Not only are pineapples full of a juicy sweet taste that transports us to a tropical island every time we take a bite, they are also incredibly healthy containing a mixture of two protein digesting enzymes called proteases that helps our body break down amino acids while also being incredibly high in potassium and having high levels of Vitamin C.
You can therefore never go wrong with mixing some sweet pineapples into a delicious dessert so that you can make the most out of their delicious taste and produce a sweet and savory dish that is guaranteed to satisfy you and all your guests.
Here are 27 of the most popular and delicious pineapple desserts that you can prepare today.
1. Pina Colada
You know we had to start with the classic, this fan favorite cocktail creates an extremely tasty and delicate blend of rich coconut cream which mixes perfectly with the included white rum to make for a pleasantly creamy beverage.
The pineapple helps to add a tangy taste which both evens out the flavor of the other savory ingredients while adding that tropical flavor to this delicious cocktail that we all know it for.
These miniature bite size desserts are packed full of a tangy flavor with even a hint of spice mixed in, however the real beauty of them is that they can be whipped up and served in just 40 minutes with 4 ingredients which can feed an astonishing 24 people with 1 batch, so if you’re preparing for a big get together, you can’t go wrong with these chewy bites.
This recipe squeezes passionfruit and pineapple between some thick and heavy cream and with some egg along with some vanilla thrown into the mix to make this creamy dessert that much sweeter.
If you don’t mind taking the time to fuse together what are often considered 2 of the ‘ultimate summer fruits’, this delicious pavlova is more than worth it.
These miniature creamy lime balls look as if they should be a little too sweet when bitten into, however the pineapple juice and core helps to create an even mix which is still juicy and extremely appetizing to snack on at your own leisure.
Decorate with a peppercorn mixture to really add that final bit of flavor to this wonderful dish.
What’s better than a cheesecake? A cheesecake that is made into small and miniature bites which take far less time to prepare, but taste just as chewy and delicious.
These bars are guaranteed to transport you to the tropics especially with the bursting flavors of the cherry on top of the crunchy base, and of course who could forget, crushed pineapple making up the filling.
If you have never tried a grilled pineapple or at least not as part of a dessert, then you definitely should as it helps the pineapple to caramelize the sugars making it that much more juicy and packed full of flavor.
It creates a perfect, slightly crispy base to wallop some of your favorite ice cream on top of, for us it has to be the rich taste of vanilla every time.
Many of us may find it easier to just rest a few chunks of pineapple on top of some pancakes as a breakfast treat to prepare us for the long day ahead, however this is missing out just how creamy and even slightly crunchy you can make the pancakes when using this upside down pancake recipe.
With some brown sugar to make the bottom of these pancakes smooth and caramelized, this recipe turns a popular breakfast option into a tasty dessert.
This dessert is a fun and vibrant spin on the classic recipe that is not only packed full of nutritional benefits due to just how many fruits you can fit onto one stick, but is also a perfect option when you want a colorful treat that is also healthy and great for the kids to snack on in the evening, you can even sprinkle the pineapple and other fruits with some light chocolate sauce for a more creamy taste.
This delightful combination of coconut and pineapple flavors creates a smooth and sweet sensation that tastes so incredibly delicious, you would swear you have just walked into a 5 star restaurant when tucking in.
With a custard filling to add that extra bit of soft texture and cremainess, this is definitely not a tropical pie you will want to miss out on.
If you are looking for something with a little more crunch, this slight spin on the traditional oatmeal cookie recipe infuses the juicy sweetness of pineapples to make the cookies incredibly moist and soft to bite into while still retaining just enough crunch so that they don’t fall apart with every bite.
Sweet, chewy and addictive, these sugary pineapples can be prepared in just a few minutes but don’t have to just be eaten on their own, you can even use them as a part of baking or as a cake decoration.
Either way you choose these delightfully soft and textured pineapples put a colorful spin on the normal pineapple chunks for when you want a quick switch up from the norm.
12. Pineapple Crisp
Rather than tasting chewy, this recipe instead makes the crushed pineapple as crispy as possible which is topped off with some brown sugar to ensure they retain their flavor and consistency, making for a quick and easy dish that you really can add to any meal or enjoy on it’s own as a delicious crunchy dessert.
An incredibly light and delicate desserts that goes great with the warmer weather, the pineapples in this recipe help to hold the base and cream together while providing a fruity and delicious core that’s a delight to bite into, and because of how addicting they are to eat, it’s always a good idea to serve a batch at a time.
Carrot cakes on their own are a massive fan favorite when it comes to delicious and thick cakes that can be shared around easily, however adding just a bit of pineapple to the mixture automatically takes the flavor to a whole new level and is a must try for those who are already fans of this deliciously creamy cake, but want a bit more of a sweetened and juicy taste added in.
The pineapple filling in these puffy cookies creates the perfect balance between being smooth, sour and still retaining that familiar crunch which we all link with cookies.
Not to mention with the sweet frosting glazed over, these cookies are a one of a kind that are made all the more appealing because of their unique appearance.
One of the coziest pineapple desserts you will be able to find, this recipe makes full use of some fresh pineapples to make the crumble base which is then sprinkled with a few spices and extra addition to switch the flavor up even more.
If you really want to make this evening appetizer as delicious as possible, you can even add some light cream over the top to make it even more crumbly and that bit more delicate.
There’s nothing better than a homemade ice cream, and this goes double for the deliciously fruity blend of pineapple and strawberry to make for a dessert which goes down so well after a hefty meal that it is essentially a must have when the temperature starts to spike outside.
For even extra pineapple goodness, rather than flakes you can insert some roasted pineapple chunks into the side to give it that much more of a tropical flavor which everyone will be sure to appreciate.
If you thought that this trifle was only infusing some banana slices, there is no need to fear as along with cherries, raspberries and even strawberries, pineapples are just one of the entire range of fruits included in this delightful trifle that is an excellent choice when you have a lot of mouths to feed and want to prepare something quickly that is sure to satisfy everyone at once.
Crushed pineapples, vanilla flavored instant pudding and just 1 cup of whipped topping, that is literally all that is needed to make this pineapple dessert, however this convenience certainly does not mean that any of the flavor is lost.
In fact, the mixture of vanilla and whipped topping makes the pineapple far more scrumptious, not to mention this recipe is extremely low in calories compared to many other desserts, so you really can’t go wrong with at least trying it out considering how quickly it can be whipped up.
Rather than just being pineapple rings doused in pina colada, these pineapple rings are instead mixed with a few other ingredients to make them taste like the delicious cocktail but instead use rum, coconut milk and shredded coconut sprinkled over some crispy fried pineapple rings to create this one of a kind dessert that you just need to show to your friends and family if they love the delicious beverage, but want it in food form with a little extra crunchiness added.
This retro styled cake may seem a little intimidating to prepare at first, but trust us as soon as you get the hang of it it is well worth making just for the sticky pineapple taste alone.
When flipping the cake, make sure that you do it while the cake is still warm so that it doesn’t fall apart. While this part of the recipe can seem hard at first it only takes a second and once prepared, you will have yourself one one of the most delicate and sweet pineapple recipes that you can possibly make.
22. Ambrosia Salad
Because it is essentially a mix of multiple fruits and veggies into one supremely nutritious bowl, there are a number of interesting and tasteful ingredients you can add to an ambrosia salad, however the the 2 that everyone agrees are must haves are pineapple and whipped cream as these give it the juicy base which everything is then added on top of.
If after a big meal you want to relax with a healthy and nutritious dessert that is both full of interesting flavors and incredibly nutritious, you definitely will not want to pass up a delicious fruit ambrosia salad.
Similar to a traditional stuffing but with a much richer taste, the acidity of the pineapple really shines through in this delicious and almost buttery stuffing which is perfect as a tasty appetizer on its own but can also be used as a side dish as part of an evening dessert meal.
Rather than a regular thanksgiving stuffing, this recipe is more similar to a bread pudding but just with a much more prominent taste that is just a delight to snack on later in the day.
There really is an upside-down variant of pineapple for many foods, however who could turn down the sweet and chocolatey sensation of pineapple fudge?
Prepared in bite size pieces and mixed in with a little cherry if you want some more fruitiness, these fudge bars are a go to when you have some guests coming over who you know have a little bit of a sweet tooth, but you want to surprise them with a taste that’s a bit more juicy than what they’re used to.
Fluffy, airy and perfect when you are filled up after a meal but just want to snack on something sweet and juicy that won’t fill you up anymore, this pineapple fluff pie can be prepared in essentially no time at all and is always best served chilly with some toasted pecans sprinkled on top for a tiny hint of crunch.
These delicious smooth nutritious filled drinks first gained fame after becoming a fan favorite at Disneyland, however it has gone on to become replicated in many homes and is definitely considered a perfect snack for kids, but also adults thanks to how creamy and nutrition-dense this evening dessert is.
With just a handful of frozen pineapples, some lemonade and coconut milk, you can prepare this soft beverage in as little as 5 minutes, and of course you can’t forget to garnish it with some extra pineapple wedges and a maraschino cherry on top to make a deliciously appetizing dessert that you certainly won’t want to skip.
27. Dole Whip Pops
If you want a bit more of a solid crunch to the dole whip recipe and want to mix in a few other fruits, these pops will take slightly longer in the blender but are fully worth it to snack on, especially on those days where the sun is beaming down and you want something refreshing after a big main meal.
When mixing in the pineapple into the blender, try adding strawberries to compliment the sweet flavor even more and if you have any other fruit ideas that you would like to try out, don’t be afraid to experiment with them too to see which pops you like the taste of the most.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Grilled Pineapples Much Different To Regular Ones?
When a pineapple is grilled, it allows the sugars to caramelize which will make the taste much sweeter than regular pineapple chunks.
It also adds a hint of smokiness to the pineapple and because it makes them so juicy, it also means there is a much lower chance of them drying out which can be a nuisance to have to throw dried pineapples away only to have to buy a new pack.
This is not to mention that pineapples are one of the easiest fruits to grill up because of their large size and uniform shape which makes it simple to cut them up into flat, grill-friendly slices.
How Healthy Are Pineapples Really?
Pineapples are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat with recent studies suggesting that those who eat a bit of pineapple a day are far less likely to develop arthritis in the future.
It also contains incredibly high amounts of copper, B-complex vitamins and bromelain which is a proteolytic enzyme that contains anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties to keep the body refreshed, healthy and functioning as it should.
They are also incredibly low in calories despite being so nutrient dense and packed full of flavor. 1 cup of pineapples only adds up to 50 calories, so you can be sure when mixing a pineapple into a dessert that you won’t need to worry as much about the calories building up the more juicy pineapples you add.
Pineapples are some of the juiciest fruits out there which is what makes them perfect as part of a dessert that you can be sure will keep everyone satisfied and refreshed with every bite.
Whether you’re looking for a nutritious fruit kabob, a fluffy and breezy pineapple cake or much thicker dessert with some heavy whip cream layered over the top, try out a few of these pineapple recipes and see which ones you and your guests like the taste of the most.