Pineapple Tart Squares

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"A very popular square in our area. This crowd pleaser has a rich and buttery tasting crust with a lovely pineapple filling. Bakes up beautifully, makes for an irresistible and delectable addition to any serving tray."

Original recipe yields 12 servings
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  • Serving Size: 1 (105.1 g)
  • Calories 243.6
  • Total Fat - 9.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 23.3 mg
  • Sodium - 101.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 25.8 g
  • Protein - 2.5 g
  • Calcium - 43.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

BASE, in a mixing bowl combine flour, brown sugar, and baking powder. Mix with whisk

Step 2

Cut in butter, mix in egg yolks and vanilla.

Step 3

Press into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 pan (I like using a 9x13 for daintier slices)

Step 4

FILLING, in a saucepan add crushed pineapple (do not drain) add sugar, carefully bring to a boil, turn down heat stir to dissolve the sugar

Step 5

Mix cornstarch and water, add slowly, stirring all the while, adding amount of cornstarch needed to thicken the mixture

Step 6

Cook until thickened, be sure mixture is thickened before removing from heat, spread the thickened pineapple mixture over the base.

Step 7

Bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes, remove from oven

Step 8

Beat egg whites until stiff, beating in 4 tablespoons sugar one tablespoon at a time, fold in coconut

Step 9

Spread over the cake and return to oven bake until golden delicate brown as you would meringue. Cool and set before cutting. Dip knife in hot water to make for nice slices when slicing through the meringue

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Good and tasty squares! I placed them in a 9 x 13 baking pan as suggested, therefore because there was a larger surface area I doubled the meringue topping. I also added some pineapple extract to the pineapple filling to give it a more pineappley taste. I also didn't add the coconut because my son doesn't like it. These went over well tonight for our after dinner Sunday night dessert. Thank you for adding enjoyment to our day with your recipe Gerry. Made it for Billboard Tag game.

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(3 Apr 2016)


What a lovely square! So easy to put together and even though there is sugar in each layer, it is not cloyingly sweet. This will be a hit this Christmas. Thank you Gerry for sharing!

review by:
(1 Dec 2013)