Pineapple Cheesecake Dessert

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No-Bake cheesecake is perfect for those hot summer nights. Not only does this simplify the entire process of the dessert, but it makes it a lot quicker. This Pineapple Cheesecake Dessert is a great and fast dessert with a tangy and sweet flavor.

The piece of cheesecake on a plate.

Pineapple Cheesecake 

This Pineapple Cheesecake is so good! This recipe uses so few ingredients, you will not believe how it’s so delicious. It has a base of graham crackers and only uses butter, cream cheese, and pineapple for that amazing cheesecake batter. If you want other No-Bake recipes, then this No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake or No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake is another amazing recipe.


  • Graham Crackers- This will be used for the crumb base.
  • Butter- Use unsalted butter to control the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Cream Cheese- Use softened or at room temperature.
  • Powdered Sugar- This sugar is best for homemade icing.
  • Pineapple- You will need a can of crushed pineapple. (You will use about 3/4 of the crushed pineapple and the other 1/4 in the cool whip)
  • Cool Whip- This will be used for the cool whip layer.

How to Make Pineapple Cheesecake

Start off the recipe by setting the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine 2 1/2 cups of coffee crushed graham cracker crumbs and melted butter into a large mixing bowl and combine.

Presscups of the mixture into the bottom of aby 9-inch baking dish.

Put the baking dish into the oven and bake forminutes.

Next, take the pan out of the oven and allow it to cool thoroughly.

Using a strainer, add in a can of the crushed pineapple and drain all of the juice.

Add the butter and cream cheese into a standing mixer and beat until smooth and creamy.

Next, add in the powdered sugar and combine until fully incorporated.

Then, add 3/4 of the crushed pineapple into the cream cheese mixture using a spatula to fold in.

Put some of the cream cheese mixtures onto the crust and spread out.

Place the batter into the baking dish.

Then, add the last of the pineapple and cool whip into a large mixing bowl, and combine.

Next, spread out the pineapple mixture on top of the cream cheese mixture.

Sprinkle the rest of the graham cracker crust on top of the cool whip layer.

The graham cracker crumbs on the cheesecake.

Then, use some plastic wrap to cover the recipe, and place it into the fridge to chill overnight.


The cheesecake on a table cloth.

What kind of pineapple do I use?

For this recipe, you will be using canned pineapple. You can use fresh pineapple, but this just makes it easier. Either one will allow the cake to have the best flavoring.

Can Pineapple Cheesecake be Frozen?

Yes, this Pineapple cheesecake can be frozen. You will need to place the recipe in the correct container such as an airtight container. Keeping in the freezer will also help with the shelf life of the cheesecake.

The cheesecake with the rest of the cheesecake behind it.

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Pineapple Cheesecake
4.95 from 105 votes

Pineapple Cheesecake Dessert

No-Bake Cheesecake is perfect for those hot summer nights. Not only does this simplify the entire process of the dessert, but it makes it a lot quicker. This No-Bake Pineapple Cheesecake Dessert is a great and fast dessert with a tangy and sweet flavor.
Servings: 9 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 2 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter melted

Cream Cheese mixture:

  • 8 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter softened
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 20 oz can of crushed pineapple drained (You will using about 3/4 of the crushed pineapple and the other 1/4 in the cool whip)

Cool whip mixture


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the 2 1/2 C crushed graham cracker crumbs and melted butter and mix until combined
  • Using only 2 C of the mixture, press into a 9x9 baking dish
  • Place into the oven and bake for 9 minutes
  • Remove and allow to cool completely
  • Then, place a can of crushed pineapple into a strainer and drain the juice completely
  • Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy
  • Mix in the powdered sugar until incorporated
  • Fold in 3/4 of the crushed pineapple into the cream cheese mixture
  • Spread cream cheese mixture onto the cooled crust
  • Using a large mixing bowl, mix together the last of the pineapple and cool whip together
  • Spread onto the top of the cream cheese mixture
  • Using the remaining graham cracker crust, sprinkle onto the top of the cool whip layer
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place into the fridge overnight
  • Enjoy!

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54 comments on “Pineapple Cheesecake Dessert”

  1. Fantastic flavor. I was skeptical at the sound of pineapple and cream cheese but this pie got tons of compliments at our church dinner. Seriously. I had made two of these cheesecakes and they were the first desserts gone.

  2. I was attracted to this recipe because I don’t have a working oven at the moment and it said that it was a no bake recipe. I was very disappointed when the instructions said that the biscuit crumb base had to go into the oven. Is this a mistake in the recipe?

    1. Hi Susan. You can skip baking the crumb base with good results, it just holds the crust together better.

    2. I just added a couple more tablespoons of melted butter to the crumbs. After it refrigerates overnight, the butter hardens up really well to hold the crust together. More butter fixes every thing.

  3. 5 stars
    Have to go get the ingredients for this. I’ve had it before but never had a recipe, now I do. I’m going to try some cocoanut mixed in with the pineapple.

  4. Desiree Ramirez

    5 stars
    The easiest cheesecake recipe ever!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. This is now a family staple.

  5. Would this work in small parfait cups without the crumb crust at all?? Just the two layers? I could garnish with a m. cherry too..

    1. Hi Judy. That sounds like that would work fine with no other modifications. Let me know if you try it!

    1. Hi Donna. I haven’t tried a springform with this recipe but it should work in a 9″.

  6. 5 stars
    I made this for my girlfriend’s family’s and they loved it so much so they ask for it all the time!

  7. 5 stars
    YUM delish I made it and shared with my daughter and niece. So light and tasty will never buy cheesecake again.

  8. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. The butter and cream cheese mix were so tasty that I’m going to try it as frosting. My company and family loved it.

  9. Pineapple Cheese cake shows to add coffee to the graham cracker crumbs at the beginning. I believe this is an error since the coffee is not shown on rest of recipe. Nobody noticed this yet???

  10. Marilyn Rosar

    5 stars
    Really good, but low on butter so used 8 Oz cream cheese not btter in filling…
    It was yummy, brought back childhood memories

  11. Marie-France Allaire

    5 stars
    Love this recipe, very simple and fresh, I took the liberty of adding a little Rhum and coconut extract with a little coconut spread on top for a nice Pina Colada twist, it was divine. Thanks for sharing

    1. I wonder if vanilla wafers would work, or look for a shortbread crust recipe. I buy store made pie crust and use them instead since it’s only a 9×9 pan. Just a suggestion. Hope it helps.

    2. Keebler Pecan Sandies work out well as a crust. Make it the same way as the graham cracker crust.

    3. I make the filling and use it as a frosting on Angel food cake. It is so delicious!

  12. I was wondering if I could substitute whipped cream for the Cool Whip, and how much cream I would need.

  13. 5 stars
    The recipe sounds delicious and I’m definitely going to make it but was wondering if I could double the recipe and use a 9 by 13 inch pan?

  14. So happy to find this recipe….with instructions for baking the crust. So many boast no-bake but the toasty crumbs crust holds together better plus taste divine. This is this year’s Christmas feast dessert offering. With thanks

  15. 5 stars
    I made it and it was delicious so good I eat the whole thing myself it freezes great was great frozen or defrosted.

  16. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious ! Easy and everyone loved it. Can any other fruit be used if the recipe? One friend wouldn’t try it because of pineapple allergies.

    1. Marie Daniels

      It’s awesome using lemon instant pudding. Every thing else is the same. Great using choc instant pudding too.

  17. Is it one 8oz cool whip or 18oz cool whip? We don’t have cool whip where I am from so I don’t know how many oz a regular one is. Making a substitute using whipping cream.

  18. 5 stars
    I made this for my dinner/game night group and the loved it!!!
    Can  the remainder be frozen as on half was devoured. Thanks

  19. 5 stars
    I just wanted to tell you that I made this yesterday and it was a Huge hit!!  My husband said I was not allowed to invite the kids over for any it was made for him!!
    I will be making this again! Thank you

  20. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing! I saved this recipe for a summer party. I changed it a bit and made parfaits. Went for a summer piña colada vibe and added toasted coconut to the crust, layers and top. Added great texture and flavor. If you hadn’t shared your recipe, I’d never have tried to make fun parfaits!

    1. Absolutely love this recipe for the Pineapple Cheesecake. I will be making this many times to come in the future. Pineapple is my most favorite fruit of choice so this could not have been more enjoyable to myself, my son, and my husband who is in a nursing home and could not wait for the next bite as he received  a piece two days straight. He is not able to verbiage much as he has Parkinson and Dementia but when asked if he liked it, if he wanted me to make another and to whether to bring him more he had emphatic yeses’ to each question. Great recipe! Thanks again!

  21. Hi Jill, I just discovered your blog on pintrest…after checking this page with the pineapple cheese cake I am gonna try a no-bake first timer!
    What got me most though is the foundation of a lifetime you’ve set with your sons…
    that’s what’s AWESOME!!!!