Pineapple Mint Dessert

Pat Duran


This is a great tasting recipe -
my sister who claims not to be a great cook (I beg to differ) she is the middle child - with a Charlie Brown complex- and she says I'm just like "Lucy" she is probably right- but all in all she is a great cook and makes this recipe for all our family get-togethers. It is very creamy and has just the right amount of mint to set it apart from other dessert/salad recipes. Try it - see if you agree!

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12-14 servings


15 Min


10 Min



1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
chopped nuts
1/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
cold butter


20 oz
can crushed pineapple, reserve juice
3 oz
pkg. lime jello
8 oz
pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
2/3 c
evaporated milk
1/8 tsp
peppermint extract


1/2 c
chocolate chips
1/3 c
evaporated milk
1 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
peppermint extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine flour,nuts and brown sugar in a medium bowl; cut is the butter until fine crumbs form.
Press into a 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake at 400^ for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven to cool on wire rack.
In a small bowl combine the 2/3 c.evaporated milk and 1/8 teas. peppermint extract and place in freezer until crystals start to appear.Beat till thick. Set aside in refrigerator until needed.
Drain the pineapple into a saucepan and bring juice just to the boiling point. Remove from heat and add dry jello, stirring until dissolved. Cool.
Cream the sugar and cream cheese together- blend this into the jello mixture. Stir in drained pineapple. Chill till thick but not set.
Take chilled evaporated milk and extract from refrigerator. Fold into pineapple-cheese mixture. Spoon over crust. Refrigerate and prepare glaze.
In a small saucepan melt chips and milk over low heat, while constantly stirring. Add butter and extract. Pour over filling evenly. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. ENJOY!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy