Pineapple Mint Dessert

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Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12-14 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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  • CRUST:

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

  • 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
  • GLAZE:

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

How to Make Pineapple Mint Dessert

Step-by-Step

  1. Crust:
    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.
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    Filling:
    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.
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    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!

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About Pineapple Mint Dessert

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




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