special treat to enjoy after dinner, or at weekend breakfast. You'll love the generous layer of crispy, buttery crumbs piled atop the soft vanilla-scented cake. It's topped with pineapple rings for baking, so it comes out looking like an upside-down cake, but without the need to flip it over.

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    Pineapple Angel Food Dump Cake

    Pineapple Angel Food Dump Cake

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    With only two ingredients, this nice and fluffy pineapple angel food dump cake could not be any easier and makes a great last-minute dessert. Bake it up in about half an hour from start-to-finish, using boxed angel food cake mix and canned crushed pineapple.

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    Vegan Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake

    Vegan Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake

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    With just a few simple ingredients added to a basic yellow cake mix, this vegan pineapple-upside down dump cake is ready to pop into the oven in just two minutes. The recipe requires no mixing and the cake comes out of the oven beautifully moist with a baking aroma reminiscent of a trip to the tropics.

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    Pineapple Pound Cake

    Pineapple Pound Cake

    Diana Rattray

    Start with a cold oven to make this delicious fruity pound cake that delivers pineapple flavor in two ways. Crushed pineapple and juice go into the batter and the creamy topping contains more crushed pineapple for a double whammy of tropical flavor.

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    Candied Pineapple

    Candied Pineapple

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    Sweet and chewy candied pineapple is a delicious treat that is great for baking, cake decoration, or as a fruity addition to homemade trail mixes. Make it with this quick and easy recipe, and store the candied fruit up to a week in an airtight container on the counter.