Frozen Pineapple Torte

Looking for a light, refreshing, no-bake dessert? This frozen pineapple torte has vanilla wafer crumbs that surround a lightly sweetened, creamy custard filling.

Looking for a light, refreshing, no-bake dessert? This frozen pineapple torte has vanilla wafer crumbs that surround a lightly sweetened, creamy custard filling.

Frozen Pineapple Torte

Do you want to know what’s the worst?

Summer sickness.

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.

No fun.

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.

 

Looking for a light, refreshing, no-bake dessert? This frozen pineapple torte has vanilla wafer crumbs that surround a lightly sweetened, creamy custard filling.

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.

Looking for a light, refreshing, no-bake dessert? This frozen pineapple torte has vanilla wafer crumbs that surround a lightly sweetened, creamy custard filling.

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.

Looking for a light, refreshing, no-bake dessert? This frozen pineapple torte has vanilla wafer crumbs that surround a lightly sweetened, creamy custard filling.So I’m going to be praying that our household gets healthy and stays healthy so we can go out and enjoy what’s left of the summer.

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.

Looking for a light, refreshing, no-bake dessert? This frozen pineapple torte has vanilla wafer crumbs that surround a lightly sweetened, creamy custard filling.
Looking for a light, refreshing, no-bake dessert? This frozen pineapple torte has vanilla wafer crumbs that surround a lightly sweetened, creamy custard filling.

Frozen Pineapple Torte

4.60 from 5 votes
Looking for a light, refreshing, no-bake dessert? This frozen pineapple torte has vanilla wafer crumbs that surround a lightly sweetened, creamy custard filling.
Servings 12
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 3 large eggs separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Crushed Pineapple in 100% juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8x8 baking pan with waxed paper. Sprinkle 1 cup of vanilla wafer crumbs on the bottom of the lined pan. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, then add the sugar and salt.
  • Drain the juice from the pineapple. Set the pineapple aside and add the juice to the egg yolks. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Cook this mixture in the top part of a double boiler, stirring constantly, until the mixture is slightly thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and add the crushed pineapple. Allow this mixture to cool.
  • Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks, like meringue.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks.
  • Fold the meringue and whipped cream into the pineapple mixture.
  • Pour this mixture over the vanilla wafer crumbs and spread gently to smooth it out.
  • Sprinkle the remaining vanilla wafer crumbs over top the filling.
  • Freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 253

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Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
7 years ago

I try to avoid heating up my oven at all costs when it’s hot like this! This dessert looks like the perfect summer treat!

Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe
7 years ago

This looks amazing! I love no bake desserts in the summer, and this one sounds awesome!

Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe
7 years ago

I LOVE no bake desserts in the summertime! And this one looks delicious!!

Meg @ With Salt and Wit
7 years ago

5 stars
I try to stear clear of baking as much as possible so naturally this dessert is perfection to me! And pineapple? Yes please!

Bam's Kitchen
7 years ago

5 stars
I hope your family is feeling better soon. Summer colds are the worst!!! This dessert sounds like a fun way to get an extra dose of vitamin C.

Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
7 years ago

This looks fresh and perfect for summer!

krish recipes
7 years ago

4 stars
Nice… Looks Yummy 🙂

Stephanie
7 years ago

I just bought a pineapple and am now very tempted to make this torte!

Krista @ Joyful Healthy EAts
7 years ago

Wow! Now this sounds like a dessert that is right up my alley. I am a chocolate lover by nature but next up is pineapple. Cannot wait to try this! YUM!

Chris | Simple Food 365
7 years ago

4 stars
This looks so good. We are going to have to give it a try I think.

MC
7 years ago

This looks like such a simple dessert!

Liz
7 years ago

Yum – thank you. Have a great weekend!

Patti @ CooksRecipeCollection.com
7 years ago

Looks like the perfect summer dessert! Yum!

Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen
7 years ago

With the heat here I am all about a good frozen treat!!! I love the layers and how easy this is to make

Sara
7 years ago

This looks amazing, pineapple desserts are my favorite! My kids have been sick this summer too, and I think my littlest has another cold coming on…sigh. Can’t wait to try this!