DaVita Espanol

DaVita.com > Kidney-Friendly Recipes > Desserts

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  242
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  29 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  11 mg
  • Sodium  57 mg
  • Potassium  62 mg
  • Phosphorus  31 mg
  • Calcium  18 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Pineapple Bars

Did you know that the pineapple is one of the world’s favorite tropical fruits, second only to the banana? Crunchy, sweet and full of fiber, every pineapple has vitamins, minerals and enzymes that make it easy on the digestive system. With all this going for it, no wonder DaVita dietitian Jennifer from Illinois dreamed up a dessert featuring this wonder-fruit, and called it Pineapple Bars, a kidney-friendly treat for all.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jennifer from Illinois.

Portions: 24     Serving size: 1 bar (approximately 3” x 3”)

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1 cup Crisco® shortening
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk or milk substitute
  • 20 ounces canned crushed pineapple, drained
  • 7 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Maraschino cherries (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Blend flour, shortening and milk or milk substitute.
  3. Press onto a 17” X 11” ungreased jelly roll pan.
  4. Mix pineapple, cornstarch and granulated sugar together.
  5. Pour over crust and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.
  6. Cream together powdered sugar, margarine, cream cheese and vanilla.
  7. Spread over cooled crust; chill, and then cut into squares.
  8. Top with diced maraschino cherries if desired.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 dairy
  • 1 high calorie
  • 2 fat

 

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

  • Use pineapple canned in juice or syrup; both work well in this recipe.
 

Write a Comment

Already have a myDaVita.com account? Sign in to review. If not, register now.

Tell us what you think.

Rate it:



All comments will be approved by a DaVita teammate and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see frequently asked questions.

What's everyone saying?

1 Comment | Average User Rating:

Pineapple Bars

caconnel says:

2

I have a question about this recipe. Is the crisco shortening added melted or solid? Thanks Moderator response: Add solid shortening to the flour and blend with a fork until crumbly, then add the milk.

Jan. 03, 2012, 1:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

Have No Fear, Diet Helper is Here

Download kidney-friendly recipes from the DaVita kitchen.

Start Today

Recipe Alerts-
Sign Up

Receive a monthly newsletter with our newest kidney-friendly recipes.

Sign Up Today

DaVita Diet Helper

Plan menus, make shopping lists, track your daily nutrition intake and more.

Start Now

Food Analyzer

Manage your kidney diet by finding values for 13 nutrients, including potassium and phosphorus.

Analyze Now

Phosphorus Challenge

Use this tool to learn about the important role phosphorus plays in the kidney diet.

Sign Up Today

Kidney Diet Tips Blog

Recipes, tips and news for people on a kidney diet.

Read Now

DaVita

© 2004-2014 DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy of medical information | Web Privacy Policy | Safe Harbor Privacy | FAQs | Site map | Advertise with us
This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a physician.
Please check with a physician if you need a diagnosis and/or for treatments as well as information regarding your specific condition. If you are experiencing urgent medical conditions, call 9-1-1

117