Pineapple Squares

My Grandmother’s Pineapple Squares were always one of my favorite treats. Simple to make, her pineapple squares are bright with pineapple flavor!


The other morning I woke up thinking about these pineapple squares. I couldn’t get them out of my mind. Rich, flaky, and full of that sweet pineapple flavor. I knew I just had to make them or they’d haunt me until I did.

And of course, I just have to share the recipe with you.

You are going to love them, too.

Simple, easy, and down right yummy!

Here’s how I make them.


Mix together butter, flour, and confectioner’s sugar and press into the bottom of a baking dish.

Bake until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and set aside.


Mix together your eggs and sugar. Pour in a can of pineapple tidbits along with the juice.


Add in your flour.


And then your baking powder and cornstarch. Mix all together well.


Pour on top of crust and then pop back into the oven.

I’m going to warn you, your kitchen is going to smell absolutely amazingly delicious and tropical during this step.

Be ready.


Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Now, sprinkle liberally with confectioner’s sugar.

Go ahead, you can always use the excuse that it makes it look prettier that way.


Run a knife along the edge of your baking dish to help release the squares from the dish.

Then go ahead an make it easy on everyone and cut the squares so they can immediately gobble them up.

Cause they will.

Here’s Grandmother’s Pineapple Squares recipe.

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My Grandmother's Pineapple Squares were always one of my favorite treats. Simple to make, her pineapple squares are bright with pineapple flavor!
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 18-ounce can pineapple tidbits (with juice)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar for sprinkling
  1. Crust:
  2. Preheat oven to 350º.
  3. Mix together butter, flour, and confectioner’s sugar.
  4. Press into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  6. Filling :
  7. Mix together eggs, sugar, pineapple along with juice, flour, baking powder, and cornstarch.
  8. Pour over baked crust.
  9. Bake 25 minutes in 350º oven.
  10. Remove from oven and dust with confectioner’s sugar.
  11. Allow to cool, cut into squares, and serve.




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  1. 26

    Cynde says

    I will try these again but I found the crust was too thick so will use a bigger pan and more filling…I guess I will go with fresh pineapple as I found the canned had very little flavor. I also ran out of white flour so had to use wheat which did not help the color but canned pineapple doesn’t have a lot of color. I did not look far enough ahead or I would have saved some of the white flour I used in the crust for the filling and used the wheat for the crust. It is a very simple recipe to make though so I will try it again. Thank you

  2. 27

    dick-o says

    My grandma also made pineapple squares,
    I’m going to use what you have but add a crust top and use the powder sugar to make a frosting that is lightly spread on the top crust…..that is how my nana made them……but I don’t have the recipe, yours sounds delicious….will let you know, off to the store…..thank you very much…….it’s going to be like going back more than 50 years for these….

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    I’m pretty sure that I’m going to be dreaming about these tonight! I love lemon bars but to be fair…I love pineapple more.

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    Ive never seen pineapple squares before! My mums all time favourite cakey thing is pineapple upside-down cake and we both love lemon bars so I think she would love these, i might well try these for a change as a surprise :) they look so easy too! Thank you for the recipe and i will let you know if (/when!) i get round to making them :)

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