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These dessert recipes were added on March 30, 2005

Pineapple Dessert Dumplings

  • 2 cups canned pineapple pieces
  • juice from canned pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 recipe for Dessert Dumplings (see below)

Drain juice from the pineapple. Combine juice and cornstarch in a medium-sized saucepan. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally until the mixture boils and thickens. Stir in butter or margarine, lemon juice, and light corn syrup. Put in pineapple and bring to a gentle boil.

Meanwhile, prepare Dessert Dumpling batter.

Pour hot pineapple mixture into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Drop dumpling batter by spoonfuls over the hot pineapple. Bake at 400 deg. F. for 20 to 25 minutes.

Dessert Dumpling Batter

  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup corn oil

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and nutmeg. Add the egg to the milk and mix slightly. Add the corn oil and stir, combine ingredients, and blend. Drop batter by spoonfuls over the hot fruit mixture. Bake at 400 deg. F. for 20 to 25 minutes.

This dessert recipe will serve 6 to 8.

Butter Brickle Dessert Recipes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 jar Kraft caramel sauce
  • 1-pint vanilla ice cream softened

Preheat oven to 400 deg. F. Melt margarine. Add flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, and nuts. Pat thinly on a large cookie sheet. Bake at 400 deg. F. approx. 15 minutes or until light brown. Crumble the above mixture while hot and spread it on the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan. Drizzle 1/2 jar of caramel sauce over the crumbs. Spread ice cream over top and then the remaining crumbs over the ice cream. Drizzle the rest of the caramel sauce over everything. Freeze.

Layered Banana Pineapple Dessert Recipes

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 8-ounce cream cheese softened
  • 2 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 pkg. (6 ounces) Jello vanilla flavor instant pudding
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crush pineapple, drained
  • 3 1/2 cups (8 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed

Combine crumbs, sugar, and margarine; mix well. Press firmly into the bottom of the 13x9-inch pan. Bake at preheated 375 deg. F. oven for 8 minutes. Cool.

Arrange banana slices on the crust. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add 1/2 cup cold milk; blend until smooth. Add remaining milk and pudding mix; beat at low speed until well blended, approx. 2 minutes. Spread evenly over bananas in the pan. Evenly spread drained pineapple over the pudding mixture. Spread whipped topping over pineapple. Chill for 3 hours.

Cream Cheese Pudding Dessert Recipes

  • 1 1/2 pounds graham crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 8-ounce cream cheese softened
  • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 1/2 cups (8 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 (6 serving size) pkg. Jello instant pudding, any flavor

Combine graham crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter; mix well. Press firmly into the bottom of the 9x13-inch pan. Chill for 15 minutes.

Combine cream cheese, remaining sugar, and 2 tablespoons of milk in a medium bowl. With an electric mixer at medium speed, beat until smooth. Fold in 1 3/4 cups of the whipped topping. Spread over crust.

Pour the remaining milk into a bowl. Add pudding mix. Mix with an electric mixer at low until well blended, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour over the cream cheese layer in the pan. Chill for several hours.

Just before serving, spread the remaining whipped topping over the pudding. Garnish with chocolate curls.

Broken Glass Dessert Recipes

  • 3 pkg. Jello, bright colors


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 envelope of plain gelatin
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1-pint whipping cream, sweetened with 1/3 cup sugar, or Dream Whip

Set three bright colors of Jello in square pans, separately.

Crust: Mix all ingredients together; pat into a 9x13-inch pan.

Filling: Dissolve gelatin in a little water. Add gelatin and pineapple juice to whipped cream.

Cut the Jello into cubes; mix gently into the whipped cream mixture. Pour over the crust. Chill for at least 2 hours.

Fruit Cocktail Dessert Recipes

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 can (no. 2) fruit cocktail mix, drained
  • 1 cup chopped nutmeats

Combine egg, flour, white sugar, soda, and fruit. Pour into greased 8x8-inch pan. Mix brown sugar and nuts. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 deg. F. for 35 minutes. Delicious warm or cold topped with whipped cream or non-dairy topping or ice cream. Very tasty.

Angel Food Dessert Recipes

  • 1 envelope of Knox gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 6-ounce can freeze orange juice or lemonade
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 angel food cake
  • 1-pint cream or Cool Whip
  • 1 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained

Dissolve gelatin in cold water. Add hot water and stir, until clear. Add orange juice, lemon juice, and sugar. Chill until slightly thickened. Break angel food cake into bite-size pieces and stir so the cake is well coated. Can be made a couple of days ahead of time - also freezes well.

Caramel Dumpling Dessert Recipes

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Caramelize brown sugar and butter. Add water and boil for a few minutes. Cream sugar and butter together. Add milk. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Drop by spoonful into caramel syrup and bake in moderate oven at 350 deg. F. for 20 to 30 minutes. Pan size 8x12 inch.

Bridge Dessert Recipes

  • 2 1/2 cups graham wafer, crushed
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup icing or confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream

Crush 2 1/2 cups of graham wafers. Save about 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top. Mix with 1/2 cup melted butter and press into a 9x9 inch pan and put in 350 deg. F. oven for 10 minutes. Mix 1 1/2 cup icing sugar with 1/2 cup melted butter. Add all of the 2 eggs and beat until smooth. Spread on the crust after it has cooled. Drain juice from 1 can of crushed pineapple. Fold into 1/2 pint stiffly beaten whipped cream. Spread on top and sprinkle the remaining crushed graham crackers. Place in refrigerator overnight.

Pina Colada Dessert Recipes

  • 1 pkg. (8 ounces) cream cheese softened
    • 1 1/2 cups whipped topping (Dream Whip, Cool Whip, etc.)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
    • 1 can (8 1/2 ounce) crushed pineapple in syrup
    • 2 2/3 cups (7 ounces) flake coconut
    Beat cream cheese with sugar and rum until smooth. Fold in 2 cups of the whipped topping, pineapple with syrup, and 2 cups of coconut. Spread in an 8-inch layer pan lined with plastic wrap. Put in freezer for about 1 hour. Invert the pan onto a plate. Remove the pan and plastic wrap. Spread with remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with coconut. Freeze until firm. Garnish with pineapples and cherries.

    *This freezes well and can be made ahead of time. Take it out of the freezer and put it in the refrigerator for two hours before serving.

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