Monday, May 01, 2006

Mrs. French's Pineapple Squares

I decided to try another recipe from Great Canadian Cookies, Bars & Squares since the Cherry Chews went over so well. This time I made Mrs. French's Pineapple Squares which comes from a "cookbook featuring favourite recipes of the ladies of the Drumheller Salvation Army Home League". Yeah Alberta!

The squares themselves are a snap to assemble and bake. They bake up a beautiful lightly-browned warm yellow colour. The crust is similar to shortbread and the filling is a gooey mixture much akin to the cherry chews but contains pineapple and coconut. The bars are amazing once they have cooled. The brown sugar in the crust gives the bars a rich buttery flavour and the filling is not runny nor hard and crunchy. They are perfectly moist and not overly sweet making them ideal to eat anytime. They can be served plain, with a dusting of icing sugar or a drizzle of plain vanilla glaze. It doesn't matter how you eat these bars - they most certainly will be enjoyed!

Recipe: Mrs. French's Pineapple Squares


darien said...

Yeah Alberta indeed! Man those look good. Yup, still on weight watchers and lurking :-)

spicehut said...

yummy ! I think I have all the ingredients...must try it soon.

Canadian Baker said...

Hi Darien - Glad you're still here! Lurk all you like. :)

Spicehut - If you try them, let me know how they turn out for you. :)

Tania said...

When I was little and we'd go for Sunday lunch to my godfather's house, my Aunty Katya would always have pineapple squares just like these for dessert. Thanks for the sweet trip down memory lane! :-)

Canadian Baker said...

Tania - You're welcome!