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Layers of creamy smooth homemade coconut pudding layered between chunks of pineapple on a bed of pineapple-infused lady's fingers and then covered with a wonderful dreamy whipped cream topping.

This is one BIG DELICIOUS DESSERT! That much I can promise!

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert. Layers of creamy smooth homemade coconut pudding, pineapple on a bed of pineapple-infused lady's fingers & covered with a dreamy whipped cream topping.

Here I've come up with a wonderful combination of flavors and textures, and when you take a bite of this dessert... well... it really is very dreamy!

For the base, I have used ladyfingers, soaked in pineapple juice.

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I've also given an option to add a splash of Malibu to the juice for those wanting to make an adult only dessert.

Then, we have a wonderful creamy layer of homemade coconut pudding, then a layer of pineapple chunks, covered in one more layer of yummy coconut pudding and then topped off with a generous spread of freshly whipped cream and a sprinkle of coconut.

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert. Layers of creamy smooth homemade coconut pudding layered between chunks of pineapple on a bed of pineapple infused lady's fingers and then covered with a wonderful dreamy whipped cream topping. Options to make adult too by adding a splash of malibu! This really is amazing! | Lovefoodies.com

So, are you imagining eating this as I describe it to you? Gosh, it is so delicious, you really must try this!

What's inside this dreamy dessert?

When you take a bite, you get a beautiful sponge-like layer from the ladyfingers, with a taste of the pineapple (and Malibu) and combined with the creamy oh so creamy coconut pudding and fresh cream topping, and then there's the texture and juiciness from the pineapple chunks and a slight chewy sensation from the sprinkle of coconut.

My oh my! You just have to try it yourself then you will know exactly why I chose to call this a dreamy dessert!

This recipe makes for 6 servings. Of course, if you wanted to make for a crowd, simply increase all the ingredients.

You could make this for a birthday, pot lucks, parties, holidays, or to have simply as a weeknight family dessert.

Whatever you decide, I am very sure you will enjoy it.

This simple pineapple no-bake dessert is very easy to make, and even making your own homemade coconut pudding is easy and quick.

Once you have tried it homemade, I am sure you won't be buying any packet mixes ever again!

If you enjoy these types of desserts, please do take a look at our lovely Easy Mandarin Dessert too.

It's also a very popular one, especially at parties!

Easy Mandarin Dessert. Amazingly easy and so delicious. Simply OUT OF THIS WORLD! | Lovefoodies.com

So please do enjoy and be sure to let us know in the comments below if you made it for a party or a family dessert, and most importantly if we got the thumbs up from your diners!

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

5 Minutes

Serves

6 slices

Ingredients

6 Ladyfingers (savoiardi)
1/4 cup Pineapple Juice
1 Tablespoon Malibu (option for adult only dessert)
6 Pineapple Rings, cut into pieces

For the Coconut Pudding

1/3 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
Pinch of salt
2 Cups Coconut Milk
2 Egg Yolks

For the Topping

1 Cup Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar
4 Tablespoons Shredded Coconu

You Will Need a suitable dish, mine measured 9 inches x 6 inches and 3 inches deep

Instructions

1. Make the Coconut pudding as follows: In a saucepan, add the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and coconut milk.

Stir so there are no lumps and bring to a gentle boil, stirring all the time. As soon as it boils, remove from heat.

2. In a bowl, add the egg yolks and lightly beat.

Then slowly pour in half of the milk mixture, stirring as you pour.

Return the bowl mixture to the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, stirring all the time until it starts to boil.

At this point, have a little taste to see if you have the amount of sweetness to your liking.

If you need more, simply add a tablespoon of sugar at a time and taste as you go along.

Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to cool.

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert, making the coconut custard

3. Add the pineapple juice (and malibu if using) to a shallow bowl and dip each lady's finger in the juice on both sides then arrange in the dish.

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert. Arrange lady fingers in dish

4. Spread half of the coconut pudding over the lady's fingers then arrange the pineapple pieces on top.

Spread the remaining coconut pudding over the pineapples.

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert, building layers of dessert

Cover the surface of the pudding with plastic wrap and allow to chill completely for at least 4 hours. Overnight is even better.

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert. Cover in plastic wrap to chill

5. Whip the cream and powdered sugar to stiff peaks then spread over the pudding mixture.

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert. Spread cream and coconut on the top

6. Sprinkle some shredded coconut on the top and refrigerate for 4 hours then serve.

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert. Layers of creamy smooth homemade coconut pudding layered between chunks of pineapple on a bed of pineapple infused lady's fingers and then covered with a wonderful dreamy whipped cream topping. Options to make adult too by adding a splash of malibu! This really is amazing! | Lovefoodies.com

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Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert. Layers of creamy smooth homemade coconut pudding layered between chunks of pineapple on a bed of pineapple infused lady's fingers and then covered with a wonderful dreamy whipped cream topping. Options to make adult too by adding a splash of malibu! This really is amazing! | Lovefoodies.com

Recipe Card

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert. Layers of creamy smooth homemade coconut pudding, pineapple on a bed of pineapple-infused lady's fingers & covered with a dreamy whipped cream topping.

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert. Layers of creamy smooth homemade coconut pudding layered between chunks of pineapple on a bed of pineapple infused lady's fingers and then covered with a wonderful dreamy whipped cream topping. Options to make adult too by adding a splash of malibu! This really is amazing!

Ingredients

  • 6 Lady fingers, savoiardi
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Malibu, option for adult only dessert
  • 6 pieces Pineapple Rings, cut into

For the Coconut Pudding:

  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 2 Egg Yolks

For the Topping:

  • 1 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut

Instructions

  1. Make the Coconut pudding as follows: In a saucepan, add the sugar, cornstarch, salt and coconut milk. Stir so there are no lumps and bring to a gentle boil, stirring all the time. As soon as it boils, remove from heat.
  2. In a bowl, add the egg yolks and lightly beat. Then slowly pour in half of the milk mixture, stirring as you pour. Return the bowl mixture to the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, stirring all the time until it starts to boil. At this point, have a little taste to see if you have the amount of sweetness to your liking. If you need more, simply add a tablespoon of sugar at a time and taste as you go along. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to cool.
  3. Add the pineapple juice (and malibu if using) to a shallow bowl and dip each lady's finger in the juice on both sides then arrange in the dish.
  4. Spread half of the coconut pudding over the lady's fingers then arrange the pineapple pieces on top. Spread the remaining coconut pudding over the pineapples. Spread the remaining coconut pudding over the pineapples. Cover the surface of the pudding with plastic wrap and allow to chill completely for at least 4 hours. Overnight is even better.
  5. Whip the cream and powdered sugar to stiff peaks then spread over the pudding mixture.
  6. Sprinkle some shredded coconut on the top and refrigerate for 4 hours then serve.

Notes

You Will Need a suitable dish, mine measured 9 inches x 6 inches and 3 inches deep

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. Hi I,m thinking about making it,but instead of adding chopped pineapples, I,m thinking of slightly blending the pineapples. Would it turn out ok?

    1. Hi Gina, I haven’t tried using blended pineapples, the only thing which may cause a problem is the batter will be too wet, this can cause the cake to be too dense and not rise. Try with caution and also be aware the cook time is likely to be a little longer due to the batter being a lot runnier

  2. 5 stars
    I made this today for a co-worker who says his favorite flavors are pineapple and coconut. I made my own ladyfingers. The recipe came together very easily and tasted great, and my co-worker was stunned and happy!

    1. Hi Debs, Glad you love the recipe! I wouldn’t advise freezing becaue of the custard and the fresh cream, they won’t survive the freezer!

  3. You say that your dish measured 6 inches wide, and you show a photo of your lady finger biscuits taking up the whole width of the dish. Where do you buy lady fingers that are 6 inches long? Mine are only 3 inches long and so I would need to lay 2 side by side to fill the width of the dish, thus making 12 biscuits needed in total. Can you please clarify?

    1. Plus i have realised that the width of the biscuits is only 1 inch, meaning you would need 9 of them to fit the 9 inch length of your dish. This would therefore need a total of 18 biscuits for your sized dish. This now needs even further clarification.

    2. Hi there, I bought my lady fingers in Italy so perhaps that’s why they’re longer than the ones you can get.
      It doesn’t really matter about the length, so long as you have enough to line the dish it will be absolutely fine!

    1. Hi Jen, I used from a can, but it doesn’t matter, you can use either, so long as it is coconut milk and NOT coconut cream! Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Kate! There is no meringue in this recipe. I’m not sure if you were perhaps looking at a different recipe and ended up commenting on this one?