A family favorite for pineapple lovers.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To Make Pineapple Filling: Mix 1 cup crushed pineapple and juice (8 1/4-ounce can), 1 cup sugar, 2 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch, 1 Tablespoon butter, and 1 cup water in saucepan. Cook until thickened, cool.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Cream together shortening and sugar thoroughly. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in rolled oats. Press and flatten half of the mixture over bottom of a 13 x 9 1/2 x 2 inch greased pan. Spread with cooled filling.

  • Top with remaining crumb mixture, patting lightly. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. While warm cut into bars and remove from pan.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 29.3g 10% DV; fat 7.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 1.3mg; sodium 130mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2007
These ROCK!! The only changes I made to the ingredients were to add 1 TBL. lemon juice to the filling and 1 TBL. vanilla to the crust/topping. I have NO idea how this is supposed to fit in to a 13 by 9; I sure didn't have enough stuff so I stuck it in an 8 by 8 pan and they came out SO yummy! I will ABSOLUTELY make these again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2004
I tried this looking for something without nuts. I found the topping was a little much and will cut it back to about one third rather than one half of the crumb mixture. I also substituted one cup pineapple juice for the water in the filling and added a sprinkle of ground ginger. Although I was a little disappointed (it would make a great pineapple crisp) the filling was so good that I will give this another try and see if it's just me or the recipe. Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2007
These ROCK!! The only changes I made to the ingredients were to add 1 TBL. lemon juice to the filling and 1 TBL. vanilla to the crust/topping. I have NO idea how this is supposed to fit in to a 13 by 9; I sure didn't have enough stuff so I stuck it in an 8 by 8 pan and they came out SO yummy! I will ABSOLUTELY make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2008
Pretty good. I'd recommend using pineapple juice or some kind of citrus juice instead of 1 cup of water. I also added cinnamon and used margarine instead of shortening. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
I read the reviews before i made this dessert. I used fresh pineapple(about 2 Cups). i used my chopper to chop my pineapple and used all the juice from that (4-6 oz). I also added lemon extract to filling and vanilla extract to crumb. I say crumb but it came out more like a cookie topping (maybe because i used more oats and also used marg instead of shortening) Oh i omitted the salt and water all together. They came out amazing! My daughter and grndkids LOVED them! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2004
I tried this looking for something without nuts. I found the topping was a little much and will cut it back to about one third rather than one half of the crumb mixture. I also substituted one cup pineapple juice for the water in the filling and added a sprinkle of ground ginger. Although I was a little disappointed (it would make a great pineapple crisp) the filling was so good that I will give this another try and see if it's just me or the recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2006
very good family loved it. cooked pineapple filling to low boil for 1 min. and used butter flavored shortening. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
Excellent! I used fresh pineapple and add 1 tp of cinnamon to crumb topping and 1/2 tp of vanilla to filling. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
This is a wonderful easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2010
This turned out pretty good. My topping was a little too dry for my taste so I may use butter instead of shortening next time. I also used pineapple juice instead of the cup of water. I also added freshly ground nutmeg and cinnamon to the topping and filling. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
4.5 really... My husband loved them & ate pretty much the entire pan. They have amazing flavor but I had an issue with the consistency. Something I'll just work on the next time I make them... Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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