Creamy Pineapple-Pecan Dessert Squares

Looking for a crumbly and creamy dessert? Then check out this pineapple and pecan dessert squares flavored with coconut – a cool treat.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 4 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 18

Ingredients

3/4
cup boiling water
1
box (4-serving size) sugar-free lemon-flavored gelatin
1
cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 1/2
cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup shredded coconut
1/4
cup chopped pecans
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
package (8 oz) fat-free cream cheese
1
container (8 oz) fat-free sour cream
1/4
cup sugar
1
can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1 In large bowl, pour boiling water over gelatin; stir about 2 minutes or until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in pineapple juice. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until mixture is syrupy and just beginning to thicken.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, toss cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, the coconut, pecans and melted butter until well mixed. Reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of dish.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and 1/4 cup sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; set aside.
  • 4 Beat gelatin mixture with electric mixer on low speed until foamy; beat on high speed until light and fluffy (mixture will look like beaten egg whites). Beat in cream cheese mixture just until mixed. Gently stir in pineapple (with juice). Pour into crust-lined dish; smooth top. Sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup crumb mixture over top. Refrigerate about 4 hours or until set. For 18 servings, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    130
    (
    Calories from Fat
    40),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    170mg
    170%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    19g
    19%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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