Pineapple Desserts That'll Turn Any Meal Tropical

With such options as pineapple upside-down cake and pineapple cheesecake, this collection of fruit dessert recipes will turn any night of the week (and any time of the year) into a tropical celebration. You will really love that all of these sweet treats are way easier to make than they look.

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    Pineapple Upside-Down Coffee Cake

    Of all the pineapple desserts, pineapple upside-down cake is arguably the most popular. When overhauled into coffee cake, this recipe is sure to impress—and is totally appropriate to serve for brunch or after dinner.

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    Hummingbird Cupcakes

    Hummingbird cake normally features pineapple and coconut, but we also tossed bananas and sweet potatoes in these cupcakes for extra nutrition. Trust us: Once you try this treat, you'll wonder why you've never had this version of pineapple cake before.

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    Pineapple-Banana Crepas de Cajeta

    Caramelized pineapple chunks and banana slices are the star of this Mexican-inspired crepe dessert, although you can't overlook the sweet dulce de leche topping. Combined, this is one dessert (or breakfast!) that will be tough to beat.

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    Pineapple-Cream Cheese Cake

    Creamy, citrusy, and moist, this pineapple cake is unlike any of your go-to desserts. The brown sugar, pecan, and coconut topping adds a whole new layer of flavor.

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    Pineapple-Filled Macarons

    Coconut, macadamia nuts, and almonds infuse these light and airy macaron cookies with Hawaiian flavors. Plus, the fluffy filling includes both crushed pineapple and pineapple juice for a tropical two-for-one!

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    Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes with Gingered Whipped Cream

    Shrink pineapple upside-down cake into single-serving desserts that are bound to impress. Each cake is topped with a slice of caramelized pineapple.

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    Pineapple Empanadas

    These warm pineapple desserts prove the tropical fruit should be served year-round. The recipe takes just eleven ingredients—and that's including the homemade pastry dough.

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    Upside-Down Pineapple-Ginger Carrot Cake

    Sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on top, and this pineapple cake is ready to go (no frosting required). The caramelized pineapple slices aren't just showing off for no reason–the sugary fruit tastes amazing.

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    Caramel-Frosted Hummingbird Cake

    Whether you serve this banana, sweet potato, and pineapple cake with ice cream or whipped cream—or simply solo to allow the caramel frosting to shine—it will be a hit at your next party.

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    Meringue with Seared Pineapple

    Creamy meringue, caramelized pineapple, and a citrusy pineapple-lime curd combine to make an elegant yet easy pineapple dessert. Just look at how pretty it is!

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    Cardamom Kulfi with Grilled Pineapple

    This dish is like caramelized pineapple with ice cream but with a twist. Kulfi, an Indian frozen dairy item made from whole milk, white bread, cornstarch, and sugar, adds creaminess to sweet and citrusy grilled pineapple.

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    Carrot-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    Think veggies have no place in fruit desserts? Prepare to be proven wrong. Carrots add just a bit of carrot cake flair to this pineapple cake.

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    Pineapple Upside-Down Cake on a Stick

    Pineapple desserts meet easy in this 30-minute recipe. Cinnamon-sugar doughnut holes, pineapple chunks, and wooden skewers do most of the work for you. After baking, drizzle caramel sauce on top for an extra sweet touch.

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    Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops

    Fresh pineapple effortlessly turns into a refreshing icy pop—just add coconut water, mint leaves, lime juice, and honey. It's the perfect summer dessert!

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    Pineapple-Carrot Cupcakes

    Pineapple and carrots combine to make these yummy cupcakes. Sure, the cupcakes might not technically count as a serving of fruits and veggies, but they sure are delicious!

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    Mediterranean Dessert Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    Mix up your usual dessert repertoire with these recipes inspired by the Mediterranean. All of the Mediterranean ingredients we love -- pistachios, honey, fresh fruit -- help make these desserts delicious and one-of-a-kind. If you've got a sweet tooth, these Mediterranean recipes are sure to satisfy!
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