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No Bake Pineapple Pie with Cool Whip

It’s easy to make this no bake pineapple pie with Cool Whip with simple ingredients. One of the things I particularly enjoy about it is that it’s an all-season pie.

pineapple cream pie with slice cut out of it

It’s perfect for the holiday table or special occasion. And it’s a delicious treat to serve on a hot summer day.

I highly recommend reading this entire post before you begin preparing the recipe. However, if all you want is the list of ingredients with full directions, please either click on the jump-to-recipe button above or scroll to the bottom of this post.

Delicious Pineapple Pie

This pineapple pie recipe doesn’t require the use of an oven, which is nice. If you’re making a holiday dinner, dessert won’t have to compete with the turkey or ham.

And on warm days, you won’t have to heat up the kitchen. That makes this pie the perfect summer dessert.

It’s such an easy recipe to whip up when you want a delicious dessert. I used canned pineapple, but if you have fresh pineapple, you may use that. 

slice of pineapple pie in front of the whole pie

I love any kind of pineapple dessert. In addition to pineapple pie, I make this super easy pineapple dump cake

The whole thing takes just a few minutes to throw together in a pan. In fact, it’s probably the easiest dessert I make.

It’s so delicious with either ice cream or whipped cream on top. I often make whipped cream from scratch with heavy whipping cream and a touch of sugar.

The pineapple flavor is definitely one I will always love. This pineapple smoothie has pineapple chunks and pineapple juice. Mmm, so good!

Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make this pie. And it’s nice that everything is available at any grocery store.

can of crushed pineapple and pie crust

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Crushed pineapple
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Whipped topping (Cool Whip or your favorite generic brand)
  • Graham cracker crust 
whipped topping, sugar, and cream cheese

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

I used a pre-made graham cracker crust. However, you can crush your own graham crackers. Either way, the graham cracker pie crust adds the perfect foundation to the pie.

If you make your own homemade graham cracker crust, put a sleeve of graham crackers in your food processor. Process until you have crumbs. 

Then add a stick of melted butter. Process again to mix it. Press the crust into a pie plate. Now you have the pie shell.

If you prefer, you can make this with Nilla wafers instead of graham crackers. It’s good either way. 

I used granulated sugar, but you can use powdered sugar if you prefer. It’s a very forgiving and simple dessert that you’ll want to make over and over.

slice of pineapple pie on a black plate

Preparation

The first thing I like to do is assemble all of my ingredients to make sure I have everything I need. You’ll also need a large bowl and a mixer. 

I used a hand mixer, but you can use a stand mixer if you prefer. An electric mixer makes it easy to incorporate the sugar into the cream cheese.

You’ll also need a large spoon. A spatula is optional. And of course, you’ll need a pie server after it’s done.

How to Make a No Bake Pineapple Pie

This is sort of an old school recipe. However, I’ve spoken to a lot of people who have never tried it.

First of all, drain the pineapple. It has to be completely drained.

If there’s any juice floating around, the pie won’t set. I use a spoon to press it against the colander.

cream cheese and sugar in a bowl

Combine the softened cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl.

cream cheese and sugar mixed with an electric hand mixer

Mix it thoroughly with your electric mixer.

Scoop out a couple tablespoons of the drained pineapple and set that aside.

pineapple added to cream cheese mixture

Add the majority of the pineapple to the cream cheese mixture.

Stir it well to distribute the pineapple.

whipped topping added to pineapple and cream cheese mixture

Now scoop about 2/3 of the whipped topping into the bowl.

Fold it into the cream cheese and pineapple mixture. Don’t stir too vigorously, or the whipped topping might lose its fluffiness.

pineapple pie filling in pie crust

Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust.

Spread the pineapple pie filling evenly.

whipped topping spread over the pie

Top the mixture with the remaining 1/3 of the whipped topping.

crushed pineapple sprinkled over the top of the pineapple pie

Now sprinkle the pineapple that you set aside over the top of the pie to garnish.

If you have pineapple slices, you can use those instead. There’s no wrong way to garnish this pie.

You can also add maraschino cherries to make it even more colorful. I didn’t have any, or I would have done that. Just make sure to pat the cherries dry, or the color will bleed onto the pie.

slice of pineapple pie on a plate beside the pie

Place the pie in the refrigerator and leave it for a couple of hours to set. I prefer to let it set longer so that it’s easier to cut.

How to Keep Leftover Pineapple Pie

If you’re serving a small group of people, there’s a good chance you won’t have any leftover pie. However, if there is any left, it will be good in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

I don’t typically freeze cream pies because sometimes the texture will change. However, if you choose to freeze it, put it in an airtight container first to prevent freezer burn. 

Slice of pineapple pie on a plate and pie on a plate

See this recipe shared at Weekend Potluck, Meal Plan Sunday, and Full Plate Thursday.

More Delicious Dessert Recipes

If you’re a dessert lover, you probably like to have a variety of sweet treats on hand. Here are some recipes that are easy to make and absolutely delicious!

2-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cakes – These are individual servings baked in ramekins. Anyone you serve this to will know they’re special.

Oreo Pudding Pie – Here is another delicious no bake cream pie that is always a huge hit.

Tiger Butter Fudge – If you want to impress someone, make this yummy tiger butter fudge from Back to My Southern Roots!

Microwave Scotcheroos – This treat is super easy to make and so fun to eat!

slice of no bake pineapple cream pie

No Bake Pineapple Pie Recipe with Cool Whip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

No bake pineapple pie is easy to make and delicious for any special occasion.

Ingredients

  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 ounce container whipped topping (Cool Whip or generic)
  • Prepared graham cracker crust

Instructions

  1. Drain the pineapple. Make sure it is completely drained, or the pie won’t set and you’ll have a sloshy mess.
  2. In a large bowl, combined softened cream cheese and sugar. Mix thoroughly. I used a hand mixer.
  3. Add all but 2 tablespoons of drained pineapple and stir.
  4. Gently fold in about 2/3 of the whipped topping.
  5. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. 
  6. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the pie filling.
  7. Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of crushed pineapple over the whipped topping.
  8. Place in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours to set.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 395Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 29mgSodium 205mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 1gSugar 34gProtein 4g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Tammy

Wednesday 5th of October 2022

What a fun dessert! I love how easy and simple this is to make when you need something sweet in a pinch.

southernhomeexpress

Thursday 6th of October 2022

Hi Tammy! You're so right! It is a fun dessert ... and it's absolutely delicious!

Joanne

Thursday 29th of September 2022

This sounds delicious. I love no-bake desserts; especially in the summer.

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