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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Pineapple Squares Recipe

My Grandmother's Pineapple Squares were always one of my favorite treats. Simple to make, her pineapple squares are bright with pineapple flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple squares
Servings: 24
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (18-ounce) can pineapple tidbits with juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar for dusting


Pineapple Squares Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Mix together butter, flour, and confectioner’s sugar with an electric mixer. Press into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

Pineapple Squares Filling:

  • Mix together eggs, sugar, pineapple tidbuts including their juices, flour, baking powder, and cornstarch until well combined. Pour over the baked crust.
  • Place into the oven and bake until set, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Dust with confectioner’s sugar.
  • Allow to cool completely and serve.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5.7% | Calcium: 1.4% | Iron: 4.9%



26 comments on “Pineapple Squares”

  1. These look wonderful. The colors are so vibrant. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum! Refreshing change from the typical lemon bars!

  3. Oh I can’t wait to try these!! That crust sounds amazing!! 🙂

  4. yep, these are right up my alley! Delicious!

  5. Oh holy deliciousness! How perfectly fun for summer. Love love!

  6. Wow, I can taste these. Will you make these for me when we play next?

  7. These are beautiful!

  8. 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 🙂

  9. Definitely look yummy!

  10. Yep, that ha “breakfast” written all over it.

  11. My mom and I are making these for sure! 😀 I just need to buy the pineapple can and i’m ready to go 😀

  12. Mmmmmm, I cab just smell those! *heaven*

  13. Mmm, a shortbread crust and a creamy pineapple topping sounds irresistible!

  14. Robyn, this looks downright amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  15. These look wonderfully refreshing. It is so hot here, it is just what I need to make. Thanks for a great recipe!

  16. These look so refreshing, Robyn! Like summer in a pan.

  17. Yum! I’ve had pineapples on my mind all month. These look soo good. And not too hard to make! Thanks for sharing!

  18. 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.

  19. Oh man, I made these and they were delicious! Thanks for a fantastic recipe.

  20. I just made these bars. They are sooooo delicious! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  21. I made these with fresh pineapple and fresh pineapple juice and they were fantastic! Thanks!

  22. 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….

  23. 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

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