Serving Size:
1 bar (approximately 3” x 3”)

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 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)


  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.

Helpful hints

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

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

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


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