Angel Pineapple Lush Parfaits

My mom has been making this 4-ingredient, no-bake dessert for about 30 years.

It never gets old, it tastes like summer, it’s ridiculously easy, you don’t need a mixer, and you don’t have to turn your oven on. Big scores.

Angel Pineapple Lush Parfaits - An EASY, 4-ingredient, NO-BAKE dessert!! Perfect for summer because you don't have to turn your oven on! Fluffy, light, airy, and wonderfully refreshing!!

It’s the kind of dessert that you can keep eating and eating because it’s fluffy, light, airy, and refreshing. Which is both a good thing and a bad thing.

Rather than make it the traditional way which involves slicing an angel food cake into thirds, and layering with the lush-scious filling, I chopped the cake into pieces and assembled the dessert in parfait glasses. Or use a large trifle bowl.

Angel Pineapple Lush Parfaits - An EASY, 4-ingredient, NO-BAKE dessert!! Perfect for summer because you don't have to turn your oven on! Fluffy, light, airy, and wonderfully refreshing!!

MY OTHER RECIPES

Simply stir together a box of instant vanilla pudding with a large can of crushed pineapple, stir in whipped topping, add the cake pieces, add to glasses, and top with fresh berries. If you don’t use pudding mix or whipped topping, I can’t comment on how to make this dessert.

It’s for those of us who love our (no)baking shortcuts.

Angel Pineapple Lush Parfaits - An EASY, 4-ingredient, NO-BAKE dessert!! Perfect for summer because you don't have to turn your oven on! Fluffy, light, airy, and wonderfully refreshing!!

Angel Pineapple Lush Parfaits

This is a 4-ingredient, no-bake dessert that’s ridiculously easy, you don’t need a mixer, and you don’t have to turn your oven on. It’s fluffy, light, airy, and refreshing. Use parfait glasses or a large trifle bowl depending on what you have.

Ingredients:

  • one 20-ounce can crushed pineapple with juice, undrained
  • one 3.4-ounce package vanilla instant pudding (I haven’t tried with sugar-free)
  • one cup thawed whipped topping (I used fat-free Cool Whip)
  • one 13-ounce angel food cake (from the grocery store bakery or make your own), diced into 1-inch cubes
  • fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. for garnishing; optional

Directions:

  1. To a large bowl, add the pineapple with juice, pudding mix, and stir to combine until smooth.
  2. Fold in the whipped topping.
  3. Add the cake cubes and stir to incorporate and coat evenly.
  4. Evenly divide mixture among parfait glasses or a large trifle bowl, refrigerate for about 1 hour, optionally garnish with fruit, and serve. Lush will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days, noting it becomes softer as time passes.
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10 comments on “Angel Pineapple Lush Parfaits”

  1. This is new to me but it sounds like it’s been around for a while (a midwest classic?). Easy indeed but it sounds delicious too!

  2. Whhhaaat! These are awesome!  I love that they are in parfait form!

  3. Crushed pineapple + pudding  – that’s a game changer for sure!!! Love easy desserts like these!

  4. Came over from Instagram to see the ingredients, and wow, so easy! Love pineapple.

  5. This sounds really delicious. Ever consider an adult version of this by soaking the angel food cake in rum? Maybe coconut flavored rum, even? I know I am going to try. I enjoy your blog.

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