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Pineapple-Cherry Squares

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pineapple cherry squares is a frozen dessert made with crushed pineapples nuts and cherries folded in whipped cream and spread over a coconut flakes base. Chilled and served with additional coconut, the pineapple cherry squares is a melt in your mouth sweet dessert that you must try once.
  Fine vanilla wafer crumbs 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Flaked coconut 3 1⁄2 Ounce (1.25 Cups)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Confectioners sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted
  Eggs 2
  Canned crushed pineapple 9 Ounce, drained (1 Cup)
  Broken walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs) (California)
  Chopped maraschino cherries 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), well drained
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped

Place half of crumbs in bottom of 9x9x2 inch pan; sprinkle with half the coconut.
Cream butter; gradually add confectioners' sugar, creaming till light.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Spread mixture over coconut.
Fold pineapple, nuts, and cherries into whipped cream; spread over mixture in pan.
Sprinkle with remaining coconut and crumbs.
Chill about 4 hours.
Cut in squares.

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