Creamy Pineapple-Pecan Dessert Squares

Creamy Pineapple-Pecan Dessert Squares

Enjoy this delicious creamy pineapple dessert with added nutty and crunchy flavor of pecans -perfect for a refreshing treat.

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cup boiling water
box (4-serving size) sugar-free lemon-flavored gelatin
cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 1/2
cups graham cracker crumbs
cup sugar
cup shredded coconut
cup chopped pecans
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
package (8 oz) fat-free cream cheese
container (8 oz) fat-free sour cream
cup sugar
can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  1. In large bowl, pour boiling water over gelatin; stir about 2 minutes or until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in pineapple juice. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until mixture is syrupy and just beginning to thicken.
  2. Meanwhile, in 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, toss cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, the coconut, pecans and melted butter until well mixed. Reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of dish.
  3. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and 1/4 cup sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; set aside.
  4. Beat gelatin mixture with electric mixer on low speed until foamy; beat on high speed until light and fluffy (mixture will look like beaten egg whites). Beat in cream cheese mixture just until mixed. Gently stir in pineapple (with juice). Pour into crust-lined dish; smooth top. Sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup crumb mixture over top. Refrigerate about 4 hours or until set. For 18 servings, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows.
Makes 18 servings
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Health Twist
This is a light, refreshing treat, reminiscent of the refrigerator desserts of the '70s. The pecans lend a nutty, crunchy flavor and texture, as well as a boost of good fats and protein.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.