Pineapple Filling

Crushed pineapple makes up the moist Pineapple Filling in the middle of Pineapple-Coconut Cupcakes.



Makes about 2 cups
Total time: 2 Hours, 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 15 Minutes


2 (8-oz.) cans crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until a pudding-like thickness.

2. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla; pour mixture into a bowl. Place heavy-duty plastic wrap directly on warm filling (to prevent a film from forming); chill 2 to 24 hours.

April 2012
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