Two-Minute Hawaiian Pie


Two-Minute Hawaiian Pie

Two Minute Hawaiian Pie
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No-bake, Two-Minute Hawaiian Pie is a tropical fruit pie that really does just take 2 minutes to put together. This recipe is everything you've been looking for in a tropical, no-bake dessert; it's easy, creamy, fruity, and SO delicious! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in syrup, undrained
  • 1 (6-serving-size) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (9-inch) prepared shortbread pie crust
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced pineapple, drained and halved
  • 8 maraschino cherries, drained
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine crushed pineapple with its syrup, dry pudding mix, and sour cream; mix until well combined. Spoon into pie crust and decorate top with pineapple slices and cherries; sprinkle with coconut.
  2. Cover and chill at least 2 hours, or until set, before serving.

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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 349
  • Calories from Fat 147
  • Total Fat 16g 25 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.9g 35 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 3.6g 7 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 25mg 8 %
  • Sodium 307mg 13 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 49g 16 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8 %
  • Sugars 32g 0 %

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Hello, Can I use cool whip instead of the sour cream (like the pineapple cake recipe)..if so what size cool whip would I buy. Thank you for all your recipies...Mary

Hi! Yes, you can substitute with 2 1/2 cups cool whip instead of sour cream. Hope this helps!

Would it taste okay in a graham cracker crust?

This would taste absolutely DELICIOUS with a graham cracker crust. Enjoy!

I so wish the Hawaiian Pie receipe can in a low carb version

Hi Nina! You might like our Crustless Pineapple Pie. It can be found on our sister site, Everyday Diabetic Recipes.

This dessert sounds so dreamy you'd never think it was so easy to make. I agree with you BeckySue on toasting the'll add so much dimension to this already delicious pie. I suppose I need to get out more...because I've never heard of shortbread pie crust before, but I'm thinking maybe crushing up some shortbread cookies and using them as the crust would be ok right?

Yes! You can use shortbread cookies! Add some belted butter and bake it for about 10 minutes and it should do the trick.

Im making the Hawaiian pie.

I have made this in the past with no problems and it is great, but please read the recipe carefully. It says a 6 SERVING size box of pudding mix, not 6 oz. That is the larger size box.

I got the diabetic recipe for this one from a neighbor. Use light sour cream and the large instant sugarless pudding. Everything else remains the same except that I don't use the coconut on top. I halve strawberries or use blue berries for the top. Made it last week (May 2018)for company.

I made this dessert yesterday . Absolutely delicious it was a big hit ,everybody loved it . Soooo gooood !!!!!!

Tried this recipe? What did you think?

Beautiful foods.

I have made this pie multiple times Each time it comes out the same so good it disappears in an instant I make it EXACTLY like the directions call for except I do not garnish the top Mostly because I'm in a hurry and this is the fastest tastiest pie one can make and take If made right you would not know there is sour cream in the pie it just adds consistency I use whatever crushed pineapple Dole has on the shelf I put the DRY pudding mix in and whisk it together It thickens before your eyes even before you scoop it into the crust I find shortbread alongside the graham cracker crusts almost all grocery stores One could possibly make and BAKE your own crust if desired But cool it before filling Garnish can be anything you like This is the easiest and best pie to whip upRead More in a hurry It's ready to eat in literally minutes but better if refrigerated to keep its consistency

I have made this pie multiple times Each time it comes out the same so good it disappears in an instant I make it EXACTLY like the directions call for except I do not garnish the top Mostly because I'm in a hurry and this is the fastest tastiest pie one can make and take If made right you would not know there is sour cream in the pie it just adds consistency I use whatever crushed pineapple Dole has on the shelf I put the DRY pudding mix in and whisk it together It thickens before your eyes even before you scoop it into the crust I find shortbread alongside the graham cracker crusts almost all grocery stores One could possibly make and BAKE your own crust if desired But cool it before filling Garnish can be anything you like This is the easiest and best pie to whip upRead More in a hurry It's ready to eat in literally minutes but better if refrigerated to keep its consistency


I need to cut the sugar, so I used pineapple in in its own juice and omitted the maraschino cherries, but it was still delicious! I also toasted the coconut first a little. I couldn't find a shortbread pie crust, so I used the individual shortbread rounds and simply arranged them in a square pan. The sour cream gives this a nice creaminess and a tang.

Becky, Use light sour cream and the large instant no sugar pudding. I got this from my neighbor whose husband is diabetic. With that change you need not worry about the sugar.

I also wanted to know about the shortbread pie crust. It is not available in my local grocery stores

Hello! If you cannot find a shortbread pie crust in your grocery stores, then you can always substitute for a graham cracker crust or you can make your own. We have an easy recipe for a shortbread-style pie crust called, "My Own Pie Crust."

luvmyjava66 you could also buy shortbread cookies and crush them up for your crust.

P.S. The only reason I use some milk is because the pudding mixture thickens up and I may not have quite enough to spread on the top. But you do NOT make the pudding as directed on package. Just throw in dry like original recipe says.

Got this recipe from my neighbor but for diabetic Low fat sour cream crushed pineapple oz lg box of vanilla sugarless instant pudding graham cracker crust baked for about min holds up better with filling Mix sour cream pudding and pineapple and pour into crust Decorate with strawberries I have modified this recipe by using ready made angel food cake broken into bite size pieces Use oz crushed pineapple lg sugarless instant van pudding and oz can pineapple tidbits all pineapple UNDRAINED oz low fat sour cream Add about cup milk and stir Start by putting some cake on bottom of pretty glass bowl Then some pudding mixture I then line sides with sliced strawberries or blue berries keep layering finishing with pudding mixture on top Then flower cut a few strawberries and lay on top Or blueberries if you like them I pre fer strawberries because they are prettier MyRead More diabetic friend always requests this for her birthday and I make a punch bowl full for a special fundraiser we have for a children's home I work with

Super delicious! I received a lot of complements, everything gone very quickly. Thanks

Thank you so much for posting this it saved me! I had a luau party to go to and everyone had to bring something I knew only one person was bringing a desert and I had to come up with something last minute and this was perfect! It was very delicious and came out better than expected. I will be making this again soon )

Im having a hard time finding crushed pineapple in syrup. I went to 3 different store, no luck. Found it in juice but not in syrup. I found the slices in syrup, maybe I'll use that and chop it up first in the food processor. It has to be made with the syrup, not juice, right?

Hello! - Dole makes the crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, but if your local store doesn't carry this product then we recommend going with your idea of finely chopping the pineapple rings. Enjoy!

Just use pineapple in juice. Original recipe doesn't say HEAVY syrup.

Can we use other canned fruits to make a different flavor pie ? like Peach or mixed fruit ?/?????

Thank you for your question! The Test Kitchen has not tried this recipe with other fruits. However, we believe it would work as long as you chop the fruit you are using small since the original recipe uses crushed pineapple. Also please make sure you use the syrup from the canned fruit since that is also part of the original recipe.

How do you make a shortbread pie crust?

For this recipe you can use a store-bought, prepared shortbread pie crust. However, if you'd like to make your own crust, check out our recipe for "My Own Pie Crust." Enjoy!

I noticed whipped cream in the pic yet your ingredients did not list much? havent made it yet

We added whipped cream to this pie for garnish. If you want to garnish your pie with a little whipped cream (and we think this is a good idea!) you'll just need to dollop a spoonful on each slice. One cup should do the trick. Enjoy!

I used sugar free instant pudding mix and Light sour cream and it was delicious!

Yup, I did the same.

Can you use lowfat or fatfree sour cream for the Hawaiian pie?

Low fat sour cream should work fine, but we do not recommend using fat free sour cream. Let us know how it turns out!

I made this pie and it was delicious I did tweek the recipe though. I put a tablespoon of vanilla extract in the mix and instead of putting more pineapple on top I put fruit cocktail instead. I also put REAL whipped cream on top before I put the cherries on, and everyone LOVED IT. It turned out perfect! I will be making this again.. AND AGAIN : )

I made this pie. It did not set up. I used all the correct ingredients. The only thing I could have done different was stir the pie more before I put placed it in the fridge.


I also made this, didn't set up for me, let it chill overnight, felt like it was missing an ingredient.

first time I made it I had the same problem. Realized I used too much sour cream.

I cook for the Post here in our town and I made 8 of these and they when like hotcakes. Everyone loved them. Easy recipe

This pie is so good. Quick and easy to make. I took it to a pot luck supper and it was gone right away. People asked how to make it. This pie is FABULOUS!

I love how simple this recipe is!

Was ok but felt there is way to much pineapple in it!!

That is why I used fruit cocktail on top instead and it was amazing...

I have made this 2 times, first time I used graham cracker crust, mistake too flimsy doesn't hold together when cutting, otherwise outstanding! Second time I added a handful of macadamia nuts, used the shortbread crust, also grabbed banana Creme instead of vanilla but it was all good disappeared almost instantly

Since I am diabetic I will try the sugar free & lower sugar version.

Can you use a regular pie crust for this?

I made this last week. It was absolutely delicious. One thing I may try the next time is using a coconut greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Or 1/2 coconut cream pudding and 1/2 vanilla. I brought to a friends house & it was devoured. Will def make again!

I made it with all Coconut Creme pudding and lemon yogurt - FABULOUS! Very refreshing after a "heavy" meal like lasagna or beef.

where do I find the shortbread pie crust?

Shortbread pie crust is found next to the Keebler regular graham cracker crusts, or you can use regular graham cracker crust.

what is wrong w/the videos; they keep stopping ev. second. is it on your end or mine? any one else haveing problem w/this? thanks

The videos are playing fine on our end. Perhaps try clearing your cache or cookies in your browser.

I made this pie today, and we loved it so much, we went straight back for seconds! This pie was so refreshing, it will be a perfect pie for summer. I made it using one pkg of vanilla pudding mix (4 serving) and half a pkg of coconut cream pudding mix, since I didn't have a 6-serving pkg on hand. Also, I pureed a 20 can of sliced pineapple, since I didn't have any crushed pineapple in the pantry. We also put a dollop of Cool Whip on top, which really made it perfect!

You can use sugar free pudding and lower sugar crushed pineapple if you are diabetic or looking for less calories. It is really good and easy.

Also wondering if this pie can be frozen. Help.

Great question! Yes, you can freeze this pie, but we would not recommend garnishing it with the pineapple and cherries until you are ready to serve it. Thank you!

My Husband loves this pie .AND IT IS SO EASY

Not sure if I'll make again..seemed to thin did not harden had to use a spoon wonder what I did wrong...I love pineapple !!

Did you make the pudding as directed on package then add it? It goes in dry--INSTANT pudding

You must have done something wrong because it turns out the way it is supposed to when done right.. make sure you are using DRY pudding mix!

I used dry instant vanilla pudding, still didn't work...followed directions to a T...did not set up...

Can this be frozen and then defrosted to eat at a later time?

This is delicous; have made it many times, so tasty and easy. For people with 'gluten problems,' you can make it without the crust, or make or buy a 'gluten-free crust.' I have a couple friends that can't have 'glutens' and I'm always figuring ways to surprise them with tasty foods. And (harleyjanie) ....... try buying the smaller cans of "crushed pineapple;' where theres a will, there is a way. Thanks Mr.Food's Team for all the great recipes! Little ole' Ohio Cook

I have looked everywhere for a can of crushed pineapple in a 20oz. can

walmart $1.38

I've made this so many times, I've lost count! It's always a hit at potlucks and family dinners! So easy, it's almost sinful.

Where do I find a 9 inch shortbread pie crust?

You find the shortbread pie crust right next to the graham cracker ready -made pie crusts. You will also find the chocolate cookie crusts here too.

Keebler makes a pre-made shortbread at Meijer or VG if in Michigan. out of mi you will have to make your own.

turned out great, will really use it often and so quick also..thank you

I took the comment from one reader and made my own Lorna Doone crust. The pie was heavenly. A keeper.

I looked for this recipe extensively for two days. So I relied on my memory of the 3 main ingredients and the pie turned out wonderful, even without the deco toppings. Husband wants it again! I'll be using it for family too.

This was the best pie ever. I use the pineapple in its own juice and use a ready made graham cracker crust. I used sugar free pudding, and sour cream one time, and Greek plain yogurt the next. Very little difference in taste. There has been many raves for this, and will make it a lot when I need a fast dessert.

I made this and it is DELICIOUS. For the crust I could not find a ready made one,so I bought a box of Lorna Doone cookies and made my own crust. As for the pudding it is a large box of instant pudding 5.1 oz. 6-1/2 serving size. For the sour cream if you could't find an 8oz. container just measure 1 cup into your glass measuring cup. I also made it in a 7x11 glass baking pan. That was the right size for two people. If I am making it for a party I will double the recipe and use a 9x13 pan. Will definitly add this to my favorites.

The recipe does not say 6 oz. BUT says 6 serving size which makes a big difference. Perhaps this is the reason some pies did not set up.

Where do you find shortbread no bake pie crust?

You can find this in the baking aisle near the other pre-made pie crusts. Enjoy!

Made this today for my church luncheon. Used 23 oz. bottle of cut pineapple in fruit syrup un drained. Used 6 oz of Greek non fat yougurt pineapple flavor instead of sour cream. Used sugar free vanilla pudding. As I used a graham cracker ready crust. I told the church it was light, not sugar free. It was delicious! Will try again with peaches and greek peach yogurt with the pudding with raspberries on top. really was very easy to make. Thank you.

Made yesterday/Turned out great. Again today per child's preference no coconut (fruity mini marshmallows instead) no crust. Still delicious. Can't fail.

This was not as good as I had hoped for. My husband didn't much care for it and he usually loves anything with pineapple. Probably won't be making this one again.

ARE HIS TASTE BUDS OK?? LOL..?? because, in everyone elses opinion and my opinion---- this pie is amazing!

the juice in the undrained crushed pineapple is not pineapple syrup? This pie never set up for me and I followed the recipe faithfully. Sorry I'm not convinced by all these rave reviews. Beth


Did you use a large box of instant vanilla pudding, a measured 8 oz of sour cream, and one can of dole cruised pineapple w juices or syrup? Your mixture should have been thick when you poured it into your pie crust. Then put it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or longer.

When I made this today, I noticed that it called for an 8 oz. container of sour cream. I have rarely seen any sour cream containers smaller than 16 oz. and thought you might have added an entire container rather than easy mistake if you just notice 'a container of sour cream'. I also stirred the mixture quite a bit because instant pudding thickens when it is whipped. I hope mine turns out okay (it is in the refrigerator now).

With the size of everything we buy shrinking I checked the weight on the package of Jell-o pudding. Could not find a 6oz box of pudding. So I got a 5.1oz box (large box) and a 3.4oz box (small box) and just added some of the smaller box. Wow what a difference that made!!! I could tell if I had only used the large 5.1oz box of pudding that it would not have set up. Amazing how the little extra dab will do the trick! It should feel firm and start setting up as you mix it together. If you feel it is not just add some extra pudding out of the small box. It is an awesome pie. I even browned my coconut on a piece of foil in the oven and it looks like I just picked it up at the store.

The juice in the pineapple is what mixes with the DRY instant pudding instead of you adding milk to the pudding mix.

it was really good! I have one question after I served it was very loose and didn't set up right. everyone scooped it out like it was pudding. What went wrong ????

I think you needed to add more pudding. The large box of pudding only has 5.1oz in it and this calls for 6oz. Next time just get a small box of pudding and use "some" of it. Just keep adding a shake or two until it starts to get thick. Make sure it is thick before you put it in the pie shell.

this pie is awesome. My husband loves it.

Great pie!

Sounds wonderful, I will try it

could you use pineapple in juice?

We tried to make it with the pineapple in juice and found that it didn't set up right. The next time we made sure it was in syrup and loved it. Have made it several times since.

Made it with crushed pineapple in its own juice, plain fat free Greek yogurt, a reduced fat graham cracker crust, and sugar free instant vanilla pudding. Excellent!

Could I use yogurt instead of sour cream? Sour cream makes me sick :(

I just saw a post that someone used yogurt...

I'd use plain Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt. I think the regular yogurt would be too runny and possibly not set right. Greek yogurt would have a consistency closer to sour cream.

Fourth of July bluberries,rasberries;line each in a row across pie.Perfect for celebration the 4th of July.

Like he said in the video. Use any pie crust. The Graham cracker is an excellent one!

sounds good

I have always wanted to try this pie, but can you tell me where I can find the (9-inch) prepared shortbread pie crust?

I do not know where you live..I am in Ca. but all the big grocery chain markets have them. Usually in the baking section and sometimes in the frozen dessert sections. good luck

If you still can't find one then buy shortbread cookies...I love Archway (great taste and not expensive.) Mash in a zip lock plastic bag add melted butter and press into a pie pan to make the crust.

I'm going to try this pie soon - looks good.

Can fresh pineapple be used?

Why not use unsweetened pineapple in its own juice? I think it would be delicious!

It probably will not " set " right...

Can I substitute 8 oz of plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream?

So easy, but sooooo good!

I have made this many times as just a 'salad' or dessert without the pie crust. I love the fact that it uses sour cream and not cool whip, which is just chemicals! This always gets raves when I take it to potlucks and family gatherings.

Made this pie and it was DELICIOUS!!! Will be making again.

I am going to make this soon as I get stuff from the store.Sounds soooooooogood. (Im trying to get Ben and Jerry Ice cream to do a pineapple,coconut & cherry Ice Cream.!!!!

This is a sure winner!!I made it exactly as stated, except I used a graham craker crust! Was simply delicious! Will be a quick fix for anyone calling & needing a dessert! Does anyone have the bad part of this recipe? Calories, carbs, etc.? Thanks!!!

Even better would be a crust made with crushed ginger snaps!

This sounds wonderful and easy and just delicious. I am a coconut lover and pineapple too. I can't wait to make this as so many people gave me ideas of how I would make mine. I will use pineapple in juice not syrup too much sugar. I will use 1 cup of coconut for inside the pie, I will use coconut pudding, and coconut yogart instead of sour cream and the pie crust graham cracker why bother to bake when you just buy a crust and have this made in a few minutes and chill and everyone should enjoy this. Great recipe for anytime of the year. The only thing I don't like is Maraschino Cherries. Maybe I would put chunked pineapple on top with coconut spinkled and for color put tangerine slices or sprinkle golden raisins on it.

How did it turn out?

You need the pineapple in syrup not just pineapple juice--juice may not set up

the only thing I would change is: I would use 2 small cups of pina colada or vanilla yogurt in place of sour cream and I would use a graham cracker crust.

I make this often. Everyone likes how refreshing it is.

All these no bake pie recipes sound so good! I can't wait to make and eat them!

I have never seen pineapple in SYRUP. is it supposed to be the juice and not syrup???

No. There are 2 types of canned pineapple. One is packed in juice, and the other is packed in syrup (which could be light or heavy).

grumpy-It takes a little time, but I use my "notes" section for that. I might put "see comments for pie crust recipe". Hope this helps.

It would be great if you added the ability to select and print the comments along with the recipe. Some of the modifications the commentator make are very good.

put the recipe in your Microsoft word program, add your own or other's comments, print!

Awesomely easy pie! I added 1 cup of coconut to pie....scrumptious!!

This was fantastic, VERY EASY ! I used coconut cream instant pudding instead of the vanilla. My husband asked what bakery I got it from. :)

LOVe Love love it!!!!! So Yummy in my Tummy!!!!!!

I'm going to the store today to buy the ingredients. Can't wait to try.

For variation use banana cream flavor pudding mix in place of the vanilla as called for in this recipe.

I plan to make this

Prepared shortbread cookie crusts can be purchased at most'll find them with the graham cracker, & other types of cookie, crusts. :)

Well believe it or not, this is the first time I have ever heard of a "shortbread crust". Anyone care to share the recipe for this?? Thanks :)

OK, you can cancel that request...someone just posted

OMG! This is so easy and good. I didn't use the shortbread crust, instead I used crushed vanilla wafers (1 1/2 cups) 1 tbs sugar and 1/4 cut melted butter. Press in pie plate and bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Also I didn't have vanilla pudding so I used coconut cream. Will definitely make this many more times.

Wonderful! I used 'no sugar added' pineapple and sugar-free pudding for a diabetic version...turned out beautifully.

Looks easy and fast to make, worth a try

Wonderful. I have been looking for a recipe like this for ages!

This recipe was sooo easy! I made the shortbread crust, mashed up one banana right in the pineapple mixture, added a little coconut and topped it with coconut, walnuts and marichino cherries. Very delicious!

i have a question when making homemade bread if it didn't raise very much the first time but did the second time can it be punched down a third time or will this make it tough or ness it up in any way

Quick and Easy Shortbread Pie Crust Ingredients: 1 1/4 c flour 1/4 c sugar 1/2 c cold butter Directions: Mix flour and sugar. Cut butter into 1/4 in slices, and then cut into flour with a fork. Knead well and form into a ball. Flatten into pie plate with the palm of your hand, and then flatten against the sides of plate with your fingertips. Bake at 350 degrees (325 if using an electric oven) for approximately 10 min. until the dough is no longer glossy but slightly dry looking. When cool, fill with your favorite pie filling.

We loved this recipe. I used a Pillsbury pie crust (baked) and added two cut up bananas that I soaked in the drained off pineapple juice; I strained it well so not to make the crust soggy, and put the bananas on the bottom, then added the other mixture over top. I also added some chopped up pecans and marchiano cherries on top. Mmmmmgood!

I,ll need the shortbread pie crust recipe, please

Walmart!! Walmart, baby!! On the baking isle!!

Do you use real whipped cream topping?

I hope not! I didn't see whipped cream topping even mentioned in this recipe!!

this was very good i had my doubts at first but i will make it again but i did use a graham cracker crust

I'm so glad I found this recipe again! It's so easy and I sometimes use a graham cracker crust which makes it even easier. My nephew called and said he's coming to visit and would like for me to make one and I mis-placed the recipe. Thanks, Mr.Food for all your "Ooh, It's so good" recipes.


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