It may be the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a tropical dessert and dream of a beach vacation, right? No matter what the season, these pineapple cheesecake bars are the perfect way to end a meal or just treat yourself to a heavenly dessert.
Pineapple upside-down cake lovers or those who can’t resist getting a Dole Whip at Disney will be fans of this easy-to-make bar which is baked with a rich brown butter glaze and topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
This recipe by Pillsbury is ideal for those who love a nice flaky crust, as it calls for the brand’s beloved crescent dough in place of a traditional crust, and with just 10 ingredients, it can be made in under two and a half hours.
For an even less fussy, but equally pineapple-packed recipe, head over to Kitchen Gidget’s blog where she shares her recipe for no-bake pineapple cheesecake bars.
Light, fluffy and indulgent, this bar requires zero baking time and combines a layer of pineapple on top of cream cheese that’s been spread over a graham cracker crust. The crust is simply graham cracker crumbs mixed with butter and sugar, while the topping uses a pineapple Jell-O mixed with pineapple chunks.
These bright bars are ideal for making with kids and are pretty much fool-proof! Just be sure to use canned pineapple or else the Jell-O won’t set.
For those who might enjoy a more Hawaiian twist, blogger The Kitchen Magpie shows us how to make her Hawaiian cheesecake bars which deliver a layer of pineapple cheesecake filling sandwiched between a buttery, coconut topping and a shortbread crust.
To make things even more delicious, she bakes it just long enough to create a toasted coconut effect, adding yet another layer of yum to this dessert bar!
Who has other twists on the good ol’ cheesecake bar?