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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 2021 and this is still the 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, must be spring fever.

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

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

easy pineapple dessert

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.


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.

pineapple dessert

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.

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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If you like this quick dessert, check out:

Mandarin Dessert 

Peach Dessert

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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Saturday 6th of August 2022

Tried this and served it in mini phylo pastry shells and it was awesome.

I would suggest trying to fold in some ground grains of paradise for the filling -- it would elevate a mini desert bite to the next level with a balance of sweetness and tangy, citrus spiciness


Thursday 4th of August 2022

I want to make this dish for myself


Sunday 17th of July 2022

Can you make this without the instant vanilla pudding?


Sunday 3rd of July 2022

can I use the cool whip frozen?

Donna Hetheriton

Friday 17th of June 2022

Can this recipe be used in a pie or will it not set up well enough?


Sunday 26th of June 2022

@Donna Hetheriton, I tried this in a pre-made Graham Cracker pie crust. works fine

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