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Pina Colada Dessert Squares

Ingredients

Layer 1

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
  • 2 egg yolks, mixed with 1/2 cup milk

Layer 2

  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cans crushed pineapple (with juice)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Layer 3

  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoon Sweet 'N Low
  • 1 cup coconut

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Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in layer 1 together and press into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan; set aside.
  2. Cook ingredients in layer 2 together until thick and glossy.
  3. Place the pineapple mixture over the crumb mixture (layer 1).
  4. Whip egg whites in layer 3 until very stiff with cream of tartar.
  5. Add remaining ingredients. Spread this mixture very gently over the pineapple layer.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 1 hour or until lightly browned.
  7. Cut into squares.