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Pineapple Lemon Dessert with 3 Ingredients

Pineapple Lemon Dessert with 3 Ingredients

Pineapple and lemon prove they go together perfectly with this easy dessert with only three ingredients. This recipe takes my favorite classic pineapple dessert and swaps lemon pudding in place of vanilla. This simple swap adds a whole new flavor twist that you will be sure to love. The lemon wedge garnish is perfect for serving guests.

Easy Dessert Topped with Lemon Wedge Garnish

The delish dessert is perfect for a quick fix at home for that sweet tooth but also works to bring to parties. It doubles and triples easily so you can make as much as you need. You will definitely be the talk of your office party if you bring this in. It's pretty served in mini parfait glasses but can also be served right in a bowl. Anything goes, really. It also makes for an unbelievable topping for cake and even better as a layer or two in a trifle. I hear that idea bulb going off in my head as I type this. The possibilities are so there with this one.


This easy dessert recipe is almost all too simple. It whips up in literally 5 minutes or less and then sets in the fridge for an hour. And you positively cannot skip the setting of this dessert. It not only tastes perfect chilled, but this helps the ingredients truly incorporate perfectly. You will thank me once the hour passes and you take that first ultra sweet bite of this.

Making Lemon Pineapple Dessert with 3 Ingredients

I discovered the basic amazing flavor combination almost five years ago and it has been my most popular recipe on this blog. It's still mind blowing how many visits I get to that post every single month. I figured it was about time to start sharing more variations of this idea. I recently shared a peach version as well as a pineapple and banana dessert, too. I have a couple more twists up my sleeve that I'll be sharing soon. When you find a winning recipe, you have to keep rolling with it for no fail dessert. This kind of recipe is perfect for summer BBQs, gatherings and parties. It's almost like a one stop easy solution to potlucks while being easy enough to make just for yourself. 


  • Lemon Pudding
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Cool Whip/Whipped Topping

That's really it! If this if your first time checking out this recipe type on Cutefetti, you are in for a treat. Don't judge a book by it's cover. It will all make sense as soon as you experience that first taste. So simple. So crazy. So good. 

Delish Lemon and Pineapple Dessert Parfait topped with Fresh Lemon Wedges


Save yourself the trouble of handling a whole pineapple and trying to flavor desserts with it.  By opting for crushed pineapple with the juices from the can, you will not only save time and hassle but it can offer more flavor. It's unbelievable how much more pineapple flavor a crushed pineapple can will  bring to a variety of recipes like this 3 ingredient dessert as well as no-bake pies, mousses and even poke cake. 

Pretty Pineapple Lemon Parfaits topped with lemon wedges.


This recipe proves that both lemon and pineapple are a perfect flavor combo. The sweetness of the pudding and canned pineapple juices marry just right and make this combination an instant win. With such low-cost ingredients, you have nothing to lose by giving it a try. I'm pretty sure you will be impressed. Once I put that lemon garnish on top of mine, I knew this was going to be a beautiful relationship between the two.


This dessert is so customizable, you can easily swap some of the key ingredients to make it lower in calories, lower in sugar and/or lower in fat. It's as simple as opting for Low Fat Cool Whip/Whipped Topping and opting for Sugar-Free Pudding Mix. Voila. You can make this recipe suit your needs by choosing alternate ingredients with the same great flavor.


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Easy Dessert Topped with Lemon Wedge Garnish

Pineapple Lemon Dessert

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


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


In a medium sized bowl, mix all three ingredients until full combined making sure that the pudding mix is completely dissolved.

Refrigerate for one hour or more before serving.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 115Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 1g
Pineapple Lemon Dessert with only 3 ingredients.

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Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Do you make the pudding per box instructions or just add and the pineapple juice makes the pudding

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