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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!


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.

3 from 1 vote

Pineapple Squares Recipe

Dessert 50 mins

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 24
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
My Grandmother's Pineapple Squares were always one of my favorite treats. Simple to make, her pineapple squares are bright with pineapple flavor!


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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  1. 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….

  2. 3 stars
    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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