Monday, February 20, 2012

Pineapple Dessert Cake


I want to share great recipes with you, and this is one of those family recipes that has been passed along to me.  I have to be honest with you. This recipe is not one of my favorites (it's not chocolate lol), but there are a lot of family members who loved and still love this dessert.  This recipe came from my dad's mother, Ruby, and I know he loved it.  Ruby was a fantastic cook and Dad always said that I reminded him of her.  It made me feel loved knowing that I reminded him of his mom. When I told Christy what I was making last week, I know that her mouth was watering because she is a big fan of this recipe too. My nephew, Chuck, said that he really liked it, so I sent home the leftovers from the office with him. 

You probably have most the ingredients in your cupboard, so all you have to do is go out and buy some vanilla wafers.  Another ingredient you may want to use is pasteurized eggs or egg beaters, because it  calls for 2 raw eggs.  I have looked this up and found it written that since it is mixed with pineapple, it is OK to eat this mixture.  I, however, don't like to serve others something that might make them sick, so I use pasteurized eggs or egg beaters.  I have always licked the spatulas of every thing I make not worrying about raw eggs, but I have heard of people who have gotten sick from this.  I'll just have to take my chances with that, but I can't serve food with raw eggs to others.  Anyway, it's a quick and easy make ahead dessert and you can't go wrong with it. 

                                                          Ruby's Pineapple Dessert
1 box of vanilla wafers
2 eggs (I use egg beaters)
1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
2 cups sugar
1 - 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple
1/2 - 1 cup chopped pecans

Mix butter with sugar and whip a few minutes.  Add egg substitute, then crushed pineapple and pecans.  Line a 13 x 7.5 inch pan with vanilla wafers.  Spread this on top of the vanilla wafers.  (Put dollops of mixture all over the top of the wafers and carefully spread them over the wafers).  Add another layer of vanilla wafers and then spread the rest of the mixture on top of this.  Add one more layer of vanilla wafers.  When serving, top with cool  whip. 

1 comment:

Christy said...

Yummmy! This really is a special dessert.