Mme. Bosses’ Pineapple Squares: A Sweet Tradition That’s More Than Just Dessert

In the bustling hubbub of holiday baking, there exists a cherished recipe that’s not just about the tantalizing flavors but also about embracing family heritage and tradition. Al’s Pineapple Squares hold court as a time-honored classic—a treat that transcends mere ingredients to become a nostalgic emblem of festive warmth and togetherness.

At the heart of these squares lies a simple yet magical combination of pantry staples. Picture a base layer crafted from the tender embrace of butter, sugar, and sifted flour—yielding a foundation that’s not just a canvas for flavors but a testament to culinary craft.

The middle layer, a luscious incorporation of crushed pineapple, adds a tangy twist that perfectly balances the sweetness, infusing every bite with a tropical zest that’s synonymous with joy.

But it’s the crowning glory, the topping, that truly elevates these squares to legendary status. A harmonious fusion of sugar, a well-beaten egg, melted butter, and sweetened coconut flakes creates a golden, textured finish that’s both crispy and delightfully chewy—a symphony of flavors and textures that dances on the taste buds.

These Pineapple Squares aren’t just about the sumptuous flavors and textures; they’re a link to Al’s childhood, a recipe lovingly passed down through the generations. Remembered as a staple in Mme. Bosses’ holiday baking, these squares continue to evoke memories of joyous family gatherings and the sweet anticipation of the festive season.

Stay tuned as we unravel the secret to crafting these delightful squares and discover why they’ve become an integral part of Al’s cherished family traditions.

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Pineapple Squares

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: 9 X 9 Pan 1x


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  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup sifted flour

Middle Layer

  • 1 14oz cans of crushed pineapple


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and butter a 9 X 9 baking pan.
  2. Prepare the base; place the butter, sugar and flour into a mixing bowl and combine with a fork. Place into baking dish and use a fork to firmly pack the base. Bake for 15 minutes and allow to cool.
  3. Drain the pineapple very well and layer on top of the base.
  4. Place the topping ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well. Spread evenly over the pineapple layer. return to the oven and bake for 25 minutes.. cool and cut.
  • Category: baking, recipes