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Oct 6, 2009

PINEAPPLE SQUARES

PINEAPPLE SQUARES

Crust:

1/2 cup butter
3 tbsp. confectioners sugar
1 cup sifted flour

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine mixture for crust and spread evenly in a greased 8 inch square pan. Bake 20 minutes, or until golden and set. Remove from oven and set aside.


Filling:

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pure vanilla
3/4 cup finely chopped almonds or macadamia nuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 12 oz can chunk pineapple, drained

Beat eggs and gradually add sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Beat at medium speed of electric mixture until smooth.
Add finely chopped nuts, coconut and drained pineapple.

Spread the mixture over the baked crust. Bake 35 minutes more at 350°F.

Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes before cutting into squares.

Refrigerate.