4.50 from 144 votes

Pineapple Pie

A creamy, tropical pineapple pie with a twist. This easy dessert is filled with cream cheese, vanilla, and pineapple chunks!

Pineapple Pie - A creamy, tropical pie with a twist. This easy dessert is filled with cream cheese, vanilla, and pineapple chunks!


Looking for a delicious dessert that’s always a crowd-pleaser? Try this pineapple pie recipe! It only requires a handful of simple ingredients plus canned pineapple and a frozen pie crust for one of the easiest pies you’ll ever whip up. 

The bottom layer is sweet pineapple topped with a creamy, smooth cheesecake-like layer. It’s so good. If you’re looking for a new recipe to add to your dessert rotation, this one won’t disappoint.

Make this pie for Easter — the beautiful yellow color fits right in. It’s delicious any time of year, though, especially in the warm days of summer when you’re craving those tropical flavors.

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    Are you crazy for pineapple flavor? If so, you’ll also love these Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes, this creamy Pineapple Ice Cream, and my delicious Pineapple Cake. For brunch, try these scrumptious Pineapple Tarts.

    Why You’ll Love This Easy Pineapple Pie

    • Tropical flavor in every bite — perfect for a hot summer day.
    • Uses a pre-made crust to save time.
    • Great for potlucks and special occasions!
    • Easy recipe that uses simple ingredients — no fancy foods here.
    • Delicious with a big dollop of whipped cream and a cherry on top.
    Pineapple Pie - A creamy, tropical pie with a twist. This easy dessert is filled with cream cheese, vanilla, and pineapple chunks!

    Ingredients 

    • Cream Cheese: Make sure it’s softened to room temperature. This will make it easier to beat with the sugar and avoid a lumpy pie mixture.
    • Sugar: You’ll need 1 cup of granulated sugar total, divided into half cups. 
    • Salt: A little salt helps balance the flavors and actually brings out the sweetness of the pie even more. Don’t skip the salt!
    • Eggs: Eggs help give structure and richness to baked goods like pie. You’ll need two large eggs for this one.
    • Milk: I used dairy milk, but you can substitute almond milk or another plant-based milk if needed.
    • Vanilla Extract: Pure vanilla extract adds to the sweet flavor of this tropical pie.
    • Cornstarch: Just a bit of corn starch helps thicken up the pineapple filling, giving it a perfect thick, creamy texture.
    • Pineapple: I used canned crushed pineapple in pineapple juice, but fresh pineapple or frozen pineapple (thawed) will work in this recipe, too.
    • Pie Crust: Using a frozen pie crust helps this recipe come together more easily, but feel free to use a homemade crust if you have one you like.
    Ingredients to make pineapple pie.

    How to Make Creamy Pineapple Pie

    • Step One: Heat oven to 400°F. Get a large bowl and beat together cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and salt until smooth. Add in eggs, milk and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Set aside.
    Steps to make pineapple pie.
    • Step Two: To make the second layer, stir together cornstarch, 1/2 cup sugar and crushed pineapple in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and let it boil for 2 minutes. Be sure to stir constantly.
    • Step Three: Let the mixture cool a few minutes and then pour the pineapple pie filling into your pie shell.
    Steps to make pineapple pie.
    • Step Four: Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the pineapple mixture. Bake for 10 minutes at 400°F and then reduce the temperature to 325°F and bake an additional 50 to 55 minutes, or until the center is set. Let cool before cutting into slices. Serve with whipped topping and a cherry on top (optional).
    Steps to make pineapple pie.
    Pineapple Pie - A creamy, tropical pie with a twist. This easy dessert is filled with cream cheese, vanilla, and pineapple chunks!

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    What to Serve with Pineapple Pie

    Personally, I think pie is best served with a big dollop of whipped cream or Cool Whip and maraschino cherries on top. Don’t forget a nice cup of coffee to wash it down with.

    But if you’re looking for main dishes, why not continue the pineapple theme? These BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas are delicious and kid-friendly, while my Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken is a wonderful dish when you’re craving takeout.

    Pineapple Pie Recipe Tips and Tricks 

    • If the edges of your pie start to get too brown in the oven, place some aluminum foil around the rim and edge of the pie crust.
    • Let the pie set up for at least 2 hours in the fridge before serving for best results.
    • If you’re using sweetened canned pineapple, reduce the sugar to ¼ cup instead of ½ cup.
    • Add a top crust to make a more decorative pie. A lattice top would look lovely.
    • Keep the unbaked pie shell chilled until you’re ready to pour the pie filling in.
    Pineapple Pie - A creamy, tropical pie with a twist. This easy dessert is filled with cream cheese, vanilla, and pineapple chunks!

    Variations and Substitutions 

    • Use brown sugar instead of white. Brown sugar pairs beautifully with the sweet and tart flavor of the pineapple. You can substitute half or all of the granulated sugar with brown sugar.
    • Make it gluten free. Substitute a gluten-free pie crust instead of the regular one.
    • Add lemon juice for tartness. If you like your pie a little more on the tart side, add a teaspoon of lemon juice. You can also add lemon zest to the pie pastry if you’re making your own pie crust.
    • Mix in some coconut flakes. A couple tablespoons of coconut flakes can add texture and even more tropical flavor to the pie.
    • Make it with a 1-to-1 sugar substitute. If you’re looking for a sugar-free version, try it with your favorite sugar substitute that measures the same as sugar.
    • Try vegan pineapple pie. Sub with vegan cream cheese, flax eggs, and plant-based milk. Make sure your pie shell is vegan, too.

    Storage Instructions 

    Refrigerator: Because this pie contains dairy, you should store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.

    Can I Freeze Pineapple Pie? 

    Yes, you can freeze pineapple pie for up to 3 months! Wrap individual servings in plastic wrap, and then add the wrapped pie slices to a freezer bag.

    FAQ

    What is pineapple pie made of?

    This pineapple pie is made with simple ingredients, many of which you already have on hand. You’ll need cream cheese, sugar, salt, eggs, milk, vanilla, canned pineapple, and a pie shell. Easy peasy!

    Does pineapple pie need to be refrigerated?

    Yes. It contains dairy and eggs, so it needs to be refrigerated for storage. Do not let the pie sit out for more than 2 hours.

    Should you let pie cool before refrigerating?

    Yes, cool the pie at least 30 minutes before refrigerating. This will help the pie set and will avoid condensation collecting on top of the pie.

    What is the best way to thaw frozen pineapple pie?

    You should thaw pineapple pie in the refrigerator overnight. It’ll be ready to eat the next day!

    Pineapple Pie - A creamy, tropical pie with a twist. This easy dessert is filled with cream cheese, vanilla, and pineapple chunks!

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    4.50 from 144 votes

    Pineapple Pie

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 1 hour
    Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
    A creamy, tropical pie with a twist. This easy dessert is filled with cream cheese, vanilla, and pineapple chunks!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 package cream cheese 8oz/250g package, softened
    • 1 cup sugar divided
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • ½ cup milk
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp cornstarch
    • 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
    • 1 unbaked frozen 9 inch pie shell

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 400°F.
    • In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, ½ cup sugar and salt until creamy. Add in eggs, milk and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Set aside.
    • In a small saucepan, stir together cornstarch, ½ cup sugar and crushed pineapple. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Let cool a few minutes and then pour into pie shell.
    • Pour cream cheese mixture on top of pineapple mixture. Bake for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 325°F and bake an additional 50 to 55 minutes, or until center is set.
    • Let cool before serving.

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    Nutrition

    Serving: 1slice | Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 75.6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 28.7g | Saturated Fat: 12.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.7g | Cholesterol: 116.3mg | Sodium: 710.8mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 49.4g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword pie, pineapple pie

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    63 Comments

    1. I messed up bad, didn’t let the cream cheese get warm enough so it’s lumpy, didn’t do a good job reading instructions and pre cooked my pie shell! It’s in the oven now so possibly eatable if not we try again next week (my diet cheat day today) 🙁

    2. I should’ve used a DEEP dish pie crust.  When I tried to pour the liquid cream cheese mixture over the pineapple base, it overflowed the pie and make a huge mess.  Also, I didn’t pay attention that 250 grams of cream cheese is more than the standard size of cream cheese here in the US.

    3. What is the topping you have pictured on this recipe?

      1. It’s crushed pineapple that you use in the recipe. Really easy!

    4. shirley kuzmicz says:

      How much exactly is 250g in ounces?

    5. Should I thaw the frozen pie crust before pouring the filling into the crust?

      1. I would let the frozen crust sit for 15 minutes to thaw and then you should be fine to use.

    6. Do you think this would work with a graham cracker crust?

    7. can you mix the pineapple and the cream cheese mixtures together to make the pie instead of adding in a layer?

    8. So glad I ran across this recipe. My Mom used to make one like this whenever we had company. When she passed away 20 years ago unfortunately, her recipe book was lost as was my plan to make this pie. Since her passing I have searched high and low for a recipe I thought I could work with to duplicate her recipe. I can’t wait to make yours. I did help her make her Pineapple Pie one time and I do remember the ingredients were the same as are listed in your recipe. WOW…this made my day…maybe even my week.

    9. Patricia A Habbyshaw says:

      I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pineapple !!!
      I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Cream Cheese !!!
      Viola !!!
      I’m DROOOOOLING !!!!
      Thank You !!!

    10. Could this pie be doubled for 2 pies

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