Pineapple fridge tart

Pineapple fridge tart: The dessert you do not want to miss. Image: Supplied.

Homemade Pineapple Fridge Pudding – Fruity summer dessert

Summer in South Africa needs fruit and our fruity Homemade Pineapple Fridge Pudding is the best way to cap off your weekend braai.

Pineapple fridge tart

Pineapple fridge tart: The dessert you do not want to miss. Image: Supplied.

We love our food in South Africa. We love it even more during the summer months when we invite more people over for big summer braais and celebrations. If there is a braai, there is always dessert and our fruity Homemade Pineapple Fridge Pudding is the best way to end your meal. If you have friends and family coming over, you want to serve this golden dessert to bring more smiles to their faces. It’s yummy and golden just like the South African sun.

Tennis biscuits are and will always be the perfect tart crust here in our beautiful country. The fresh pineapple lightens the mood with some great pineapple jelly. You might already be enjoying some fruity drinks, making this tart the perfect accompaniment to your day. Other than the delicious jelly, it’s creamy and light, so you can have a good serving of it after a heavy meal.

Summer in South Africa needs fruit and our fruity Homemade Pineapple Fridge Pudding is the best way to cap off your weekend braai.

Homemade Pineapple Fridge Pudding Recipe

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Recipe by Irene Muller Course: DessertCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Setting Time

2

hours
Total time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • Ten packet Tennis biscuits

  • 1 tin crushed pineapple in a light sauce

  • 1 tin ideal milk (evaporated milk), place in the fridge the previous day to ensure it is cold

  • 1 packet jelly, pineapple flavour 

  • 1 tsp gelatine

  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (available at Dischem) to set well (optional)

Method

  • In a square dish, layer whole pieces of tennis biscuits together, until the base of the dish is covered with a single layer.
  • Drain the pineapple juice into a saucepan, add in the jelly powder to the mixture, bring to the boil and stir until it is all dissolved.  When this has dissolved, add the gelatine and xanthan gum, mix well, set aside to cool.
  • Using an electric mixer, add the contents of the very cold ideal evaporated milk in your bowl, mix this vigorously until the volume has doubled in size and is light and fluffy, adjust the setting to slow speed and mix the jelly mixture in slowly.
  • Once mixed, add the crushed pineapple to the ideal milk and jelly mixture and fold in gently.
  • Pour the mixture over the biscuits.
  • Add another layer if there is enough mixture. (If there isn’t, leave it to one layer of the mixture as the tennis biscuits can dry out the mixture).  Ensure all the corners of the dish are reached. 
  • Take two or three tennis biscuits and crush them to sprinkle lightly over the dish. 
  • Leave the tart in the fridge for 2 hours and serve. 

Notes

  • It is best not to leave in the fridge for longer than a day as it will start to dry out.

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