Pineapple Mint Surprise

posted by Jane 03-17-99 6:50 AM

Pineapple Mint Surprise

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple (in own juice) drained
1 (4 serving size) package lime jello
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup whipping cream, whipped
1/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring

For the glaze:
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavoring

Combine flour, pecans and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal. Press into bottom of 13x9x3 glass dish. Bake at 400F for 12 minutes, cool.

Cream cheese with sugar until light and fluffy. Heat pineapple juice to boiling, add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Cool.

Add cooled gelatine mixture to cream cheese mixture and beat until blended. Stir in pineapple; chill until partialy set.

Fold in whipped cream and flavoring. Spoon mixture over baked crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Glaze: Melt chocolate in double boiler. Stir in cream. Add butter and flavoring. Spread carefully over top of completly set dessert. Refrigerate.

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