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This is another one of my grandma’s recipes, and one of my favorites. Oh, fine, they are all my favorites. It’s a given. This is a light, airy, just sweet enough dessert that now has taken top place in my husbands heart over the old one, cherry cha-cha, another family classic.

She used to put 2 raw eggs in the middle layer, not something I recommend for a family-with-young-kids recipe, but I am sure, nay, positive I ate this as a child and well, obviously never croaked, but never got sick either. I wasn’t willing to risk it on my kids, because it depended on my own talent at keeping the mixture cool and refrigerated, as well as trusting that the eggs were properly handled before they reached the supermarket. You can buy pasteurized eggs, and perhaps those would be best in this.

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Servings: 12


Cost per serving $1.22 view details


Melt the margarine and combine the first ingredients for the crust. I crushed the wafers myself and it made such a lovely, chunky, solid crust! Press 2/3 of the mixture firmly into an 8×8 (or a 9×9) pan and bake at 300 for 8-10 minutes.
When the crust is cooling, whip up the cream cheese (or eggs) icing sugar and margarine.
When the crust is completely cooled, spread the mixture on top.
Time for the topping! Whip up the cream until, well, it’s whipped cream. Fold in the very well drained pineapple.
Put the topping on, then sprinkle the rest of the graham crumb mixture on top. Refrigerate overnight for best results, or at least 4 hours if it’s for the same day.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 126g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 426  
Calories from Fat 213 50%
Total Fat 24.1g 30%
Saturated Fat 7.3g 29%
Trans Fat 2.82g  
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 415mg 17%
Potassium 139mg 4%
Total Carbs 49.19g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 4%
Sugars 19.92g 13%
Protein 4.34g 7%


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