Easy Fresh Pineapple Pudding Dessert 3 Ingredients

Are you craving something sweet, tropical, and incredibly easy to make? Look no further! Our Easy Pineapple and Pudding Dessert is the perfect solution for a quick, delightful treat that’s sure to impress your family and friends. With just three ingredients and minimal effort, you can whip up this delicious dessert in no time. Your family is going to LOVE this easy pineapple dessert. 

​Who will love this Fresh Pineapple Pudding Dessert? 

This Easy Pineapple and Pudding Dessert is a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to delight a wide range of dessert lovers. It’s ideal for those who adore tropical flavors, as the fresh pineapple brings a vibrant, sweet, and tangy taste that’s reminiscent of sunny beach days. If you have family members or friends who prefer lighter desserts, they will appreciate the airy, whipped texture and the fact that it’s not overly sweet. Kids will be drawn to its fun and colorful presentation, especially with the cherry on top, making it a hit at birthday parties or as a special treat. Moreover, anyone looking for a quick and easy dessert solution, whether they’re busy parents, novice cooks, or simply short on time, will find this recipe incredibly convenient and satisfying. From casual get-togethers to festive occasions, this Pineapple and Pudding Dessert is sure to bring smiles and requests for seconds!

Pineapple Love Story

I do love pineapple. The savory sweetness was tantalizing on the Christmas home in my youth, made extra fancy with a maraschino cherry place precisely in the middle of each pineapple ring. On special occasions I found it in my mom’s yummy Ambrosia Salad, and then again atop a bed of lettuce, with as a scoop of cottage cheese.  It was fancy in my home, and most often came out of a can. It really is the perfect fruit, because the canned pineapple is superb.  However, fresh pineapple appeared on our supper table on kabobs, a meal we had often learned from the street vendors in Turkey.  Pineapple, roasted with meat, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, fresh tomato, served on rice, was heaven to my little brother and I.  The pineapple roasted to buttery perfection on the skewer was almost like having dessert and dinner at the same time!   Pineapple dessert usually involved a cake mix, pineapple rings, and was lovingly refried to as Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and might be served with a scoop of ice cream of a drizzle of caramel. 

Friends, the hardest part of this recipe is putting your spoon down while you eating it! Yep, simple ingredients with whipped cream make for good eating! 

Pineapple is the star of this simple dessert recipe today! Let’s make this easy dessert recipe!


  • Fresh pineapple, 16 oz, no need to drain the juice. Use it to mix with the pudding! Pineapple juice.
  • 1 package of instant vanilla pudding (your choice of flavor)
  • 1 cup of whipped topping, plus extra for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish (optional)


  1. Prep the Pineapple: Begin by taking a fresh pineapple and chopping it into bite-sized pieces. If you’re looking for convenience and uniformity, use a small food processor to zip the pineapple into perfectly sized pieces. The fresh pineapple not only adds a burst of tropical flavor but also brings a delightful juiciness to the dessert.
  2. Mix it Up: In a large bowl, combine the chopped pineapple with one package of your favorite instant pudding mix. The beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility – feel free to experiment with different pudding flavors to find your perfect match.
  3. Whip it Good: Next, gently fold in one cup of whipped topping into the pineapple-pudding mixture. This adds a creamy, airy texture that makes the dessert irresistibly light and fluffy.
  4. Serve with Style: Spoon the mixture into individual glasses for a fancy presentation. This step is perfect for customizing portion sizes and makes the dessert ideal for gatherings or a family treat.
  5. Garnish and Enjoy: Finally, top each serving with a dollop of whipped topping and a maraschino cherry. The cherry not only adds a pop of color but also a fun, classic touch to this delightful dessert.

Fresh Pineapple Verses Canned

I know the first thing busy moms will ask, can I use canned? Well, of course! I am not the pineapple police! I used canned pineapple for lots of things and it tastes fantastic and usually just has pineapple juice instead of a weird sugar syrup. Nutritionally, pineapple is an amazing choice either frozen, fresh, or canned and has tons of Vitamin C which is so good for you!  Canned pineapple loses some nutritional value, but it still keeps tons of essential vitamins, which is really a blessing!  Just buy canned pineapple in juice and not sugar syrups!

So let, list our pineapple option for this Fresh Pineapple Pudding Desert.

  • Fresh
  • Frozen
  • Canned pineapple tidbits, crushed pineapple, and pineapple chunks.  Of the three, only crush can be whipped into the desert without adjusting the size. The other two can be popped into a mini food processor and fixed up in just a few seconds!  

Tips and Tricks:

  • Chill Before Serving: For an even more refreshing treat, refrigerate the dessert for about an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld beautifully and gives the dessert a cool, soothing texture.
  • Variations: Feel free to get creative! Try adding a sprinkle of toasted coconut on top or a dash of cinnamon for a warm, spicy twist. 
  • Make it Ahead: This dessert is perfect for preparing in advance. Just keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

Recipe To Try

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Buying a whole pineapple? Check this out: https://blog.williams-sonoma.com/how-to-pick-a-pineapple/


Our Easy Pineapple and Pudding Dessert is a testament to the magic of simplicity in cooking. With minimal ingredients and effort, you can create a dessert that’s not only delicious but also visually appealing. It’s perfect for a last-minute treat, a summer gathering, or whenever you need a quick tropical escape. Try it, and let this sweet, creamy, and fruity dessert transport you to your own slice of paradise!

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Easy Fresh Pineapple Pudding Dessert

Pineapple pudding in white bowls with whipped topping and mint

Whip up a tropical treat with our Easy Fresh Pineapple Pudding Dessert — only 3 ingredients needed! This light and refreshing dessert is perfect for any occasion and incredibly simple to make

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 16 oz Fresh Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding 3.4oz
  • 2 cups thawed whip topping


  1. Chop pineapple chunks finally or go the easy route and place in food processer and pulue until crushed.
  2. Add crushed pineapple to a large glass bowl and empty contents of vanillia pudding, mix these two ingredients throroughly.
  3. Fold in 1 chip of whip topping until smooth.
  4. Spoon mixture into small glass dishes (6oz), leaving room for a good dollop of the reserved 1 cup of whipped topping.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Garnish tips below.


If serving later than one hour, consider holding off on the top dollop of whipped topping unti ready to serve. Add fresh cut pineapple, strawberry slices, or my favorite a bright red marschino cherry. Festive and delicious!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

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