Pineapples may seem like a really niche ingredient, but with a little bit of love and all the recipes on our list it can be transformed into a bunch of different scrumptious treats. You’ll love charming and impressing crowds with these creative twists on classic cakes, pies, and other pineapple desserts.

Pineapple Crisp

Pineapple Crisp

nurturedhomes.com

Anything peaches and apples can do pineapples can do better! Even thought that may be subjective, you’re sure to love the novelty of this pineapple crisp recipe.


Pineapple Foster

Pineapple Foster

nurturedhomes.com

There’s no need to heat up the house in summer with an over when you have this stovetop recipe in your cookbook. The best part is that this pineapple foster can be made ahead of time so you’re not wrestling with fresh pineapple the same day as hosting.


Maple Syrup Air Fryer Pineapple with Lime and Chili

Maple Syrup Air Fryer Pineapple with Lime and Chili

nurturedhomes.com

Pineapple is the perfect fruit to combine with the tartness of lime and spiciness of chilis. If you’ve got an air fryer this recipe is hands down the next one that should be on your list of recipes to try.


Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecakes

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecakes

nurturedhomes.com

Level up your upside down cake by making it out of cheesecake. These individualized servings are the perfect portion for both the curious and calorie conscious.


Pineapple Coconut Cake Bars

Pineapple Coconut Cake Bars

nurturedhomes.com

Pineapple and coconut are a pairing as old as time. Why not give them a fresh new look with this cake bar recipe? You’re breakfast routine will thank us later.


Rum-Roasted Baked Pineapple Spears

Rum-Roasted Baked Pineapple Spears

nurturedhomes.com

Live your best Pirates of the Carribean fantasies with these rum-roasted pinapple spears. Even Captain Jack Sparrow won’t mind if the rum’s gone since it will be in your delectable dessert.


Chinese Pineapple Buns

Chinese Pineapple Buns

nurturedhomes.com

Authentic Chinese buns are not out of the realm of possibility for you and your kitchen with this recipe. It’s got lots of tips and tricks for how to make this asthetically and tastebud pleasing snack.


Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Fresh Pineapple

Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Fresh Pineapple

nurturedhomes.com

Want to improve upon that pineapple, cherry kebab dessert you’ve been bringing to family gathering for years? Try out this simple and straightforward upside down cake recipe for the same great taste in cake form.


Brown Sugar Roasted Pineapples

Brown Sugar Roasted Pineapples

4sonrus.com

Whether you make this as a side dish or experiment with it as a filling, you’ll love this brown sugar roasted pineapple recipe. It has all the halmarks of a family favorite: brown sugar, nuts, and a casserole dish.


Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

4sonrus.com

Pancakes… breakfast food or dessert? You decide with this pineapple upside down pancake recipe. Not only is it delicious, it also looks great for serving during brunches.


No-Bake Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie

No-Bake Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie

blessedbeyondcrazy.com

Turn off the oven and turn up the flavor with this no-bake cream cheese pie. What’s even better is you can adapt it to be glutenfree with the right crust or even try out vegan cream bases for your loved ones with dietary restrictions.


Pineapple Parfaits

Pineapple Parfaits

blessedbeyondcrazy.com

Pineapple Parfait is both fun to say and fun to make. Keep it gluten free or add your favorite crumble you’ve found in one of our other listicles.


Pineapple Coffee Cake

Pineapple Coffee Cake

craftycookingmama.com

Start your day with a pop of pineapple and burst of caffeine. Add some cherries, chopped nuts, and/or coconut shavings for an even more flavorful breakfast or dessert.


Crumbl Copycat Pina Colada Cookies

Crumbl Copycat Pina Colada Cookies

emilyfabulous.com

Cookies are the among the most shareable desserts around. Impress everyone at the next bake sale or gathering with these cookies that are cocktails in name only.


Pina Colada Ice Pops

Pina Colada Ice Pops

faithfullyglutenfree.com

These alcohol free popsicles serve up all the deliciousness of a Pina Colada with zero hangover. Since they use coconut milk, they’re even vegan friendly.


French Pineapple Cake

French Pineapple Cake

foodtasticmom.com

Shake things up by baking your pineapple right into the cake rather than using it as a topping. This straightforward baked good pairs well with any whipped cream or glaze recipe you’ll find this and our other lists.


Pineapple Fluff

Pineapple Fluff

thecountrycook.net

This Cool Whip based dessert is ready for your personalization. You can substitute the coconut flavored incgredients for cherries, nuts, or even just vanilla depending on your mood.


Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

realhousemoms.com

We’ve all heard of banana bread, but when was the last time you saw some pinapple and said, “Hmm… let me get my loaf pan.” Nows the time to try this extra moist, super scrumptious breakfast or dessert baked good.


Pineapple Sorbet

Pineapple Sorbet

theclevermeal.com

All you need for a refreshing evening is three ingredients, a blender, and a freezer. This pineapple sorbet can be enjoyed by itself or with any of the other wonderful sorbet recipes we’ve written about lately.


Pineapple Poke Cake

Pineapple Poke Cake

simpleasthatblog.com

This recipe will have you saying: “I choose you pineapple poke cake.” With a well-stocked pantry that includes canned pineapple, you can make this cake whenever the mood strikes. So instead of celebrating “Christmas in July,” you’ll get to celebrate July during a blizzard.


Pineapple Delight

Pineapple Delight

spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com

Cake-like decadence sans oven? Yes please! This cream cheese, whipped cream, and graham cracker based pineapple dessert is just what you need on the days when it’s too hot to even think of an oven or stove.


Pineapple Dole Whip

Pineapple Dole Whip

instrupix.com

This Disney inspired Dole Whip is perfect for both topping any drink or cocktail and for eating on its own. So go ahead and cue up the Lilo and Stitch soundtrack you’ve been jamming out to.


Fluffy Pineapple Cookies with Orange Glaze

Fluffy Pineapple Cookies with Orange Glaze

jamhands.net

Citrus lovers will go wild over these fluffy and fresh cookies. The whole recipe takes just under half an hour so you can enjoy making multiple batches or stocking up on its simple orange glaze for other recipes.


Pineapple Rice Pudding

Pineapple Rice Pudding

centslessdeals.com

If you’re the type of person who loves fruit and cottage cheese together, then this creamy rice pudding with pineapple is right up your alley. The Shortcut Kitchen even provides in depth tips on the best rice for your pudding and how to transform the normally savory staple into your next favorite sweet treat.


Pineapple Pretzel Salad

Pineapple Pretzel Salad

bubbapie.com

Salty and sweet fans will also love this pineapple, cream cheese, and pretzel recipe. Plus, its so easy and quick that you’ll never show up to a picnic or cook out with a storebought dessert again.


Pineapple Juice Cake

Pineapple Juice Cake

southernbite.com

Simplicity can be as delicoius as extravagance, and this pineapple juice cake proves it. You’ll love eating slice after slice either plain or with your favorite syrup from one of our recipe lists.


Southern Pineapple Pound Cake

Southern Pineapple Pound Cake

melissassouthernstylekitchen.com

What’s the difference between a cream cheese frosting and a cream cheese glaze? Find out at Melissa’s Southern Style kitchen. With this recipe in your back pocket, you’ll impress any baker in your life.


Pineapple Sunshine Cake

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

bigbearswife.com

We love a cake recipe that calls for boxed cake mix. This sunshine cake knows that your time is valuable, so it helps you put together the perfect pinapple treat quickly so you can move on to the next thing on your to-do list.


Pineapple Curd

Pineapple Curd

sugarsaltmagic.com

Spreadable pineapple is perfect for pairing with all the baked goods on this list or just having around to transform any pastry into a tropical treat. If you’ve never made curd before, Sugar Salt Magic does a great job of walking you through the process.


More Good Dessert Recipes:

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  • Strawberry Desserts
  • Watermelon Desserts
  • Raspberry Desserts
  • Peach Desserts
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