Pineapple Cheesecake

What You’ll Need

  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces)¬†cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 16 ounces whipped¬†topping

How to Make It

In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs with the granulated sugar and melted butter. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the crumbs in a small bowl and set aside. Press the remaining crumbs into the bottom of an 8 to 9-inch springform pan. Put the crust in the refrigerator to chill while you make the filling.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese with the confectioners’ sugar until fluffy; add the crushed pineapple and blend well.

Fold the whipped topping into the pineapple mixture.

Spread the filling over the chilled crust and sprinkle with the reserved graham cracker crumbs; cover with plastic wrap and chill thoroughly before serving.

Makes 8 to 12 servings.

Tips and Variations

  • If you prefer a baked graham cracker crust, bake the crust in a preheated 350 F (180 C/Gas 4) oven for about 8 to 10 minutes. Chill before filling.
  • Add a 1 to 2 tablespoons of finely chopped pecans to the graham cracker bottom crust mixture.
  • Double the crust ingredients for a thicker bottom crust.