Monday, December 19, 2005

Mrs. French's Pineapple Squares

1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

2 beaten eggs
1 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

Base: Preheat the oven to 400 F. Mix the flour, butter and brown sugar until crumbly, then pat down in a well-greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 400 F for 10 minutes. Let cool.

Filling: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix together the beaten eggs, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, coconut and pineapple. Pour the filling ingredients onto the cooled crust. Bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until well browned.

These squares may be served with or without a plain icing.

Makes 16 to 18 squares.

* I baked the crust at 350 F for 10 minutes and also used a 9-inch square pan instead of an 8-inch.

Source: Great Canadian Cookies, Bars & Squares, 2002


wintergarden said...

the crust on these came out great.. but the filling - altho very simple - was runny - .. i increased oven temp back up to 400 towards the end... thanks for posting

Anonymous said...

pineapple squares are runny. Best if you freeze them.. then when you take them out.. they are just perfect..