Looking for a light, refreshing, no-bake dessert? This frozen pineapple torte has vanilla wafer crumbs that surround a lightly sweetened, creamy custard filling.
Do you want to know what’s the worst?
Our household has been fighting colds for what seems like most of the June and July so far. We’ve had fevers, coughing, asthma problems, stuffy noses, hurt fingers. You name it, we’ve had it. The winter season was great for us as far as sicknesses went. But now that it’s sunny and warm, we’re sick and stuck inside.
So since we can’t go outside, I’m bringing summer inside. Nothing says “summer dessert” like crushed pineapple and whipped cream.
Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for Frozen Pineapple Torte with Crushed Pineapple.
This quick pineapple torte is officially a no bake dessert, but it is a “cooked” dessert. The base of this recipe starts with a cooked custard (the milk is added later): egg yolks, salt and sugar get cooked in a double boiler, then the juice from the pineapple is added in along with a touch of lemon juice. You’ll let this mixture cool while you whip up a quick meringue with the egg whites. Then you’ll beat the heavy whipping cream until it is light and fluffy. Add the meringue and whipped cream to the crushed pineapple and you get a light, fluffy mixture that will get frozen between layers of crushed vanilla wafers.
This easy pineapple torte had such a familiar, comforting flavor, but I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what it reminded me of. It had a slight taste of cheesecake, a hint of a ridiculously good tropical cake, and the coolness of my favorite smoothie. Desserts that bring so many things to mind are the best. True comfort food for these sick souls.
And until that happens, you’ll find me at my favorite spot on the couch with a blanket and a slice of this Frozen Pineapple Torte.