Pineapple-Cherry Squares Dessert

And now a dessert from my grandmother that I don’t particularly recall. It looks decadent, though.

This recipe was found in a book called Galley Finale: A Collection of Mariner Soups, Sloops, and Other Incredible Edibles which was put out by The Presbyterian Church of Fair Oaks, Ca in 1978.

Pinapple-Cherry Squares Dessert by My Grandma

1 1/2 c. fine vanilla wafer crumbs
1 1/3 c. flaked or shredded coconut
1 1/2 c. sifted confectioners sugar
2 eggs
1 (9 oz.) can or 1 c. drained crushed pineapple
3/4 c. or less chopped and drained maraschino cherries
1 c. heavy cream, whipped
1/2 c. butter or margarine

Place 1/2 the crumbs in bottom of 9x9x2 inch pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 coconut. Cream butter and add the sifted powdered sugar. Cream until light. Add 1 egg at a time and beat well. Spread this butter mixture in a layer over the crumb and coconut mixture.

Beat cream until it holds peaks, then add nuts, pineapple, and cherries and fold in carefully. Then spread over other layer in pan. Sprinkle top with rest of crumbs and coconut. Chill 4 hours or overnight. Cut in squares.

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