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Pineapple Walnut Layered Dessert

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“This is a no bake frozen desert that was handed down from a family friend 30 years ago. It disappears as soon as it hits the table!”
1 pan

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crush vanilla wafers to fine crumbs. Set aside 2 Tbls. Cream butter on mixer to consistency of mayonnaise; add sugar gradually while continuing to cream. Add thawed Cool Whip. Do not mix too much or it will go flat. Add vanilla and mix well. combine pineapple and walnuts and stir until well mixed.
  2. Cut a piece of wax paper to fit the bottom of a 9" spring form pan. Press 1/3 of the wafer crumbs onto the bottom of the pan. Spread with 1/3 of the pineapple mixture and continue to alternate and layer, ending with the pineapple on top. Scatter the reserved 2 Tbls. of wafers on top. Cover with foil and freeze until ready to use. Remove from freezer about 1 hour before serving time.
  3. (you can also use a 2 quart glass casserole dish, 8” x 11.5” x 2”).
  4. Layers.
  5. _________________ Pineapple.
  6. _________________ Wafers.
  7. _________________ Pineapple.
  8. _________________ Wafers.
  9. _________________ Pineapple.
  10. _________________ Wafers.
  11. Note: remove the sides of the spring form pan and the wax paper on the bottom before slicing the dessert.

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