If you enjoy making frozen-style desserts for your family, I think you will enjoy this easy to make Ambrosia Cream Squares recipe.
This recipe is done in a 4 layer technique. Please read the entire list of ingredients needed before beginning the recipe. Once it has been completed, you will need to place it into the freezer for 2 to 4 hours before serving. If desired, you can garnish the top of it with some fresh pineapple slices or cherries.
Layer 1 Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, cream together the above ingredients in the order that they are given. Press the dough into the bottom of an 8 x 8″ square baking pan that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes, remove and set aside to cool.
Layer 2 Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg, well-beaten
3 cups confectioner’s sugar
Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small saucepan. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the melted butter, beaten egg and confectioner’s sugar together until creamy. Spread this mixture onto the cooled first layer in the baking dish.
Layer 3 Ingredient:
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapples
Drain all of the juice from the pineapples. Spread the crushed pineapples over top of the second layer of ingredients in the baking dish.
Layer 4 Ingredients:
1 package of Dream Whip
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
In a small mixing bowl, beat together the package of dream whip, vanilla extract and confectioner’s sugar until creamy and smooth. Lightly spread this mixture on top of the third layer in the baking dish.
Cover the dish and place into the freezer. Once the dessert is firm, remove from the freezer and let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Cut into squares before serving.