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Easy Pineapple Dessert Comes Together with 3 Ingredients

Easy Pineapple Dessert Comes Together with 3 Ingredients

This is the easiest pineapple dessert recipe you'll find anywhere. Easy pineapple dessert has been one of the most popular desserts on my blog to date due to its simplicity and amazing taste. It's 2023 and this is still the very top recipe year after year.

I can admit it, I'd eat dessert all day if I could pull it off. I've been in a fruity mood lately, so this is the perfect hack.

This easy pineapple dessert comes together with just three simple ingredients. Yes…just three.

easy pineapple dessert served in a vintage glass dish

Along with being so easy to throw together, it packs a yummy and surprising punch!

Last spring I made this Pineapple Lush Cake which blew my mind. So easy to make and the filling?

Well, that's what completely inspired this dessert idea. Crushed pineapple is the star player in this simple treat.

easy pineapple dessert


The extra juices in this simple recipe soak up vanilla instant pudding mix and when combined with whipped topping (Cool Whip) comes together into a very tasty and satisfying dessert. Until I made this recipe, I never realized just how delicious a canned pineapple dessert could truly be. All of these flavors just work so well together and you get to skip the mess of cutting up a fresh pineapple.

angled down view of pineapple pudding served in individual dishes with whipped cream and a cherry on top

I served this up in mini parfait cups that are perfect for just that little sweet bite every once and awhile. Yum! Top with a little whipped cream and a cherry for a little added flair.

pineapple parfait


  • Crushed Pineapple in Juice, undrained - The simple yet delicious recipe will take you to the tropics! With a can of crushed pineapple on your shelf, get ready for your next impromptu party or barbecue.
  • Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding, dry - This ingredient, used in many dessert recipes, provides the perfect vanilla flavor that is truly delicious and appetizing. Try adding it to your next boxed cake mix.
  • Whipped Topping, thawed - make your favorite desserts even sweeter. Whether it's ice cream, cake, or cupcakes - every dessert is a better with some of this on the side.
pineapple pudding
Pineapple Dessert with only 3 ingredients. Basically crack pineapple pudding. SO good.
pineapple dessert

This simple recipe is easily the best pineapple dessert with cool whip that I've ever made. So simple and easy but so delicious. 


Easy Pineapple Dessert

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Easy Pineapple Dessert with 3 Ingredients.


  • 1 can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple in Juice, undrained
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup thawed Whipped Topping


  1. Mix pineapple and dry pudding mix. Gently stir in whipped topping. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 100Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 1g

This nutritional information is for reference only. We are not responsible for these calculations.


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You might like this blueberry version, too.


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You can create a delicious dessert with just 3 ingredients in minutes! It's so easy to make these pineapple bars that you'll never want to buy one from the store again. They're easy to find, too. Whip up this recipe for your next party or potluck dinner and see how quickly it disappears 🙂

Are you a dessert person? What are your easy quick fix sweet recipes?

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Diana pate

Monday 26th of February 2024

Tried the pineapple version...fabulous AND easy!!!


Saturday 6th of January 2024

All I can say is, Yummmm!! Delicious!!!


Sunday 17th of December 2023

Made this with a cup of Cool Whip. Loved the idea of this, but it was way too sweet for my liking. Did I misread the directions? Was I supposed to use 8 oz of Cool Whip, not a measured cup?

Ida Johnston

Friday 29th of December 2023

@Jeannine, it says 1 cup cool whip but video shows more than a cup


Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Hi, I'm in Australia and would like to know what I can use instead of whipped topping, (cool whip), as I have never seen it here. I don't think it is available.

maryJo Ross

Wednesday 24th of January 2024

@Francesca, or you could try Mascarpone cheese, but I'd either thin it with whipped cream or just whip it really well. Maybe whip the cheese see the consistence then add some 35% cream and whip again.


Monday 1st of January 2024

@Francesca, I would just use real whipped cream. I never use Cool Whip because it’s full of nothing but chemicals! Yuck!


Tuesday 5th of September 2023

When you say 1 cup cool whip, is that literally 1 C or an 8 oz container?

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