motherload pineapple squares

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By rochelle wetsch
from grand forks, ND

Recipe came from my Mom---loaded with "yumsilicious" goodies. Don't forget to LICK THE BOWL GOOD!!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves about 24 average-size bars
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For motherload pineapple squares

  • CRUST:
  • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups butter, chilled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • FILLING:
  • 20oz. can crushed pineapple, do not drain
  • 1 well beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4oz. container green candied or glazed cherries, drained
  • 4oz. container red candied or glazed cherries, drained

How To Make motherload pineapple squares

  • 1
    Let's get started and create some "yumsilicious". In your stand or hand mixer blend the crust ingredients until fine crumbs are formed. Set aside 3/4 cups of crumb mix and with the rest press into a GREASED 9x13-inch baking dish. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile in a double boiler stir the filling ingredients, except the cherries, until thickened. Now stir in cherries. Pour over baked crust. Sprinkle with remaining crust mixture and bake for another 25 minutes.
  • 3
    Cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into 24 squares, wiping the knife between cuts. These are not only beautifully FESTIVE, they are VERY TASTY, too!!!!!

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