This recipe was handed down to me by my Great Aunt Mary. It is quick and simple to make and everyone loves it! My family doesn't use the nuts when we make it but a friend suggested I include it in the recipe. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
15
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 9x13-inch pan.

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  • Spread half the crushed wafers in the prepared pan.

  • Beat confectioners' sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy; add eggs and whipped topping. Beat until fully incorporated. Fold pineapple and pecans into mixture. Pour pineapple mixture over crushed wafers; top with remaining crushed wafers. Refrigerate until set, about 24 hours.

Cook's Note:

Tips for crushing wafers: put into large resealable bag and use a rolling pin or if you have a good blender/food processor use that. Once broken down into smaller pieces can make it finer by using a fork in a bowl.

Nutrition Facts

363 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 37.3g 12% DV; fat 23.5g 36% DV; cholesterol 41.1mg 14% DV; sodium 138.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2013
I LOVE this recipe! The desert is cool and refreshing and light. If vanilla wafers aren't around a classic graham cracker crust also works well. Make sure you use pasteurized eggs and fresh strawberries make a beautiful finish to the top! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2013
I LOVE this recipe! The desert is cool and refreshing and light. If vanilla wafers aren't around a classic graham cracker crust also works well. Make sure you use pasteurized eggs and fresh strawberries make a beautiful finish to the top! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2013
This is my husband's favorite recipe known simply as 'pineapple squares'. I searched high and low for the recipe which used to be on the box of vanilla wafers. I make it with whipped cream instead of non-dairy whipped topping and the pecans add an extra special touch. Definitely a keeper! Read More