Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Pineapple Bars Recipe
The other week, I had a strong craving for lemon bars. The problem is that I actually don't like lemon desserts. To me they taste like a bathroom cleaner. Bleh. So, I decided to make a yellow bar dessert with a fruit that had similar color and acidity: pineapple! Not only pineapple, but an actual, fresh pineapple. No canned stuff in this dessert. I think these festive bars would look great on a spring party table or for a refreshing Easter Sunday treat. Of course, they are very easy to make because that's my style, and you only need a few basic ingredients.
What I liked about them is that they were sweet but not unbearably so. The pineapple flavor is light but refreshing, and the color is gorgeous without needing any chemicals or dyes. They disappeared from the plate quickly, and I will definitely make them again .
1/2 fresh pineapple chopped
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup softened butter
2 cups of white sugar
1. Mix 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and the butter in a medium bowl until well combined.
2. Preheat oven to 350. Spread the mixture in a 9x13 ungreased pan. Bake the mixture for 20 minutes until firm.
3. In a different bowl whisk 1/4 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups flour. Whisk in the eggs and the pineapple. Try to collect as much pineapple juice as possible and pour it into the mixture. Whisk until well combined.
4. Pour the pineapple mixture on top of the baked crust.
5. Cook the dessert in the 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until the pineapple doesn't jiggle when shaken.
6. Cut the pineapple dessert into 2x2 inch bars and place on a cute plate.