18 Pineapple Dessert Recipes That'll Remind You of a Tropical Vacation

Pineapple-Ginger Upside-Down Cake
Photo: CREDIT: ANTONIS ACHILLEOS; PROP STYLING: KAY E. CLARKE; FOOD STYLING: EMILY NABORS HALL

Craving a little sunshine, but don't have time to jet off to a warmer location? We have just the thing for you. Instantly take a trip to a tropical destination with just one bite of these sweet-as-sunshine pineapple recipes.

From bars and breads to cakes and pies, there are so many different ways to enjoy pineapple in the form of a dessert. While we love this fruit in classic savory dishes like our Pineapple Casserole or pineapple-mayonnaise sandwiches, these recipes prove that the tropical fruit deserves a permanent spot on the dessert table. There are the classic standbys, like Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and Hummingbird Cake, as well as a few new ways with pineapple (Pineapple Ice Cream, anyone?). Not to mention our Test Kitchen's latest stroke of genius: Two-Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake. With these fresh pineapple dessert recipes, you can take a trip to the tropics without ever leaving your kitchen.

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Brown Sugar-Glazed Pineapple

Brown Sugar-Glazed Pineapple
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Brown Sugar-Glazed Pineapple

Say hello to the easiest pineapple dessert of all time. Top each piece of warm pineapple with vanilla or coconut ice cream for a decadent treat that comes together in just 15 minutes.

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Piña Colada Quick Bread

Pina Colada Quick Bread
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Piña Colada Quick Bread

Finish off this fruit-filled bread with toasted coconut flakes.

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Buttery Pineapple Crumble Bars

Buttery Pineapple Crumble Bars
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Buttery Pineapple Crumble Bars

These gooey bars are a tropical take on traditional lemon squares.

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Pineapple Granita

Pineapple Granita
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Pineapple Granita

A refreshing dessert that doesn't require you to turn on the oven is a win in our book.

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Hummingbird Cake

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Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Our most popular cake recipe of all time wouldn't be complete without crushed pineapple.

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Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake

Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake

The name says it all. For this recipe, you'll simply dump your ingredients into your baking dish and 45 minutes later you'll have dessert.

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Hummingbird Cupcakes with Candied Pineapple Wedges

Hummingbird Cupcakes with Candied Pineapple Wedges
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Hummingbird Cupcakes with Candied Pineapple Wedges Recipe

Make sure not to drain your pineapple—the juice is essential for ensuring the cupcakes are moist and flavorful.

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Piña Colada Icebox Pie

Piña Colada Icebox Pie
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Piña Colada Icebox Pie

From the shortbread crust to the coconut whipped topping, this pie is like a pineapple upside down cake, but better.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This Southern classic starts with pineapple rings in the bottom of the pan, which create a beautiful display when the cake is flipped after baking.

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Pineapple-Coconut Cupcakes with Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting

Pineapple-Coconut Cupcakes with Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

Recipe: Pineapple-Coconut Cupcakes with Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting

Upgrade boxed cake mix with pineapple filling and homemade Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

Use pineapple chunks instead of rounds to create bite-sized versions of this Southern favorite.

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Pineapple Pie

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Recipe: Pineapple Pie

You can easily replace the homemade pie dough with store-bought, if preferred.

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Hummingbird Bundt Cake

Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Hummingbird Bundt Cake

This bundt cake has all of the same delicious ingredients as the original layer cake, but is a little easier to assemble.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Carrot Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Carrot Cake
Southern Living

Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Carrot Cake

Two classic cakes come together to create one crowd-pleasing dessert.

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Pineapple Sunshine Cake

Pineapple Sunshine Cake
Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Melissa Gray Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Pineapple Sunshine Cake

This recipe is exactly as advertised: a slice of sunshine.

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Two-Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake

a corner slice of Two-Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake on a white plate with a fork
Jessica Furniss/Southern Living

Recipe: Two-Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Yes, it really just requires 2 ingredients to pull off this gorgeous dessert.

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Pineapple Ice Cream

Pineapple Ice Cream
Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Pineapple Ice Cream

This scoop will really transport you right to the tropics.

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Pineapple-Ginger Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple-Ginger Upside-Down Cake
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Pineapple-Ginger Upside-Down Cake

This recipe calls for a whole pineapple, so there's even more caramelized fruit to enjoy.

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