No bake pineapple and cream dessert is a super easy no cook dessert that tastes like something much more time-consuming. Everyone loves these tropical treats which my Aunt Virginia created.
It seems to me that my aunt in Scotland should have been a recipe developer. Everyone who’s tried Aunt Virginia’s pineapple and cream dessert made with Digestives have become huge fans!
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There are so many great dishest hat she has created, and all of them are winners, like her lovely Digestive* treats. The following photo is of her actual dessert which I took last year (note that the color of the cream in Scotland is more yellow, or cream colored, as compared to our US cream).
So it seems fitting that I share this recipe on her birthday! Happy birthday, Aunt Virginia!
*US readers: Digestives are an incredibly popular biscuit (cookie) in the UK. More popular than Oreos!
These have to be one of the easiest desserts ever made. There’s really no need for a recipe. Simply place Digestives on a serving plate (yes, make them right on the serving plate), for as many as you’d like to make, then place a slice of pineapple on top of each biscuit. Spoon a little juice in the center of each ring. (I imagined a little rum would work, too!)
Then either spoon or pipe some freshly whipped cream (in the UK, you can spoon on double cream) into the center of the pineapple ring. Place in the fridge for a few hours before serving, so that the Digestives soften. The pineapple rings and Digestives are the exact same size, so this even looks like a perfect little dessert.
And would I be posting these Pineapple Cream Digestives if they weren’t absolutely delectable? Of course not! I love these little treats and that’s why I asked my Aunt if I could share them with you! Don’t forget, this is the same Aunt Virginia that gave me the recipe for Homemade Bounty & Mounds Bars.
Let me know what you think about either of these great recipes and I’ll pass it on to Aunt Virginia herself; I’m sure she’d love to hear your comments! I do believe Aunt Virginia’s Pineapple and Cream Digestives will make you a fan, too!
Pineapple and Cream Digestive Delights
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Aunt Virginia's Pineapple and Cream Digestives
A super easy dessert recipe that is ready in minutes.
- 6 Digestive biscuits (use McVitie's for best results)
- 6 slices pineapple rings
- 1 cup whipped cream (about 4 oz of whipping cream, whipped)
- Place Digestives on a serving plate.
- Top each one with a pineapple ring and add a little juice to the center.
- Spread or pipe cream into the center of the pineapple and refrigerate until biscuit is soft.
For adults, soak the biscuit with a little rum or your choice of liqueur or spirit, if desired, for a more mature treat.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 160Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is only estimated.
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My aunt was an amazing Baker, she passed many years ago now. She made this dessert but with gingernut biscuits, it is such an easy but delicious recipe. if there was a crowd she would make it as a larger dessert on a platter and slice it. Sometimes simple is all you need. It’s funny how Scottish and Northern Irish desserts are so alike.
Awww, that’s lovely Jayne! Yes, they are similar, and I was happy about that when I went from Ireland to N. Ireland when I visited (desserts and bakes I loved)!
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Would HobNobs or perhaps ginger snaps work? And a tiny drizzle of melted chocolate over the top! Love your site. I’ve been in the USA for 45 years and still crave so much of the British foods we can’t get here!
Yes, I think HobNobs would be really good with this recipe, Fiona! I just got a delivery of British food a few hours ago! We can’t help it, can we?! :)
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What a great dessert…………………..easy and delicious! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of these before but so glad I have the recipe now!
I’m so happy you did, Carol! Such a quick and easy dessert when you don’t have anything prepared!
How about using chocolate coated digestives . Kick them up a notch maybe.
That’s something different! As long as the chocolate is on the bottom, why not?! :)
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