Coveted Great Aunt’s Recipe for Easy Pineapple Squares with Oatmeal

Pineapple Oatmeal Squares on Plate, Up Close

You never lived until you tasted my great-aunt’s recipe for pineapple squares with its chewy butterscotch like oat and brown sugar crust in between cooked pineapple filling. This used to be the star attraction at every family gathering, social or church function that everyone looked forward to after first tasting her coveted, secret recipe. Now that she has passed, I don’t think she would mind my sharing her recipe for these sinfully delicious pineapple oatmeal squares with you.

Four Pineapple Oatmeal Squares on Plate

Why Bake This Sweet Twist on Tradition: Oatmeal Crust Meets Tropical Bliss

To begin with, these pineapple bar cookies are incredibly easy to bake. You don’t waste all day in the kitchen that makes this a timesaving recipe, which is important when you work and have so many other things to do. This pineapple cookie recipe can help you enjoy more of your day.

Furthermore, you don’t need to buy a lot of ingredients or expensive ones to make a large 9″ x 13″ pan of these sweet pineapple treats.

This is quite an economical pineapple cookie recipe as well. The reason is how large or small you can cut these squares into.

Seriously, this recipe for my easy pineapple oatmeal squares is one that you don’t want to miss. I hope you print and try it because I am confident you will in love with it. Please do share with family and friends and do come back to my blog for more.

If you adore bar cookies, you need to try my peanut butter chocolate bars and lemon squares. Also, don’t forget to use my search box for more home-tested recipes.

Pineapple Squares, Uncut in Pan

Easy Pineapple Squares with Oatmeal

1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 ½ cups quick oatmeal
1 cup of butter, softened

Pineapple Filling:

½ cups of sugar
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 can crushed pineapple with juice (20 oz.)
1 teaspoon of lemon juice

  1. Preheat your oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, brown sugar, oatmeal, and butter in a large mixing bowl and mix with your hands working the butter in to form coarse crumbs like you do when making a pie crust.
  3. Grease a 9-x 13″ baking pan and place half of those ingredients into it, pressing them down to form the bottom layer.
  4. In a saucepan, add the crushed pineapple and its juice, cornstarch, sugar, and lemon juice and mix thoroughly before cooking it.
  5. Cook this mixture until somewhat thickened. Set this aside to cool.
  6. Pour the cooled mixture over the pressed ingredients in the pan and then top with the remaining coarse flour butter mixture.
  7. Bake at 350-degree for about 40-45 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Test with a cake tester, slender knife or a toothpick to see if anything sticks for determining doneness.
  8. ENJOY!
Pineapple Bars
Easy Pineapple Squares with Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
You never lived until you tasted my great-aunt’s recipe for pineapple squares with its chewy butterscotch like crust and cooked pineapple filling.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch oat crust, easy pineapple squares recipe, heirloom pineapple oatmeal bars, pineapple cookie recipe, pineapple oatmeal squares, pineapple squares
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 ½ cups quick oatmeal
  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • Pineapple Filling:
  • ½ cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 can crushed pineapple with juice 20 oz.
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, brown sugar, oatmeal, and butter in a large mixing bowl and mix with your hands working the butter in to form coarse crumbs like you do when making a pie crust.
  3. Grease a 9-x 13″ baking pan and place half of those ingredients into it, pressing them down to form the bottom layer.
  4. In a saucepan, add the crushed pineapple and its juice, cornstarch, sugar, and lemon juice and mix thoroughly before cooking it.
  5. Cook this mixture until somewhat thickened. Set this aside to cool.
  6. Pour the cooled mixture over the pressed ingredients in the pan and then top with the remaining coarse flour butter mixture.
  7. Bake at 350-degree for about 40-45 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Test with a cake tester, slender knife or a toothpick to see if anything sticks for determining doneness.
  8. ENJOY!
Follow:

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.