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Pineapple Crisp Recipe

I love tangy desserts but I really don’t have an extra sweet tooth. My favorite desserts involve anything like lemon or pineapple. There are lots of lemon-flavored desserts, but not so many recipes with pineapple.

Pineapple Crisp Recipe

Say hello to pineapple crisp! It’s got a crunchy top, a slight cinnamon and nutmeg flavor, and a pineapple bottom that gives this dessert that perfect sweet and tangy balance that I find irresistible. As I said, there aren’t many crushed pineapple recipes out there, so make sure to save this one if you love citrus desserts like me. I love to eat it with vanilla ice cream or with cottage cheese. You should give it a try!

“The full recipe with ingredients can be found in the recipe card below.”

How To Make Pineapple Crisp?

  1. This dessert is easy and quick to put together. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Place the drained crushed pineapple in the bottom of a 9 x 9-inch casserole dish (or a medium one like mine).
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the flour, sugar, beaten egg, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. I like to use a fork. The result will look like coarse sand. Spoon this mixture on top of the pineapple as evenly as you can.
  4. Pour the melted butter over the sugar and flour mixture slowly and evenly. Bake for 30-35 mins or until the top is brown and crispy.

Pineapple Crisp Recipe

Make It Ahead Of Time

You can either assemble the whole dish and freeze it unbaked, or you can prepare the flour and sugar mixture ahead of time and keep it in the fridge.

That way, the day you want to bake your dessert, all you have to do is assemble. If you choose to freeze the unbaked, fully assembled dessert, thaw it in the refrigerator the night before baking it.

Cooking Tips

  1. If you like your crisp with a bit of syrup on the bottom, add a couple of tablespoons of the drained juice to the crushed pineapple.
  2. Do not stress if you can’t pour the melted butter entirely, even on the flour and sugar mixture. It’s ok if you miss a couple of spots.
  3. If you like a more “chunky” crisp, use diced pineapple instead of crushed.

Can I Freeze The Leftovers?

Yes, you can. Just make sure you place them in an airtight container or wrap the casserole dish with several layers of plastic wrap and one final layer of foil.

If you don’t have pineapples you can make The Best Peach Crisp, which is just as delicious. Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake Recipe is another of my favorite pineapple recipes, as well as Pineapple Pecan Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and my Incredibly Moist and Easy Carrot Cake. 

Pineapple Crisp Recipe

Pineapple Crisp Recipe

Yield: 8 - SERVINGS
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Pineapple crisp has a crunchy top, a slight cinnamon and nutmeg flavor, and a pineapple bottom that give it a perfect sweet and tangy balance.


  • 2- 20 oz cans of crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 stick of butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the drained pineapple in the bottom of a 9 x 9-inch casserole dish.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, using a fork, mix the flour, sugar, beaten egg, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. It should resemble coarse sand. Spoon the mixture on top of the crushed pineapple
  3. Pour the melted butter on top of the sugar/flour mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes or until brown and crispy
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 3.6g

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Friday 4th of February 2022

i made this and it was so delicious i just added a little twist to it and use a cake mix instead of flour and it was so good and moist

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